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Become a child care provider by learning how to nurture, teach and care for preschool children either in home, in the homes of the children’s families or in a child care center. Early child care teachers focus on attending to children’s health, safety and nutrition while organizing activities to stimulate each child’s physical, emotional, intellectual and social growth.

Employment of child care professionals is expected to grow 7% through 2024. The increasing focus on early childhood education, together with the rising number of children requiring care, continues to raise the demand for child care professionals.

Certificate program options, each meeting Maryland State Department of Education, Office of Child Care and Maryland Child Care Credential Program requirements, are outlined below. To enroll in on-campus classes, call (240) 629-7987.

Infant/Toddler Child Care (135 hours):
Child Growth & Development,Preschool Child Care -and- Infant & Toddler Care

Preschool Child Care (90 hours):
Child Growth & Development -and- Preschool Curriculum & Activities

School Age Child Care (90 hours):
Child Growth & Development -and- School Age Child Care

Child Care Center Director (135-180 hours):
Complete one of the above programs -and- Child Care Administration. Number of hours depends on program selection.

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