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:
September 17-20, 2019 - La Tourelle Resort, Ithaca, New York - Cost: 675.00
Click here for an application to apply

December 9-12, 2019 - Anaheim, CA - Cost: $925 

2020 National FDC Instructor Institutes:

March 29, April 2, 2020 - Phoenix, AZ

November 30-December 3, 2020 - 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)

NY State Update Meeting
September 16, 2019 - 1-4pm.
LaTourelle Resort - Ithaca, NY
Cost: $40

National Webinar Update Meeting - October 24, 2019

Additional dates will be forthcoming.

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