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Core Knowledge

Core Knowledge and Competencies
Core Knowledge is the foundation of professional development. It identifies what a practitioner should know and be able to do. Research-based standards are grouped into specific content areas outlining knowledge and skill competencies. There is specific training for each set of core competencies. Core Knowledge aligns the Florida Early Learning and Developmental Standards and Professional Competencies, which describe what children should know and be able to do at the end of each developmental stage.

To learn more about the early learning educator requirements, visit the DCF Child Care Training and Credentialing Requirements website.