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Child Care Career Programs

Career Preparation & Professional Development

Enjoy a rewarding career as a child care provider! Learn how to nurture, teach and care for preschool children either in your home, the homes of children’s families or in a child care center. Early child care teachers focus on care giving and attending to children’s health, safety and nutrition while organizing activities to stimulate each child’s physical, emotional, intellectual and social growth. 

At FCC, our Human Services program includes four Child Care certificate program options. 
Each program course meets Maryland State Department of Education, Office of Child Care and Maryland Child Care Credential Program requirements. Download our 2019 Spring schedule to learn more or browse programs below. 

Career Preparation

Receive a Child Care Teacher Certificate upon successful completion of online courses within an area of concentration as noted below. On-campus classroom instruction is also available. To enroll in on-campus classes, visit us in the Continuing Education Registration Office. To enroll in online classes, click below to get started.

Infant/Toddler (135 Hours)

Preschool (90 Hours)

School Age (90 Hours)

Child Care Center Director (135 - 180 Hours)

Complete one of the above programs as well as the below course to satisfy MSDE child care center director requirements.

Professional Development

Online Courses
Participate in professional development to advance your child care career. Courses are designed to build your credentials and meet requirements to maintain your child care license.

Register Online
Including All Children and the ADA • CHI331 • $50

Register by Calling (301) 846-2682
Sudden Infant Death Syndrome • CHI151 • 2 hours • $35
Supporting Breastfeeding in Child Care • CHI312 • 3 hours • $50


Contact Us

Kathi Groover • Program Manager
Business & Technology Programs 
(240) 624-2756 •