Current Students
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Future Students

Child Care Professional Development

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AACC’s Teacher Education and Child Care (TEACH) Institute provides comprehensive child care training services including certification courses, continuing education, on-site training, conferences, consultation, a speaker’s bureau and advocacy. To receive Continuing Education Units (CEUs) students must attend 100 percent of the classes and receive at least 75 percent on assessment. For information contact the TEACH Institute. 

Maryland Child Care Credential
AACC’s child care courses meet the Maryland Child Care Credential requirements established by the Maryland State Department of Education (MSDE) Office of Child Care. Each class has a content area code that corresponds to the Core of Knowledge requirements. The codes are:

C — Curriculum
D — Child development
H — Health, safety and nutrition
L — Community
P — Professionalism
S — Special needs

For information on the credentialing program and specific education requirements for each credential level, contact the MSDE Office of Child Care at 410-767-7852. For a list of noncredit courses being offered now, please visit

Family Provider Start Up Classes - Anyone becoming a family child care provider after July 1, 2008 must take all six of the family child care pre-service modules listed at the beginning of the general interest section.

Pre-service Training - You must take ECT 305 and ECT 306 (formerly CDA 305 and CDA 306) and DYC 399 to meet pre-service training requirements for teachers (senior staff) in a preschool program.