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Family Development Credential Instructors’ Training Institute

(This Institute will be held in conjunction with the National Head Start Manger & Director Academy)

The Family Development Credential Program (FDC), administered by the University of Connecticut is a research-based professional development course and credentialing program for frontline family workers to learn and practice skills of strength-based family support. 

This four day interactive train-the-trainer Instructors’ Institute will certify Head Start staff as instructors, who will then offer the FDC program by training staff in their local communities. 

The FDC Instructors’ Institute will provide an in-depth overview of the Empowerment Skills for Family Workers curriculum, the basis for the Family Development Credential. Participants will have an opportunity to practice facilitating activities from each of the curriculum’s 10 modules to prepare them to facilitate the 90 hours of classroom instruction for the frontline family worker. The parallel between FDC and the Head Start Parent, Family and Community Engagement Framework will also be explored.

Prospective participants must submit an application to the National Family Development Credential Program.

For more information about the Family Development Instructors’ Training Institute contact Amy Knight, National FDC Program Manager, at

Cost: $625

Click here to view the Institute's flyer (PDF)