Training Opportunities

Training Requirements

For ECE programs applying for recognition, at least 60% of current program staff must participate in and complete at least one training related to any of the Benchmark Menus (see below); certificates of completion will be required as part of the application packet. Trainings completed within two years of the application date will be accepted. 

The list below includes trainings approved to meet the training requirement for ECE recognition.

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In-Person TrainingTraining ProviderLocation(s) offeredContact Information
Coordinated Approach to Child Health (CATCH)
Creating a Healthy Nutrition Environment WorkshopFlorida Department of HealthSelect counties(850) 245-4323
Healthy Sarasota Childcare TrainingHealthy Sarasota CountySarasota County (941) 861-2981
Healthy Kids, Healthy FutureUniversity of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences (UF/IFAS) Extension Family Nutrition ProgramSelect counties(352) 294-3862
Nemours’ National ECE Learning Collaborative ProjectNemours Children's Health SystemCurrently not available
Provided 2012-2018
(202) 457-1440
PREVENT ObesityDepartment of Children and FamiliesStatewide(866) 762-2237
Sports, Play, and Active Recreation for Kids (SPARK)SPARKStatewide(800) 283-5700


Online TrainingTraining Provider 
Breastfeeding Friendly Child Care FacilitiesFlorida Breastfeeding Coalition, Inc.
Taking Steps to Healthy Success: An IntroductionBetter Kid Care
Taking Steps to Healthy Success: Active PlayBetter Kid Care
Taking Steps to Healthy Success: Breastfeeding Support Better Kid Care
Taking Steps to Healthy Success: Family-Style DiningBetter Kid Care
Taking Steps to Healthy Success: Healthy EatingBetter Kid Care
Taking Steps to Healthy Success: Reduce Screen TimeBetter Kid Care
Taking Steps to Healthy Success: Staff WellnessBetter Kid Care

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