Child Care Certification Courses

Summer 2015


Medication Administration for Child Care Providers

The purpose of the medication administration training program is to teach child care providers and child care center staff information about administering medication to infants, toddlers, pre-school and school age children. The goal is to ensure safe and accurate administration of oral, topical, inhaled, and emergency medications to infants and children.

Fee: $35 Materials Fee: $56 Registration Fee: $8

PLC-457-B | 08/08/15-08/08/15 | | Check WebAdvisor for course details and Register


Observation and Assessment Birth to 12

Topics include objective vs. subjective observations, tools and methods, and using assessment to plan.

Fee: $22 Registration Fee: $8

PLC-821-O | 07/01/15-08/15/15 | | Check WebAdvisor for course details and Register


Age and Developmentally Appropriate Supervision

This continuing education course is designed for professionals in the education or child care career field and provides MSDE/Office of Child Care regulations and best practices for age and developmentally appropriate supervision of children. Topics include child care regulations and best practices, supervisory strategies for indoor and outdoor environments, and active monitoring.

Fee: $22 Registration Fee: $8

PLC-822-O | 07/01/15-08/15/15 | | Check WebAdvisor for course details and Register


Positive Child Guidance and Discipline Theory

This continuing education course is designed for professionals in the education or child care career field and provides instruction on positive child guidance and discipline by examining theory and best practices. Topics include positive child guidance, discipline, appropriate techniques, internal and external factors that influence child behavior, and ways to partner with families to foster positive child guidance.

Fee: $22 Registration Fee: $8

PLC-823-O | 07/01/15-08/15/15 | | Check WebAdvisor for course details and Register


Developmentally Appropriate Practices

This continuing education course is designed for professionals in the education or child care career field and provides instruction on development appropriate practices include children with special needs. Topics including national standards, essential components of developmentally appropriate practice, and behavioral strategies to support children's learning and development.

Fee: $22 Registration Fee: $8

PLC-824-O | 07/01/15-08/15/15 | | Check WebAdvisor for course details and Register


Taking Learning Outside

Topics include activity planning, environmental design, and material/equipment selection.

Fee: $22 Registration Fee: $8

PLC-825-O | 07/01/15-08/15/15 | | Check WebAdvisor for course details and Register


Nutrition and Active Living

Topics include nutritional needs of all children, promoting healthy growth and development, strategies to inform families on providing nutritional food items, and developing physical games and large motor activities to promote physical growth.

Fee: $22 Registration Fee: $8

PLC-826-O | 07/01/15-08/15/15 | | Check WebAdvisor for course details and Register


Playground Safety

Topics include age-appropriate and accessible playground equipment and surfacing materials, appropriate playground supervision, and outdoor safety checks.

Fee: $22 Registration Fee: $8

PLC-827-O | 07/01/15-08/15/15 | | Check WebAdvisor for course details and Register


Including All Children and the ADA

This continuing education course is designed for professionals in the education or childcare career field and provides information, strategies and resources for developing and implementing and early childhood education environment that is inclusive to all children and families. Topics include: the requirements of Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), inclusionary practices based on national standards and best practices, and local state and national resources.

Fee: $22 Registration Fee: $8

PLC-828-O | 07/01/15-08/15/15 | | Check WebAdvisor for course details and Register


Supporting Children With Disabilities

Topics include programs, terms and resources that support children with special needs, an understanding of the child care professional's role in supporting IEP/IFSPs and how to select materials to adapt both instruction and the environment to motivate learning.

Fee: $22 Registration Fee: $8

PLC-829-O | 07/01/15-08/15/15 | | Check WebAdvisor for course details and Register


Conflict Resolution Strategies

Topics include situations that may lead to conflict, methods to address professionallism, and strategies to promote resolution in the child care environment.

Fee: $22 Registration Fee: $8

PLC-830-O | 07/01/15-08/15/15 | | Check WebAdvisor for course details and Register


The Child Care Provider As a Professional

Topics include ethical codes of conduct, federal, state, and local resources, initiatives and organizations that support professionalism.

Fee: $22 Registration Fee: $8

PLC-831-O | 07/01/15-08/15/15 | | Check WebAdvisor for course details and Register


Cultural Competencies and Awareness

Topics include the definitions of anti-bias, diversity and inclusion, the value and importance of complex characteristics of a diverse community, promotion of child self-concept and esteem, and multicultural activities.

Fee: $22 Registration Fee: $8

PLC-832-O | 07/01/15-08/15/15 | | Check WebAdvisor for course details and Register


Family and Community Partnerships

Topics include community resources that will benefit children and families, the importance of being an advocate for children and families, and strategies that will increase family involvement.

Fee: $22 Registration Fee: $8

PLC-833-O | 07/01/15-08/15/15 | | Check WebAdvisor for course details and Register


MD Excel Series - Child Care

This online course includes 13 classes of the Maryland Excels Program. Maryland Excels is a voluntary quality rating improvement system designed to help you reflect and improve the child care services you provide. The courses included will help you evaluate the areas of focus of this new initiative. By registering for this complete series, you will receive discounted tuition. Orientation meetings will be held to assist with learning how to take these courses online and one mandatory meeting will be held.

Fee: $35 Materials Fee: $282 Registration Fee: $8

PLC-901-O | 07/01/15-08/15/15 | | Check WebAdvisor for course details and Register