• Would you like introductory DIR-FCD™ training online?

    Profectum Apprentice Courses are HERE!

    What are Apprentice Courses?

    Profectum’s new Apprentice Courses are just what you’ve been asking for!  Since launching our Profectum Parent Toolbox (PPT), we have received overwhelming feedback on how the PPT is the perfect guide for small group learning. While you can continue to use the PPT online for FREE, thanks to a grant from the John and Marcia Goldman Foundation, our new Apprentice Courses use the the toolbox as the curriculum for four introductory DIR-FCD™ online courses.

    Frequently Asked Questions

    How do Apprentice Courses differ from Profectum Academy’s DIR-FCD™ certification courses?

    Apprentice Courses

    Certification Courses

    • Introductory level DIR-FCD™ content
    • Intermediate to Advanced DIR-FCD™ content
    • Courses are open to anyone: parents, professionals, family members, community service members, etc.
    • Available to professionals only at this time
    • Courses range from 7 to 10 weeks
    • Courses range from 8 to 12 months
    • Participants are not required to show their work, but rather learn from watching and discussing PPT videos supplemented with Instructor videos.
    • Participants are required to show their work, write up and present case studies
    • No tutoring
    • Participants receive individual and group tutoring
    • Acknowledgement of course completion, but no certification acquired
    • Receive Profectum Certification upon completion
    • Listed as DIR-FCD™ Certified professional in Profectum’s Provider Directory
    • Receive Profectum self-marketing package to promote your business

    Both Courses

    • Courses guided by Expert DIR-FCD™ Trainers and Faculty
    • Online with international participants
    • Learn from webcasts and Floortime video clips

    Although we have not officially launched the PPT program, it has already been accessed by over 800 individuals from 12 countries!

    The PPT is an amazing gift to parents and professionals alike and will help us disseminate the DIR-FCD model all over the world. It is a tool for all of us to use in so many ways and again, it is FREE!  

    How do the Apprentice Courses Work?

    Learn the in’s and out’s of the Parent Toolbox and be introduced to the DIR-FCD model by the masters.

    Meet online via Zoom weekly.

    Webcasts will be viewed and reviewed during class.

    Access your course materials including webcasts, handouts, calendar and class links from our Learning Management System. Everything is organized in one place.

    Register for each of the four (4) introductory DIR-FCD online Apprentice Courses separately and pay $1,030 or register for all courses and pay only $700.

    Registration

    Apprentice Course Step 1

    $225.00 Add to cart

    Apprentice Course Step 2 

    $320.00 Add to cart

    Apprentice Course Step 3 

    $225.00 Add to cart

    Apprentice Course Step 4 

    $260.00 Add to cart

    Purchase all 4 Apprentice Courses (Steps 1 thru 4) for $700

    Please contact emily.mohr@profectum.org for a discount coupon code to use at checkout.

    Cancelation Policy

    Cancellations more than 30 days before a course begins will result in a refund less a $50.00 cancellation fee. No refund can be made for a cancellation 30 or fewer days before a course begins. Requests for refunds must be received in writing via email to emily.mohr@profectum.org. In the unlikely event that this program is cancelled, you will be notified immediately via email and a credit will be issued toward a rescheduled program, or the entire submitted registration fee will be refunded without further liability on the part of the organizer.

    Course Outlines

    Profectum DIR-FCD Apprentice Course Step 1

    Webcasts:

    • Strategies to Help You Engage and Interact with Your Child [ 10:44 ]
    • Strategies to Help You Engage and Interact with Your Child – Using the Webcasts: The “Nuts and Bolts” [ 13:22 ]
    • Become Your Child’s Play Partner – Explore ways to mobilize attention, engagement and circles of interaction [ 6:26 ]
    • Be Present… Be Together [ 28:13 ]
    • Tune in to My Child’s Interests! [ 25:28 ]
    • The Magic of Emotional Expression – Attend, Engage & Relate [ 32:32 ]
    • Build First Circles [ 36:15 ]
    • Persist [ 40:15 ]
    • Now That We’re Connected… Let’s Expand! [ 32:34 ]

    Format:

    • First two (2) introductory webcasts to be watched on you own prior to the first online class
    • Seven (7) 1.5 hour online classes
    • Webcasts will be viewed and reviewed during the online sessions. including a 30-60 minute webcast and workbook review
    • Class meets weekly (see the schedule for days and times)
    • Total viewing time: 9 webcasts totaling 3.3 hours of viewing time   | 7 online classes totaling 10.5 hours online class time
    • Cost $225

    Profectum DIR-FCD Apprentice Course Step 2

    Webcasts:

    • Explore Sensory Preferences and Challenges [ 34:06 ]
    • Explore Your Child’s Sensory Responsivity [ 48:22 ]
    • Touch… The First Sense!! [ 40:18 ]
    • Explore Using Sound to Nurture Engagement [ 28:29 ]
    • Discover your Child’s “Visual Box” Of Attention [ 37:30 ]
    • Movement: The Body In Motion [ 37:56 ]
    • Ideas Become Plans, Then Actions [ 51:13 ]
    • The Dance of Play… Tapping Into Your Child’s Rhythm and Timing [ 35:50 ]
    • “Talking” Starts with Gestures [ 46:49 ]
    • Putting it All Together [ 38:18 ]

    Format:

    • Ten (10) 1.5 hour online classes
    • Webcasts will be viewed and reviewed during the online sessions. including a 30-60 minute webcast and workbook review
    • Class meets weekly (see the schedule for days and times)
    • Total viewing time: 10 webcasts totaling 6.6 hours of viewing time   | 10 online classes totaling 15 hours online class time
    • Cost $320

    Profectum DIR-FCD Apprentice Course Step 3

    Webcasts:

    • Tailor Your Interactions to Engage Your Child’s Attention [ 24:48 ]
    • How Big? How Loud? How Close [ 28:55 ]
    • Moment to Moment [ 42:15 ]
    • Give Movements meaning Through Emotional Expression [ 38:52 ]
    • Regulate Emotions [ 40:59 ]
    • Engaged, Happy and Flexible!!! [ 37:32 ]
    • Let’s Solve This Problem- Together [ 42:46 ]

    Format:

    • Seven (7) 1.5 hour online classes
    • Webcasts will be viewed and reviewed during the online sessions. including a 30-60 minute webcast and workbook review
    • Class meets weekly (see the schedule for days and times)
    • Total viewing time: 7 webcasts totaling 4.2 hours of viewing time   | 7 online classes totaling 10.5 hours online class time
    • Cost $225

    Profectum DIR-FCD Apprentice Course Step 4

    Webcasts:

    • Extend the Conversation with Shared Problem Solving [ 30.19 ]
    • Discover Pretend Play [ 42.40 ]
    • Expand Pretend Play [ 39:52 ]
    • Pretend Play with Adolescents (and Young Adults) [ 51:08 ]
    • Interact All Day Long: Daily Routines Set the Stage [ 56:05 ]
    • Playing Outside with Your Child and Family: Feeling, Moving and Relating [ 38:14 ]
    • Profectum Parent Toolbox Review and Inspiration from Parents Like you [ 3.47 ]

    Format:

    • Eight (7) 1.5 hour online classes
    • Webcasts will be viewed and reviewed during the online sessions. including a 30-60 minute webcast and workbook review
    • Class meets weekly (see the schedule for days and times)
    • Total viewing time: 7 webcasts totaling 4.3 hours of viewing time   | 7 online classes totaling 10.5 hours online class time
    • Cost $260