AACC’s Teacher Educaton and Child Care (TEACH) Institute provides comprehensive child care training services including certification courses, continuing education, onsite-training, conferences consultation, a speaker’s beaureau and advocacy.
Enroll in one of the following continuing education certificate programs to earn the necessary credentials to begin your career in child care. AACC’s child care courses meet the Maryland Child Care Credential requirements established by the Maryland State Department of Education (MDSE) Office of Child Care. Courses also can be taken individually and each class has a content area code that corresponds to the MDSE Office of Child Care's Core of Knowledge Requirements.
AACC offers the following noncredit continuing education certificate programs in addition to the credit studies in Teaching and Child Care. These offerings meet MDSE Office of Child Care requirements for child care training and are essential to launching a career as a child care professional.
Lead Preschool Teacher (90-hour preschool certificate)
This training is required for lead teachers and senior staff in Maryland child care centers.
Child Development Associate
New and experienced child care providers may earn this nationally recognized credential.
Family Child Care Provider
Those interested in opening an in-home center must complete this training.
Nanny/Au Pair Training
This training will help prepare students to care for children.
ECT-305 Child Growth and Development
ECT-306 Methods and Materials: Early Childhood
ECT-328 Methods and Materials: Infants and Toddlers
ECT-370 Methods and Materials: School-Age Child
CDA-321 Module 1 Family Child Care Pre-Service Training: Child Development
CDA-322 Module 2 Family Child Care Pre-Service Training: Curriculum
CDA-323 Module 3 Family Child Care Pre-Service Training: Health, Safety and Nutrition
CDA-324 Module 4 Family Child Care Pre-Service Training: Special Needs
CDA-325 Module 5 Family Child Care Pre-Service Training: Professionalism
CDA-326 Module 6 Family Child Care Pre-Service Training: Community
DYC-399 Communication Skills for Child Care Professionals
Already a child care provider seeking to learn new skills and keep your license current? Choose from many noncredit courses approved by the MDSE. Each class has a content code that corresponds to the Core of Knowledge requirements which vary by the type of provider. Learn what requirements apply to you by contacting MSDE’s Office of Child Care at 410-7767-7852. See the key below.
DCR-331 Building Healthy Relationships with Parents
DYC-321 Proactive Behavior Guidance
DYC-361 Effective Communication with Parents and Children
DYC-368 Nutrition, Fitness and Fun
ECT-308 Basic Growth and Development
ECT-310 Using Growth and Development in Designing Experiences
ECD-364 Including All Children and the ADA
Considering credit studies in child care? Learn more about the following credit degree and others like it in teaching and child care.
Associate of Applied Science Early Childhood Development
This degree is designed for students interested in becoming a lead teacher or director of a child care center or the director of a before- or after-school program.
Learn more from our catalog.