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Child Care Courses

Child Care Courses

Child Care Courses

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HCC in partnership with Howard Community College offers a variety of classes to get you started in child care or early childhood education. 

Child Growth and Development is designed to prepare students for positions in child care centers. The course satisfies the child development half of the MSDE requirement of 90 hours of training for child care teachers and directors. 

Topics include:

  • An overview of major concepts, theories, and research related to the social, emotional, cognitive, and physical development of the child from birth through age 12. 

Course Requirements:

  • Students must have a high school diploma or an approved certificate of high school equivalency. 
  • Students must successfully complete two 45-hour courses.
  • Students must take the Child Growth and Development course.
  • Students must take one of the following courses:
    • Infant and Toddler Care
    • Preschool Curriculum & Activities (Early Childhood Education)


Scholarships are available and may cover all or part of the program cost. For more information or to apply now, click here. 

Summer 2022

Fall 2022