First Coast Technical College (FCTC)

Early Childhood Education

Enrollment is open to current high school students only


600 hours / 120 hours in the classroom and 480 in the lab

Class Schedule


No tuition cost to high school students



Testing Requirements

Assessments not required


FCTC Main Campus (St. Augustine)


Create and implement engaging curriculum and practices for young children

Develop guidance and observation skills related to child care and apply principles of child development

Plan, establish and maintain a safe, clean and healthy learning environment

Prepared for immediate employment, advanced certifications, and further education

Average Salary

$27,990 /year

Community Partners and Recent Employers of Graduates:




  • Curriculum development & classroom management
  • Developmentally appropriate practices for serving young children
  • Guidance & Observation skills related to child care
  • Identifying & applying principles of child development
  • Identifying & reporting child abuse & neglect in accordance with state regulations
  • Intercommunication with family & the community
  • Planning, establishing & maintain a safe, clean & healthy learning environment
  • Professionalism, leadership, & organizational skills
  • Rules and regulations which govern child care

Apply your skills at Tech Tots Child Care 

Early Childhood Education
OCP Course Number Course Title Course Length Hours
A HEV0870 Child Care Worker 1  150
B HEV0871 Child Care Worker 2  150
C HEV0872 Teacher Aide (Preschool)  150
D  HEV0873 Preschool Teacher  150


Industry Certifications

Early Childhood Professional Credential

Dept. of Children and Families and Dept. of Education combined credential, Florida’s equivalent to Child Development Associate


  • Child care development specialist
  • Child care worker/teacher
  • Day cares
  • Head start programs
  • Public school teacher aide
  • School age caregiver/site coordinator
  • Voluntary Pre-K programs

Steps to Enroll

Step 1‐ Attend a Program Information Session & Tour

Step 2‐ Apply for Federal Student Aid

Step 3‐ Gather Needed Documents

Step 4‐ Register for Classes

Instructor / Contact

Name: Wakilah Augustus
Email:   [email protected]
Phone:  (904) 547-3378

Are you ready to jumpstart your career?