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


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

    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 Adviser Training
    Description of National FDC Instructor Training

2019 National FDC Instructor Institutes:

December 9-12, 2019 - Marriott Anaheim, CA - Cost: $925 
Registration deadline has closed. This institute is full.

2020 National FDC Instructor Institutes:

January 22-24, 2019- Oklahoma State Instructor Institute - Edmond, OK
OK residents can apply using this registration form. Deadline 12/1/19.

March 29, April 2, 2020 - National Institute - Phoenix, AZ - $925

November 30-December 3, 2020 - National Institute- New Orleans, LA

If you are interested in hosting an FDC Instructors Institute in your area, please contact the National FDC office for more details. 860-486-0606.

  • FDC Update Meeting For FDC Instructors and Portfolio Advisers (A requirement every 3 years)

12/12/19 -National FDC Update Meeting-Anaheim, CA
Click here for a registration form - deadline 11/29/19

National Webinar Update Meeting - Spring 2020 TBD

State Coordinator Meeting - Spring 2020 TBD

Additional dates will be forthcoming.

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