AACC’s Teacher Education and Child Care (TEACH) Institute provides comprehensive child care training services including certification courses, continuing education, onsite-training, conferences consultation, a speaker’s bureau and advocacy.
The Child Development Associate (CDA) is a widely recognized credential in early childhood education and an important professional development asset to any child care/early childhood educator. We offer a course in portfolio prep, covering the CDA credentialing process, review of the CDA Competency Standards and best practices in order to identify, evaluate and reflect upon the creation of your CDA professional portfolio.
Enroll in one of the following continuing education certificate programs and 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 (MSDE) Office of Child Care. Courses also can be taken individually and each class has a content area code that corresponds to the MSDE 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 MSDE Office of Child Care requirements for child care training and are essential to launching a career as a child care professional.
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
Are you already a child care provider, but want to learn new skills and keep your license current? Choose from many noncredit courses approved by the MSDE. 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 410-767-7852.
Building Healthy Relationships with Parents
Proactive Behavior Guidance
Effective Communication with Parents and Children
Nutrition, Fitness and Fun
Basic Growth and Development
Using Growth and Development in Designing Experiences
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 about this program.