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Lead Teacher 90-Hour Preschool Child Care

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Experienced child care providers seeking lead teacher positions in child care centers can fulfill Maryland State Department of Education (MSDE) Office of Child Care requirements for teachers and senior staff with training from AACC.

lead teacher 90 hour preschool child care certificate from AACC TEACH Institute

What is the job outlook?
Employment of child care workers is expected to increase by 20 percent through 2020, which is faster than average for all occupations. The number of children who require child care is expected to grow and high replacement needs create good job opportunities for child care workers. Senior staff members and teachers on average earn from $25, 901 per year in Maryland.

What is the training?
Training consists of two, noncredit courses. Students will study the various aspects of growth and development of children from birth through adolescence. Students will also learn the principles of learning, learning environments and activities for children from birth through age 6. Total Hours: 120

What courses will I take? 
CDA 305 or ECT 305 - Child Care 1 - Child Growth and Development 
CDA 306 or ECT 306 - Child Care 2 - Activities for Young Children

What credentials can I earn?
Upon successful completion, students will have met the MSDE Office of Child Care’s 90-hour child care requirement for preschool teachers. Students will also earn an AACC continuing education certificate. To receive the certificate students complete and submit the form to our office. The form and instructions can be found at

What will it cost?
$650for Anne Arundel County residents, including tuition and fees

What are the requirements?
The Maryland State Department of Education requires employees to have a high school diploma or GED, be at least 19 years old and have two years of experience. Successful completion requires 100 percent attendance and 75 percent or better on all assessments.

How do I enroll?
Register onlinein person, by fax,or mail. Visit for details.

Related Studies
AACC offers a variety of child care courses approved by the MSDE Office of Child Care, including family provider start-up classes, preservice training and continuing professional development. Visit or see the Schedule of Noncredit Classes.

Consult the college catalog or visit for information about the following credit programs of study.

  • Associate of Applied Science (A.A.S.) degree in Early Childhood Development
For more information contact Stacie Burch at 410-777-2916 or