Montgomery College offers several courses which satisfy training requirements for child care professionals in Maryland:
90- Hour Course Certificate:
Students who pass ED 120 - Child Growth and Development, and ED 121 - Curriculum Planning in Early Childhood Education will receive the 90 Hour Course certificate required for lead teachers at licensed child care centers or preschools in the State of Maryland. ED 120 provides students with knowledge of child development and learning. ED 121 focuses on activity plans, environment designing and relationships with children and families.
Infant/Toddler - 45 Hour Course Certificate:
ED 123, Infant and Toddler Development and Curricular Planning, introduces the theory and practice of educaring for infants and toddlers in a group setting. Upon completion of this course, the student is eligible for the Infant/Toddler 45 Hour Course Certificate required to hold the position of Infant/Toddler senior staff in a child care center.
School-Age Care - 45 Hour Course Certificate:
ED 124, School-Age Child Care, covers theories and teaching practices for providing before-and-after-school programs serving children five to thirteen. Upon completion of this course, the student is eligible for the School-Age Care 45 Hour Course Certificate required to be a group leader in before-and-after-school programs offered in the State of Maryland.
What is the main advantage for receiving the 90-Hour Course Certificate at Montgomery College?
Upon receiving the 90-Hour Course Certificate at Montgomery College, students will receive six college credits toward the Associate Degree in Early Childhood Education. On the other hand, a 90-hour course certificate obtained from other training institutions cannot be transferred as college credits. In other words, students who have received a 90-hour course certificate from other trainers will need to retake 90-hour courses at Montgomery College if they decide to work on the Associate Degree or One-year Certificate.
When should one expect to receive the 90-Hour Course Certificate?
accredited centers and preschools as well as the Maryland State Department of
Education/Child Care Division accept college transcripts as approved
documentation of formal training. Effective Spring 2014, paper certificates
will no longer be issued for job related purposes. Contact Dr. Jeannie Ho or (240) 567-7468 for more information.
Where can I get information on becoming a licensed family child care provider?
In order to become a licensed family child care provider, you must meet certain requirements based on Maryland State Law. To find more information on opening a family child care, contact:
Central Office of Licensing
Office of Child Care
200 West Baltimore Street
Baltimore, MD 21201
Phone: (410) 767-7802
Regional Office of Licensing
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Office of Child Care
51 Monroe Street, Suite 200
Rockville, MD 20850
Phone: (240) 314-1400