Child Care

Want to change the world? Prepare for a career in child care and make a daily impact on local children.

Education, experience and other licensing requirements are required if you want a rewarding career caring for and educating children. Wor-Wic is your child care training resource -- whether you are starting your career or need the continuing education required to meet licensing requirements.

Courses

Child Care Courses
To meet the 99-hour child care certification requirements to work as a director or a senior staff in a child care center, students must complete:
  • Child Growth and Development (45 hours), AND
  • Communication Skills for Child Care professionals (9 hours)
AND one of the following 45 hour courses depending on the age of the child you work with:
  • Infant and Toddler (45 hours) OR
  • Preschool Curriculum and Activities (45 hours) OR
  • School Age Child Care Curriculum (45 hours)
If you are interested in opening a licensed day care in your home, you need to:
  • Take Family Child Care Pre-Service (registration for this course closes December 1)
  • Contact Maryland State Department of Education
    (MSDE) Office of Child Care (OCC) Region 9 (Lower
    Shore office) at occ9wic.msde@maryland.gov or call
    410-713-3430.

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Continuing Education Credential Booster Courses

These classes take three to five hours and have been identified by MSDE in the staff credential modifications for levels two, three and four. The course starts once you login for the first time. Most courses have a required textbook, which can be purchased online. You may register for and begin a class anytime between 9/1 and 12/1.

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How to Register

Online:

Register online by selecting "Add to Cart" on the desired course(s) and select "Shopping Cart" at the bottom of the page when you are ready to process your registration.

By Mail, In-Person or Fax:

See other options to submit your registration and payment.

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Contact Us Continuing Education 410-334-2815 non-credit@worwic.edu
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