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 2019 and 2020 are:
- April 10, 2020 Registration opens January 31, 2020 (Space is limited, register early)
- October 9, 2020 Registration opens August 1, 2020
All sessions are held from 9:30 am-12:30 pm.
Prescreening and Registration are required to attend. Contact us by email at email@example.com
Quarterly Trainer Meeting Dates
Attendance at quarterly trainers meetings is required to maintain approval for independent trainers and training organizations. Registration is not required. Reminders will be emailed one week prior to the meeting. If you are not receiving these reminders, please contact us by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
July 26, 2019 (Location: CTE, JHU, 6740 Alexander Bell Drive #302, Columbia, MD 21046)
October 7, 2019 (Annual Conference - Maritime Institute Conference Center)
January 24, 2020 (Location: CTE, JHU, 6740 Alexander Bell Drive #302, Columbia, MD 21046)
April 24, 2020 (Location: CTE, JHU, 6740 Alexander Bell Drive #302, Columbia, MD 21046)
July 24, 2020 (Location: CTE, JHU, 6740 Alexander Bell Drive #302, Columbia, MD 21046)
October 2020 - TBD (Annual Conference)
Additional information, links and resources:
- For COVID-19 updates related to MSDE Approved Trainers, please click here.