The Office of Child Care offers a wide array of resources and application materials to support you as a trainer for child care professionals in Maryland.
All trainers must obtain training in the education of adults. Recommended organizations can be found through:
- MSDE-approved Train the Trainer organizations (PDF), including contact information, where you can obtain training to become a child care trainer
Child Care training approval applications:
- Individual applications, and additional required materials, that you must submit to conduct pre-service trainings (PDF), Core of Knowledge trainings (PDF), and training conferences (PDF).
Training Proposal Template, Description Form and Rubric:
- Training proposal materials that can assist you in preparing training modules/courses for approval – the training proposal rubric (PDF) and a sample training proposal (PDF). You can also download the required training proposal description form (PDF) (DOC) and the planning template (DOC).
Additional Resources to Assist in Training Development:
- A PDF that lays out and explains the pre-service approval process (PDF), along with downloadable documents for lesson plans on child growth and development, infants and toddlers, and school-age children
- Downloadable outcome and indicator charts that can help you in preparing training modules/courses on child growth and development; infant-toddler care and development; preschool curriculum; school-age curriculum; directing and administration; communication skills; and family child care
- Credential modification resources including outcomes and indicators, as well as relevant requirements
- Content Alignment form (DOC)
- Credential Level Requirements (PDF)
- Credential Outcomes Chart (PDF)
Submit your core of knowledge and continued training proposal electronically
Associating trainers to approved training organizations:
- Add Form (PDF) to be submitted to MSDE with supporting documentation
- Drop Form (PDF) to be submitted to MSDE with supporting documentation
Forms for reporting:
Report to be completed and submitted for each training session conducted during the reporting period: https://forms.gle/5aMSyjK8capHJHUs7
Report to be completed if no activity has been conducted for the reporting period: https://forms.gle/bihQU8xb7cUBZMqk6
Quarterly Training Reports must be submitted by the 15th of January, April, July and October on a form provided by the Office of Child Care.
Reporting schedule is as follows:
1st Quarter= January, February, March. This report is due by April 15
2nd Quarter = April, May, June. This report is due by July 15
3rd Quarter = July, August, September. This report is due by October 15
4th Quarter = October, November, December. This report is due by January 15