Child Care - Individuals with Disabilities, Continuing Education Workforce Certificate

This program prepares students for work as an assistant in a day care or preschool. Students learn the theories of human development and physical growth along with family and diversity issues. Topics include applying theory to practical situations, major development in physical and psychological growth, and developmentally appropriate practice. Students will learn how to develop a unit plan, develop a lesson plan, create an effective classroom environment, and understand the cognitive and behavioral differences in stages of early childhood.

This career and academic track is designed for students with learning differences or disabilities that impact learning. This track provides instruction that is multisensory, multimodal, personalized, and incorporates elements of universal design for learning. Classes are taught with a 6 to 1 student-teacher ratio to better meet the needs of individual learners.​

Program objectives

Upon successful completion of this Continuing Education Workforce Certificate, students will be able to:

1. prepare to become a lead teacher in a day care setting,
2. meet the eligibility requirements for 90-hour Maryland certification, and
3. teach curriculum using methods designed for special learners.

Program Credentials

CCBC Credential: Students will earn a CCBC Workforce Certificate and have access to a Continuing Education academic record (transcript).

Certifying Organization: Maryland State Department of Education (Maryland State 99 Childcare Certification), www.marylandpublicschools.org 

Financial Aid and Payment Options

CCBC currently offers Continuing Education (CE) financial aid to those who qualify. We package public and private funding options to benefit students which include COVID-19 relief funding, the Maryland Sequence Scholarship, CCBC Opportunity Grant funding, Maryland Promise, and Baltimore County College Promise. Financial aid funding is available for select CE courses and programs. 

Additional opportunities for financial support include partial payment options through Nelnet Business Solutions and tuition waivers for those who qualify. Resources outside of CCBC may also be available through employer/sponsor paid tuition,  the Department of Rehabilitation Services (DORS), and your local office of workforce development. 

For more information about funding resources and how to apply for them, please contact the CCBC Continuing Education Information Center at 443-840-4700.

Program Length

30 weeks

Courses start in August 2021 at CCBC Dundalk.

Program Requirements

​6th Grade Reading Level - according to an assessment that will be administered during an intake interview; 5th Grade Math Level

Prior Learning Assessment

This program has no options for obtaining course waiver(s) for prior learning.

Application Process

To apply, go to www.ccbcmd.edu/apply and complete the CCBC Non-Credit Workforce Training Certificate application.  An email will then be sent with program information and any additional requirements necessary to apply for the program.

Selective Entry – Please call 443-840-3262 to schedule an interview and assessment.

Program Course Sequence

Course Number

Course

Title

Course Hours

Textbook Information

(approximate cost; subject to change)

Costs

T=Tuition/F=Fees

CCT 580

Growth and Development in Early Childhood

45

Textbook provided.

$1149

T-$135/F-$1014

CHI 073

Single Step Childcare Internship I

90

None

$535

T-$120/F-$415

CHI 074

Single Step Childcare Internship II

90

None

$535

T-$120/F-$415

CCT 584

Early Childhood Methods and Materials

45

None

 

$1149

T-$135/F-$1014

 

CHA 050

Skills and Concepts for Employment

44

None

$459

T-$61/F-$398

CHI 070

Communication for ​Childcare Workers

9

None

$380

T-$50/F-$330

 Course Series Totals:

323

$0

$4207

T-$621/F-$3586

Additional Information

Career Opportunities:

Lead teacher or assistant in a day care or preschool.​

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Program Contact Information

Administrative Assistant: Jennifer Cabana | jcabana@ccbcmd.edu | 443-840-3262 | Dundalk MASH 104