Child Care Center Operations

Hours: 45 hours
Class Date/Time: Call 352.589.2250, x1835, for information
Cost: $149.60
Testing Requirements: None
Location: Online
Mission: The mission of the Child Care Center Operations program is to offer high quality training that prepares individuals for employment, enables those currently employed to upgrade job skills for career advancement, and respond to the educational needs of the child care industries in the Center’s service area.
Master Plan of Instruction

What you’ll learn:

  • Organizational leadership
  • Financial management
  • Legal obligations and responsibilities
  • Educational programming
  • Marketing strategies
  • Assessment
  • Monitoring practices
  • Observations
  • Referrals
  • Collaboration of programs with families
  • Community resources

Industry Certifications

  • Director Credential

Employment Opportunities:

  • Child care center owner
  • Child care center operator
  • Child care center director

Starting Salaries:

Vary, ranging from $20,800 – $31,200*
*Based on local industry information

Recent Employers of Graduates:

  • Numerous schools and child care centers throughout Lake & Sumter Counties

Completion Rate* – 100%
Placement Rate* – 86.36%
Licensure Pass Rate* – N/A

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*Data as reported to COE and is updated annually in December of each calendar year.

Required Book List

For the most recent book list, visit Lake Technical Center’s online Bookstore and Marketplace.

Steps to Enroll

  1. Complete the online application
  2. Complete Florida Residency Form
  3. Provide proof of Florida residency with picture ID (driver’s license) and vehicle registration or voter registration card
  4. Pay tuition and fees
  5. Purchase book
  6. Complete the new student orientation online prior to the first day of class