Are you interested in running your own in-home child care center in Maryland? Do you want the flexibility of being your own boss and setting your own business terms? Learn how to provide a safe, supportive environment and the best quality of care with this important state-approved training.
Training consists of six noncredit courses offered evenings, weekends and online. Learn child development, curriculum development, health, safety and nutrition, special needs, professionalism, and community relations through courses approved by the Maryland State Department of Education Office of Child Care. Total Hours: 24
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
Students must be at least 16 years old. The Maryland State Department of Education Office of Child Care has additional requirements for certification.
Anne Arundel County residents pay $360, including tuition and fees.
Upon successful completion of all six noncredit courses, students will earn an AACC continuing education certificate and fulfill the training requirement for the Maryland State Department of Education Office of Child Care to become a family child care provider. To receive the certificate, students must complete and submit a Student Application for a Continuing Education Certificate. Use certificate code CE.CHILD-FAM-CARE.
New or experienced child care providers interested in earning a degree may choose to complete the Associate Degree in Early Childhood Development. The degree prepares students to work as a director of a child care center, before- or after-school program, or as a lead teacher in a center.
Additional noncredit job training in this area includes: