Trauma-Informed Care for Child Care Program Directors

Implementing Trauma-Informed Care for Families

The Department of Children and Families Office of Child Care Regulation is offering a new course, Trauma-Informed Care for Child Care Program Directors (TICD) in Orange, Brevard, Osceola, and Seminole counties.  At this time, the Trauma-Informed care for Child Care Program Directors class will be in a distance-learning format. The class will be taught through a medium that is completely interactive and participants will be able to interact with the trainer as well as the other attendees.

The goal of the course is to assist child care programs in implementing trauma-informed care for the families they serve.  This is a multi-session course (at least five instructor-led sessions), which will require the completion of outside assignments and readings.  Upon completion of this course, child care program directors will form a community of practice and will be able to:

  • Recognize the signs of trauma impacting children
  • Examine the importance of self-care
  • Apply tools to help children regulate emotions and behaviors
  • Evaluate the physical-learning environment for trauma-sensitive supports
  • Develop a plan for creating a trauma-sensitive program

This course can be used to meet the Florida Director Credential Renewal requirements and obtain the new Trauma Endorsement.

For more information on this course or the new Trauma Endorsement for Director Credential, please contact Carolina Bello at Community Coordinated Care for Children, Inc. (4C) by phone at 407-532-4158 or by email at You can also register directly online through the DCF Training Portal – Instructor-Led Courses. After you complete your registration, the local training coordinator will contact you to provide further details.