Maryland

Maryland Child Care Training and Courses

ChildCare Education Institute (CCEI) is recognized by the Maryland State Department of Education’s Office of Child Care Licensing Branch (MSDE-OCC) to provide training for regulated child care providers. For additional information regarding the acceptance of CCEI’s coursework in Maryland, contact the (MSDE-OCC) at 866.243.8796.  In addition, CCEI’s Infant-Toddler Certificate program of study has been approved by the Office of Child Care, Division of Early Childhood Development to satisfy 45 hours of pre-service training in Curriculum for Infants & Toddlers. 

A list of CCEI courses that correlates to Maryland’s Core of Knowledge Areas can be found here.

CCEI offers the Communication and Interpersonal Skills Certificate, which provides 9 clock hours of approved pre-service training in communication required to qualify as a director, child care teacher, school age teacher, or assistant child care teacher in preschool and/or child care centers in Maryland.

CCEI is an approved training partner by the Council for Professional Recognition (the Council) and coursework can be used to fulfill the training requirements needed to obtain the National CDA Credential in English and Spanish.

  • To enroll in a CCEI course click here.
  • Contact a CCEI Admissions Representative at 1.800.499.9907 or by clicking here with questions or for more information about our courses and certificate programs.
  • For information on how to articulate CCEI coursework with our college partners click here.

Get funding to pay for your CDA!

The Council for Professional Recognition, Maryland State Department of Education and Maryland Family Network have partnered to offer funding to help you earn or renew your Child Development Associate® (CDA) Credential. And now, fully funded CDA® training is available for Maryland early childhood educators! Training options are available for CDA candidates and renewal applicants.

Don’t miss out on this exciting professional development opportunity.

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