How can I meet Maryland childcare training requirements?

Do you care for children in Maryland and need Core of Knowledge training hours? Are you trying to meet Maryland childcare training requirements? Well, you have come to the right place! Care Courses is an approved Maryland training provider. Whether you want hours for annual training, need courses for your Maryland Child Care Credential, want to pursue or renew your CDA, or want to satisfy other specific state childcare training requirements, Care Courses may be able to help!

Almost all our 60+ Care Courses can be used towards annual training requirements in Maryland. Our courses cover a variety of topics so you can pick a course that interests you. If you are looking for training to cover a Core of Knowledge Area, be sure to check out our fantastic Core of Knowledge course description pages and handy printable chart. With the help of these pages and chart you won’t need to guess what Core Area your course covers.

We often receive calls and emails asking if we are accepted for Maryland’s Child Care Credential – and to answer that question, yes we are! Care Courses is an approved trainer for levels 2-4+ of the Maryland Child Care Credential.

Interested in getting your CDA in Maryland? Check out our new CDA-101 Tutorial that explains all the ins and outs of the CDA process. And yes! You can use Care Courses to both get and renew your CDA.

Now let’s talk about state specific Family Home and Center training that Maryland requires of you. Care Courses offers training to help satisfy Maryland child care training requirements for both licensed daycare centers and family homes.

  • For family home child care providers we offer the 24-Hour Pre-Service Training and the Maryland Family Child Care First Year Training.
  • If you work in a center we offer the 9-Hour Communication Training.
  • We also offer the Pre-Service Orientation Course for Teacher Aides.

For more details on these special requirements, please visit our Maryland childcare training page.

Looking for free training reimbursements? Providers with a MD Child Care Credential at level two or higher are eligible to receive up to $400 in reimbursements each year for core of knowledge training. All Care Courses that grant 2 or more clock hours may be reimbursed using the MSDE training reimbursement program

Looking to fulfill your SIDs and Shaken Baby Syndrome requirement? Look no further – our course Keeping Infants Safe satisfies that requirement!

Do you have other questions about Care Courses’ child care training? Check out our other FAQ blogs here.

Do you have questions about your training, requirements, CDA, or where you should go from here? We here at Care Courses are very friendly and we love helping our Maryland neighbors!

Please let us know how we can be of additional assistance! Call us: 1-800-685-7610, Monday through Friday, 9-5 ET, or email us days, evenings and weekends: We’re here to help!

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