SPC can meet your professional development needs if you want to renew your Staff Credential/Director Credential or meet National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) requirements for accreditation.
While St. Petersburg College does not offer a Child Development Association Credential (CDA) program, many students take early childhood courses in SPC's Early Childhood A.S. degree to meet the national CDA requirements. Get the specific requirements on the Council for Professional Recognition website.
Early Childhood Credentials Resources
- Florida Training and Credentialing requirements
- Florida Department of Children and Families childcare website
Initial Director Credential Requirements
For your Initial Director Credential, Level 1 or Level II, take SPC's EEC 2002: Foundations of Chld Care and Educational Administration, for 3 credits. This course is designed to meet Florida educational requirements for the Initial Child Care and Education Director Credential, Level I and Level II. The course content emphasizes the development of skills and a knowledge base for problem solving, planning, implementing and evaluating a quality child care and education program for child care administrators.
Renewing an Existing Credential
To renew an existing Director Credential take EEC 2523, Leadership and Management of Child Care Programs.
To renew an existing Staff Credential take any class with an EEC prefix.