image in article FREE MONEY FOR YOUR TRAINING CLASSES AT H&H If you are a Level Two or higher participant in the Credential Program, here's some exciting news for you – the Maryland State Department of Education (MSDE) is providing training vouchers that cover the costs of your training classes. This initiative aims to support your professional development by offering financial assistance for essential training courses. In this article, we'll delve into the details of how you can benefit from these vouchers, including important application procedures and guidelines.

Eligibility and Application Process:

Have a training in mind? Plan ahead to receive your voucher in time for registration.

To avail yourself of this opportunity, you must submit your voucher at least 60 days before the scheduled training date. Make sure to check the updated list of upcoming classes and plan accordingly. The application process requires a complete submission to the Office of Child Care, including a signed application form and documentation specifying the training for which the voucher will be used. This documentation can include a course catalog description, a completed registration form, or a training advertisement.

Subject to funding availability, the Office of Child Care will approve an applicant within 30 days of receiving the application if certain criteria are met. These criteria include submitting the application at least 60 days before the training date, ensuring the application is complete, providing all required documentation, requesting an amount not exceeding $200, and confirming the applicant's eligibility.

Upon approval, the Office of Child Care will issue a training voucher to the participant. The voucher will include essential details such as the training's name, the training organization or approved trainer, and the voucher amount.

Using Your Voucher at ChildCareEd:

ChildCareEd, a prominent platform for childcare training, is a valid option for redeeming your training voucher. The process is simple and user-friendly, ensuring a seamless experience for participants.

  1. Voucher Submission: To initiate the process, participants should sign and date their voucher in blue ink and send it to This step sets the wheels in motion for accessing your chosen training course on the ChildCareEd platform.

  2. Course Enrollment: Once ChildCareEd receives the voucher, the specified course is promptly added to the participant's account. This ensures quick and efficient enrollment, allowing you to begin your training without any delays.

Completion and Documentation:

After successfully completing the training for which the voucher was issued, participants need to provide the Child Care Administration (CCA) with documentation confirming their achievement. This documentation can include a transcript, grade slip, certificate, or any document given by the instructor indicating successful completion of the training.


In conclusion, the MSDE's training vouchers present a valuable opportunity for Level Two and higher Credential Program participants to enhance their professional skills without financial barriers. By following the outlined application process and leveraging your voucher at ChildCareEd, you can access quality training and contribute to your continuous professional development in the childcare field. Take advantage of this initiative and invest in your future today!

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