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  Sep 21, 2017
 
 
    
Catalog 2017-18

Child Care Provider


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Program Description


Child Care Providers attend to children in schools, businesses, private households, and child care institutions.  They perform a variety of tasks such as dressing, feeding, and overseeing play; are responsible for the safety and wellbeing of the children in their care; and work as part of a team.  CCBC offers four different course series options for students interested in this career track (see scenario options below). The instruction in these scenarios includes skills for relating well to children and their parents or caregivers

Program Outcomes


Successful Completion

CCBC Credential:

Students will have access to a Continuing Education academic record (transcript).  Students will be awarded a Continuing Education Workforce Training Certificate. Students will receive their 99 hour child care certificate and be eligible for their state certification.

Certifying Organization:

Maryland State Department of Education

Financial Aid and Payment Options


  • Continuing Education Opportunity Grant
  • Partial Payment Option (through Nelnet Business Solutions)
  • Tuition Waiver for Senior Citizens and Individuals with Disabilities
  • Employer/Sponsor Paid Tuition
  • Division of Rehabilitation Services (DORS)
  • Local Office of Workforce Development

Program Length


​16 to 20 weeks

Childcare courses begin monthly at the Randallstown Extension Center, Essex Campus, Catonsville Campus, and Dundalk Campus

Program Requirements


High School Diploma or GED

Students must be computer literate and have Internet access.

All childcare providers are required to maintain active CPR certification.

Application Process


Open Entry – No screening or documentation required.

Program Course Sequence


Child Care Provider

Student objective is to become a family childcare provider in the home, or to work in a daycare center as senior staff or director.

Course Number

Course Title

Course Hours

Costs

T=Tuition/F=Fees

Textbook Information

(approximate cost; subject to change)

CHI 019

 

or

CHI 043

Child Care 1 Growth and Development

or

Child Care 1 Growth and Development Online

45

$365

T-$171/F-$194

or

$385

T-$171/F-$214

Child Development; Decker; ISBN 1631260383; $85.30

 

CHI 020

 

or

CHI 044

Child Care 2 Activities for Young Children

or

Child Care 2 Activities for

Young Children Online

45

$255

T-$171/F-$84

or

$275

T-$182/F-$93

Working with Young Children; Herr; ISBN 1631260243; $93.30

 

CHI 031

Communication Skills for  Child Care Professionals

9

$109

T-$43/F-$66

None

Child Care Provider Totals:

99

$729- $769

T-$385-$396

F-$344-$373

$170.60

 

Child Care Family Provider

Student objective is to open a family provider daycare in their home.

Course Number

Course Title

Course Hours

Costs

T=Tuition/F=Fees

Textbook Information

(approximate cost; subject to change)

CHI 035

Family Child Care Pre-Service Module 1

4

$55

T-$32/F-$23

None

CHI 036

Family Child Care Pre-Service Module 2

4

$55

T-$32/F-$23

None

CHI 037

Family Child Care Pre-Service Module 3

4

$55

T-$32/F-$23

None

CHI 038

Family Child Care Pre-Service Module 4

4

$55

T-$32/F-$23

None

CHI 039

Family Child Care Pre-Service Module 5

4

$55

T-$32/F-$23

None

CHI 040

Family Child Care Pre-Service Module 6

4

$55

T-$32/F-$23

None

Child Care Family Provider Totals:

24

$330

T-$192/F-$138

 

 

Child Care Teacher School Age

Student objective is to work in an after-school program for children ages 6-12.

Course Number

Course Title

Course Hours

Costs

T = Tuition/F = Fees

Textbook Information

(approximate cost; subject to change)

CHI 019

 

or

CHI 043

Child Care 1 Growth and Development

or

Child Care I Growth and Development Online

45

$365

T-$171/F-$194

or

$385

T-$171/F-$214

Child Development; Decker; ISBN 1631260383; $85.30

 

CHI 033

Or

CHI 015

Child Care: The School Age Child

Or

Child Care: The School Age Child Online

45

 

$280

T-$139/F-$141

OR

 

$295

T-$131/F-$164

School Age Care Environment Rating Scale; published by Hamrs; ISBN 0807755095; $30.60

CHI 031

Communication Skills for  Child Care Professionals

9

$109

T-$43/F-$66

None

Child Care School Age Provider Totals:

99

$754-$789

T-$353-$345

F-$401-$444

$115.90

 

Child Care Infant/Toddler Provider

Student objective is to acquire certification to work with infants and toddlers.

Course Number

Course Title

Course Hours

Costs

T=Tuition/F=Fees

Textbook Information

(approximate cost; subject to change)

CHI 019

 

or

CHI 043

 

 

Child Care 1 Growth and Development

or

Child Care I Growth and Development Online

45

$365

T-$171/F-$194

or

$385

T-$171/F-$214

Child Development; Decker; ISBN 1631260383; $85.30

 

CHI 032

Group Care of Infants and Toddlers

45

$280

T-$139/F-$141

Online supplement handouts provided in Blackboard

CHI 031

Communication Skills for  Child Care Professionals

9

$109

T-$43/F-$66

None

Child Care Infant/Toddler Provider Totals:

99

$754-$774

T-$353-$353

F-$401-$421

$85.30

Additional Information


Course Substitutions:

Courses from other community colleges may be similar, but need to be reviewed by the Coordinator prior to registration.

