Early Childhood Development Certificate (CCC) Information

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Introduction to the Early Childhood Development Certificate (CCC) Program

The CHD-CT Child Development and Early Intervention Technical Certificate is a 36- college credit program designed to prepare students as entry level teachers in a child care or pre-school program. Upon completion of this program, students will have earned their FCCPC along with Pre-K and Infant/Toddler specialization certificates. This program is composed of selected college credit courses offered within the AS Early Childhood degree program and will count toward that degree. Selected credits will count toward the Early Childhood Teacher Pre-Primary AA program.  Please contact the program coordinator for advising.

Florida Child Care Professional Credential

Is This For You?

Professionals in this career must possess good communication and social skills and also have a genuine interest in adult/ child relationships. Friendly, understanding, sympathetic, and empathetic describe the attributes of an Early Childhood professional.

Beyond Graduation . . .

By gaining experience in a child development center or a public or private school, students may advance to supervisory or administrative positions. The courses in these programs can be transferred to the Associate of Science (A.S.) degree in Early Childhood Education program at Pensacola State College.

Related Career Opportunities

Primary Employers

Graduates from the Early Childhood Education (Technical Certificate) programs work as child care workers or preschool teachers or teacher aides in pre-schools, child-care centers, child care homes, or other child development centers in the public or private sector. Employers include child care centers, school systems, religious organizations, private households and family-home child-care programs.


Child Care Workers
Concerned with the education, guidance, and daily care of young children. They plan and implement activities that stimulate children’s: intellectual, social, emotional, and physical development.

Preschool Teachers Work
in public or private schools, or child development centers, where they plan and implement activities for young children which promote: intellectual, social, emotional, and physical growth and development needed to be successful as they enter primary school.

Family Child Care Providers
Care for a few children in their own homes. These workers are generally self-employed and are responsible for all aspects of running a small business

Teacher Aides Assist
classroom teachers in elementary schools. Aides often apply training in child development and typing skills to perform a combination of instructional and clerical duties. [See also Teacher Aides, Early Childhood Education (Associate of Science Degree Program).

Employment Trends

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Escambia/Santa Rosa Counties
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Okaloosa / Walton Counties
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All Florida Counties
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