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 Advisor Training
    Description of National FDC Instructor Training

National FDC Instructor Institute
Date: Dec. 17-20, 2018
Location: Orlando, FL
Cost: $850

Click here for an application to apply.

National FDC Instructor Institute
April 29-May 2, 2019
San Antonio, TX
Cost: $850

  • FDC Update Meeting For FDC Instructors and Portfolio Advisors

FDC National Update Webinar
Date: September 21, 2018
Registration closed.

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