 

Additional Offerings:  

CPR Certification:                      CPS 001; childcare providers are required to maintain active CPR certification
 
Communication Skills Training:   CHI 031; 9-hour requirement for 99-hour certification
 
Medication Administration:         CHI 042; state-approved course meets 6-hour requirement for providers to administer medication
 
Credential Booster Classes:       Instruction in higher Maryland Child Care Credential levels to help daycare providers be aligned with                                                         Maryland EXCELS (Excellence Counts in Early Learning and School-age Care)
                                                CHI 057            Age & Developmentally Appropriate Supervision
                                                CHI 068            Conflict Resolution Strategies
                                                CHI 067            Cultural Competencies and Awareness
                                                CHI 066            Developmentally Appropriate Practice
                                                CHI 065            Family and Community Partnerships
                                                CHI 063            Including All Children and the ADA
                                                CHI 054            Introduction to Environmental Rating Scale
                                                CHI 061            Nutrition and Active Living
                                                CHI 056            Observation and Assessment Birth-12
                                                CHI 062            Playground Safety
                                                CHI 058            Positive Child Guidance and Discipline Theory
                                                CHI 059            Resources that Guide Daily Planning
                                                CHI 064            Supporting Children with Disabilities
                                                CHI 060            Taking Learning Outside
                                                CHI 055            The Child Care Provider as a Professional
                                                CHI 031            Communication Skills

 

Skills for Success:​

See Technical Standards at end of this document.

 
Career Opportunities:​

Demand for this position is high and many local daycare facilities are looking to fill positions.  This training can also be the first step to pursue a career in education or social work.  Without certification in Maryland, you cannot become a senior staff or director of a childcare center or run in-home daycare.    

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Program Contact Information


Coordinator:

Lauren Perrera

lperrera@ccbcmd.edu

443-840-1160

Essex, HTEC 013

Administrative Assistant:

Maria Buttion

mbuttion@ccbcmd.edu

443-840-1866

Essex, HTEC 005

Technical Standards


Technical Standards for CCBC’s Childcare Certification Training Series
The primary goal of The Community College of Baltimore County’s Child Care series is to prepare individuals interested in working with young children, infants or pre-adolescents for an entry-level position (with room for growth) in group child care centers.  The duties of a Child Care worker require the ability to routinely lift children and sustain long hours of active work. They need to maintain a safe play environment for children while also supporting children’s emotional and social development.  Their duties also require them to have good communication skills for communicating with parents about daily activities, behaviors, and related issues.  Following is a partial listing of the types of skills typically required for adequate job performance:

Physical Requirements:
A.    Sufficient strength and mobility to: 

  •     Lift or move children up to 50 pounds or more
  •     Climbing, balancing, and stooping

B.    Fine motor coordination sufficient to perform precise tasks such as:

  •     Physical activities that require considerable use of arms and legs, moving your whole body
  •     Assembling and handling playground equipment
  •     Assisting in preparing food and serving meals

C.    Adequate vision to:

  •     See details at close range (within a few feet of the observer)

D.    Sufficient hearing to:

  •     Hear and give verbal instructions in person under noisy conditions 
  •     Identify and understand the speech of another person

Interpersonal Skills and Professionalism:
A.    Have the ability to: 

  •     Develop and maintain constructive, cooperative working relationships with others
  •     Provide customer and personal services, including the ability to perform customer needs assessment, meet quality matters standards, and evaluate customer satisfaction
  •     Commit to learning and understanding new principles and methods for curriculum and training design
  •     Commit to following approved standards, guidelines, policies, and procedures given by the Maryland State Department of Education
  •     Interact in a professional manner with many personalities and attitudes and with people from many different backgrounds
  •     Maintain proper certifications required to perform the duties of the profession

B.    Sufficient communication skills to:

  •     Provide information to supervisors, coworkers, and subordinates by telephone, written form, email, and in person
  •     Communicate with people outside of the organization and representing the organization to customers
  •     Communicate with children’s parents about daily activities, behaviors, and related issues 
  •     Communicate in a calm and professional manner

Intellectual Ability and Emotional Stability To:

  •     Apply critical thinking and problem solving skills
  •     Exercise independent judgment to properly perform tasks at hand
  •     Support children’s emotional and social development, including encouraging understanding of others and developing a positive self- concept 
  •     Work with young children, infants and/or pre-adolescents from various backgrounds and with different levels of emotional stability and social development 
  •     Work calmly and efficiently in a fast-paced, stressful environment
  •     Maintain calm during emergency situations
  •     Identify signs of emotional or developmental problems in children and appropriately communicate the issue to their parents 

Environment Requirements:

  •     Working in an environment that is often noisy
  •     Working in an often times stressful and fast paced environment
  •     Working in an environment where you will be exposed to bodily fluids

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