45 Hour Child Growth and Development - zoom/in-person

45 Hour Child Growth and Development - $399

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Course Description:
This certification course satisfies the child development half of the MSDE requirement of 90 hours for child care teachers and directors. The course allows teachers to gain a broad overview of major concepts, theories, and research related to the social, emotional, cognitive, and physical development of the child from birth through age 12. This course and a 45-hour course in the age-appropriate curriculum (preschool, infant-toddler, or school-age) are required to complete the 90-hour certification for child care. Students must attend all classes and successfully complete all course requirements to receive a certificate. Aligns with MD Staff Credential levels 2-4.

This course has been approved by MSDE Early Childhood Division approval number PSO-30299. Subject Area 45 CD

Course Objectives:
Upon completion of this course the student will be able to:
Explain the theoretical foundations of early childhood education, and activities that will promote the skills being discussed,
Demonstrate understanding of how they grow and learn and build the bridge between theory and practice,
Demonstrate understanding of how child development theory influences classroom management and implementing an effective program,
Demonstrate understanding of the different stages of development,
Explain how to advocate for children in childcare,
Understand what a expect of the children in your care and respecting their innate drive to learn and develop,
Plan an age-appropriate program allows children to learn at their optimum rate,
Assess a safe, inclusive environment for children with all abilities, and demonstrate understanding of the process of evaluating a child when there is a concern about a child’s development, and
Plan a child-centered and DAP (Developmentally Appropriate Practice) by NAEYC standards, Maryland Child Care Credential Program, and CCA (Child Care Administration) regulations.

Format: 33 hours of Zoom/12 hours of online

Requirements and Expectations of students:
100% Completion of Online Sessions: All online sessions should be completed according to the syllabus. students must have completed the online sessions by the last day of class in order to receive credit toward their final grade. ( Total of 9 hours online)

100% Participation: Each participant is expected to contribute to class discussions in an active and professional manner, supporting the participation of other class members. Your contributions are to be based on an informed and professional position.

100% Attendance: State requirements, specify that students must complete 45 hours of training. This is an interactive class, attendance is not only important but vital. An excused absence must be approved by the instructor. Certain family emergencies may qualify for an excused absence. Missed classes may affect your final grade and will prohibit you from receiving your certificate.

There is a minimum enrollment of 5 students in order for this course to proceed. All classes are non-refundable.

An E-text book can be purchased to be used as a resource but is NOT required. Please click on this URL:


B. Objectives / Learning Outcomes:
By the end of this training, the learner will be able to:
  1. Identify strategies to assist children with food allergies/feeding concerns.
  2. Demonstrate understanding of the importance of parent/caregiver relationship
  3. Identify assessment tools.
  4. Demonstrate understanding of scaffolding as a method for individualized learning.
  5. Demonstrate an understanding of the benefits of individualized learning
  6. Define the term multiculturalism and how it relates to the child's environment.
  7. Demonstrate an understanding of how chronic illness can affect development in ages four and above.
  8. Demonstrate understanding of using assessment and observations for short and long term goal development for ages birth to three.
  9. Demonstrate understanding of using assessment and observations for short and long term goal development for ages four and above.
  10. Identify the role of family in society
  11. Demonstrate an understanding of the value and importance of complex characteristics of children’s families and communities
  12. Identify strategies in promoting sound health and safety principles for in child care.
  13. Identify factors that influence learning.
  14. Demonstrate an understanding of approaches to learning
  15. Identify different learning styles of young children
  16. Identify the nutritional needs of children aged four and above.
  17. Define culture and cultural competency
  18. List examples ways to incorporate inclusion and equity in the classroom
  19. Identify the components of positive relationships with children, co-workers and families.
  20. Demonstrate understanding of inclusionary practices for school-age children.
  21. Demonstrate an understanding of inclusionary practices in the preschool setting.
  22. Demonstrate an understanding of approaching parents as equal partners in learning.
  23. Identify and use community resources to support learning.
  24. Describe ways child care professionals can display leadership with families and the community.
  25. Demonstrate understanding of developing positive relationships with childcare families
  26. Demonstrate an understanding of observational techniques that result in accurate and objective observation
  27. Identify parenting styles and the influence those styles have on child development
Information about this training

Hours breakdown

45 CD

Topics / Categories

Child development
Business Perks
Not Applicable


Brianna Mason
Date: 08/12/23
Destiny Funderburk
Date: 04/26/22
Iqbal Unnisa
Date: 04/26/22
Yenifer Bonilla-Paul
Date: 04/26/22
Date: 01/22/23
Brittini Martin
Date: 04/26/22
Vanessa Serpas
Date: 04/26/22
carmen melara
Date: 04/26/22
Kiara Williams
Date: 05/13/23
Sydney Booker
Date: 08/12/23
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