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Thinking about a career in teaching or working with children in a child care setting?

Have you been thinking about a career in teaching or working with children in a child care setting? Are you unsure as to what training requirements are needed to get approved in Maryland? Undecided Are you currently working in this field and are not sure what is required to maintain your certifications for continued training?  Embarassed

Well look no further!!  H&H Child Care Training Center is a private institution which is accredited and approved by the Maryland State Department of Education to offer trainings to help you excel in a career of working with children.  H&H offers all these classes at affordable pricing so you can get the classes you need to get your career started today!!Smile

The chart below is provided for informational purposes only by the Maryland State Department of Education. To register for one of these classes go to our "Classes" tab to sign up for your required training today!!  CALL NOW for further information and assistance at 301-300-1776 to speak to an advisor.

Maryland Child Care Center – Staff Requirements*

Position Age Education Course Work Experience1 Other Requirements Continued Training
Aide 16 None None None Within 6 months after hire complete an orientation session 6 clock hours4
Assistant
Child Care Teacher

(School-age)
18 • High school diploma, certificate of high school equivalency
or
• Successful completion of college courses for credit
3 semester or 45 clock hours or equivalent of approved coursework relating to school age children and→ 400 hours3 working with school age children in an approved setting4 • At least 9 clock hours of approved training in communicating with staff, parents and the public5 6 clock hours6
OR
15 clock hrs of approved college coursework, and→ 600 hours3 working with school age children in an approved setting4
OR
No coursework, and→ 800 hours3 working with school age children in an approved setting4
Child Care Teacher

(Infant/Toddler)
19 • High school diploma, certificate of high school equivalency
or
• Successful completion of college courses for credit
• 6 semester, 90 clock hours2 or equivalent of approved early childhood coursework
And
• 1 year of experience working with infants/toddlers and/or preschoolers in an approved setting3
or
• 1 year of college (30 semester hours),
or
• Combination of experience and college equal to 1 year
• At least 9 clock hours of approved training in communicating with staff, parents and the public5 12 clock hours6
• 3 semester, 45 clock hours or the equivalent of approved infant/toddler coursework
OR
• 6 semester, 90 clock hours2 or equivalent of infant/toddler specific coursework
Child Care Teacher

(Preschool)
19 • High school diploma, certificate of high school equivalency
or
• Successful completion of college courses for credit
• 6 semester, 90 clock hours2 or equivalent of approved early childhood coursework
or
• 1 year of experience working with preschoolers in an approved setting3 or
• 1 year of college (30 semester hours),
or
• Combination of experience and college equal to 1 year
• At least 9 clock hours of approved training in communicating with staff, parents and the public5 12 clock hours6
• Approved as a teacher or educational Director for nursery school through third grade,
or
• Hold a teaching certificate from MSDE or any other state for nursery school through third grade
Child Care Teacher

(School-Age)
19 • High school diploma, certificate of high school equivalency • 6 semester, 90 clock hours2 or equivalent of approved school-age coursework
Or
• 400 hrs of experience working with school-age children in an approved setting3
or
• 1 year of college (30 semester hours),
or
• Combination of experience and college equal to 1 year
• At least 9 clock hours of approved training in communicating with staff, parents and the public5 12 clock hours6
or • Approved as a teacher or educational Director for kindergarten or grades 1-8, or
• Successful completion of college courses for credit • Hold a teaching certificate from MSDE or any other state for kindergarten or grades 1-8
1 – If approved or certified to teach (Infant/Toddler and Preschool N, K-3 or School-Age K, 1-8) no experience is required.
2 – Approved coursework ½ child development and ½ curriculum planning.
3 – This requirement may be met through the following alternatives: Hold the Child Development Associate (CDA) Credential issued by the Council for Professional Recognition, Hold an Associates or higher degree with approved coursework in early childhood education, Approved as a teacher for grades Nursery-3, or Hold a teaching certificate from MSDE or any other state for early childhood in grades N-3
3 – One year (30 semester hours) may be substituted for up to 400 hours of experience.
4 – Approved setting means - licensed child care center, nursery school, church operated school, recreation and park program, registered family child care home or similar setting
5 – May be met through the successful completion of at least 1 academic college course taken for credit
6 – Continued training is to be completed each year of employment according to the Professional Development Plan, with a minimum of one-half in the Core of Knowledge and a maximum of one-half in elective training.

*Information obtained from MSDE website

Effective – January 1, 2009 (Chart revised May 2011)


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