All licensed center child care and registered family child care professionals in Maryland are required to obtain training to meet child care licensing requirements.

This training can also be used to meet the requirements of the Maryland Child Care Credential Program.  Maryland has an established Framework of Knowledge and Competencies for child and youth care professionals aligned with state and national standards for professional preparation and quality workforce development. 

All training delivered by Maryland State Department of Education (MSDE) approved trainers is reviewed prior to delivery to ensure framework alignment, content validity and reliability.

We appreciate trainers with a passion for delivering high quality training that directly affects the quality of care provided to the children of Maryland. If you are considering supporting the professional child care community by becoming an approved trainer, we thank you for your interest and look forward to working with you to support this goal. 

In this section of the site, you can learn more about becoming a trainer and how to conduct training in Maryland.

If you’re seeking approval to become a child care trainer, the first step is to complete the Maryland Child Care Trainer Orientation. The dates for Orientations during 2017 are:

  • January 6, 2017          Registration opens November 1, 2016 - This session is full and registration is closed
  • April 7, 2017                Registration opens February 1, 2017 - This session is full and registration is closed  
  • July 14, 2017               Registration opens May 1, 2017          
  • October 6, 2017          Registration opens August 1, 2017

All sessions are held from 9:30am-12:30pm.

Prescreening and Registration is required to attend. Contact us by email at 


Attendance at quarterly trainers meetings is required to maintain approval for independent trainers and organizational Training Managers.  Registration is by invitation only.  If you are an approved trainer or organizational Training Manager and you are not receiving invitations for these meetings please contact us by e-mail at

January 27, 2017

April 27, 2017

July 27, 2017

October 27, 2017  (Trainer's Conference)