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 with training from AACC.
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. Lead teachers in preschool and child care settings earn on average 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: 90
What courses will I take?
CDA 305 - Child Care 1 - Child Growth and Development
CDA 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 www.aacc.edu/coned/certificates.
What will it cost?
$550 for Anne Arundel County residents, including tuition and fees
What are the requirements?
The MSDE requires employees to have a high school diploma or GED, be at least 19 years old and have two years of experience. MSDE may also require job seekers to complete DYC 399 Communication Skills for the Child Care Professional. Successful completion requires 100 percent attendance and 75 percent or better on all assessments.
How do I enroll?
Register online, in person, by fax, mail or touch-tone phone. Visit www.aacc.edu/noncredit for details.
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 www.aacc.edu/childcare or see the Schedule of Noncredit Classes.
Consult the college catalog or visit www.aacc.edu/teach for information about the following credit programs of study. Questions?
For more information contact Stacie Burch at 410-777-2916