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: September 19-22, 2017
La Tourelle Resort-Ithaca, NY

CT FDC Train the Trainer
September 26-October 6, 2017
West Hartford, CT
Application deadline: 9/22/17

National FDC Instructor Institiute
Date: December 4-7, 2017
Location: Austin, TX
Cost: $775
Application deadline: 11/3/17

Additional 2018 dates & locations will be forthcoming.

  • FDC Update Meeting For FDC Instructors and Portfolio Advisors

CT FDC Update Meeting
Date: September 12, 2017
Location: West Hartford, CT

National FDC Update Meeting
Date: October 25, 2017
Location: Denver, CO
Cost: $90
Registration required

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