Continuous improvement of the Maryland child and youth care workforce is essential for children, families, child care professionals and the community.
To ensure continual improvement, all child care trainers and training organizations must be approved by the Office of Child Care (OCC).
Each course or training session must be reviewed and approved prior to its delivery to the child care community. OCC has developed policies and procedures to guide all child care training in the following categories:
- Core of Knowledge
- Continued training
Providers who obtain approved training may be eligible for reimbursement of their training costs if the provider is credentialed at Level 2 or higher. To learn more, watch this slideshow on Child Care Training Approval in Maryland.