Center for the Study of
Culture, Health, and Human Development
at the
University of Connecticut


  • OHS Approved UConn Family Worker Credential  3/7/17

    1302.91(e)(7) of the Head Start Program Performance Standards state: 
    Staff Qualifications and Competency Requirements, 1302.91(e)(7):
    A program must ensure staff who work directly with families on the family partnership process hired after November 7, 2016, have within eighteen months of hire, at a minimum, a credential or certification in social work, human services, family services, counseling or a related field.

    March 7, 2017, Office of Head Start (OHS) APPROVED UConn Family Development Credential (FDC) for Family Worker to meet this requirement.

    To help Head Start programs meet this requirement, FDC has scheduled several FDC Instructor Institutes at Head Start Conferences and elsewhere.

  • FDC Instructor & Portfolio Advisor Training

National FDC Instructor Institute
Date: August 15-18, 2017
Location: Salina, Kansas
Cost: $678
Application deadline: 7/14/17

National FDC Instructor Institute
Date: September 19-22, 2017
La Tourelle Resort-Ithaca, NY
Cost: $550
Application deadline: 8/18/17

Missouri FDC Instructor Institute
Led by MO FDC State Coordinator for Missouri residents.
Part 1: September 26-28, 2017 - Click here to register
Part 2: Portfolio Advisor Orientation - Sept. 6, 2017 - Click here to register       
Location: Jefferson City, MO
Total cost $645

Additional 2017 dates & locations will be forthcoming.

  • FDC Update Meeting For FDC Instructors and Portfolio Advisors

MO FDC Update Meeting
Date: September 12, 2017
Location: Jefferson City, MO
Cost: $125
Click here to register

National FDC Update Meeting

Date: October 25, 2017
Location: Denver, CO

Additional 2017 dates & locations for updates will be forthcoming.

If you would like more information about any of these events, please contact the National FDC Program Manager at