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AACC’s Teacher Educaton and Child Care (TEACH) Institute provides comprehensive child care training services including certification courses, continuing education, onsite-training, conferences consultation, a speaker’s beaureau and advocacy.


Child Care Preservice Training

Enroll in one of the following continuing education certificate programs to earn the necessary credentials to begin your career in child care. AACC’s child care courses meet the Maryland Child Care Credential requirements established by the Maryland State Department of Education (MDSE) Office of Child Care. Courses also can be taken individually and each class has a content area code that corresponds to the MDSE Office of Child Care's Core of Knowledge Requirements.

Continuing Education Certificates

AACC offers the following noncredit continuing education certificate programs in addition to the credit studies in Teaching and Child Care. These offerings meet MDSE Office of Child Care requirements for child care training and are essential to launching a career as a child care professional.

Lead Preschool Teacher (90-hour preschool certificate)
This training is required for lead teachers and senior staff in Maryland child care centers.

Child Development Associate
New and experienced child care providers may earn this nationally recognized credential.

Family Child Care Provider
Those interested in opening an in-home center must complete this training.

Nanny/Au Pair Training
This training will help prepare students to care for children.

Preservice Training Courses

ECT-305 Child Growth and Development

ECT-306 Methods and Materials: Early Childhood

ECT-328 Methods and Materials: Infants and Toddlers

ECT-370 Methods and Materials: School-Age Child

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

DYC-399 Communication Skills for Child Care Professionals


Continuing Education for Child Care Professionals

Already a child care provider seeking to learn new skills and keep your license current? Choose from many noncredit courses approved by the MDSE. Each class has a content code that corresponds to the Core of Knowledge requirements which vary by the type of provider. Learn what requirements apply to you by contacting MSDE’s Office of Child Care at 410-7767-7852. See the key below.

Courses

DCR-331 Building Healthy Relationships with Parents

DYC-321 Proactive Behavior Guidance

DYC-361 Effective Communication with Parents and Children

DYC-368 Nutrition, Fitness and Fun

ECT-308 Basic Growth and Development

ECT-310 Using Growth and Development in Designing Experiences

ECD-364 Including All Children and the ADA


Related Studies

Considering credit studies in child care? Learn more about the following credit degree and others like it in teaching and child care.

Associate of Applied Science Early Childhood Development
This degree is designed for students interested in becoming a lead teacher or director of a child care center or the director of a before- or after-school program.  
Learn more from our catalog.