Child Care Assistant - Individuals with Disabilities, Continuing Education Workforce Certificate

This program prepares students to work as classroom aides in early childhood education. Classroom aides assist the lead teacher in preparation for lessons and caring for the nutritional, safety, and social needs of young children.

Program objectives

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

1. prepare to be able to assist a lead teacher in a child care setting,

2. assess student readiness to enter the workforce, and

3. teach curriculum using methods designed for special learners.

Program Credentials

Successful Completion:

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

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

​15 weeks

Program Requirements

4th Grade Reading Level - according to an assessment that will be administered during an intake interview

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 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

Co​urse 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

CHA 050 Skills and Concepts for Employment 44  None

$4595

T-$61/F-$398

CHI 073

Single Step Childcare Internship

90

 None

$535

T-$120/F-$415

 Course Series Totals:

179

$0

$2143

T-$316/F-$1827

Additional Information

Skills for Success:

​Strong verbal communication skills​, strong interpersonal skills, the ability to follow directions, and the ability to learn routines.

Career Opportunities:

Assistant in a day care or preschool.

Career Coach

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Program Contact Information

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