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Career Preparation

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.

Begin a new career by preparing to nurture, teach and care for preschool children either in a home or child care center. The programs outlined below meet Maryland State Department of Education, Office of Child Care and Maryland Child Care Credential Program requirements for certification.

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

Professional Development

Continue your career success with FCC child care professional development courses. Instruction and content meets the Maryland State Department of Education, Office of Child Care and Maryland Child Care Credential Program requirements. Learning formats include online, hybrid, and in-person classroom instruction. Browse programs below to learn more.


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