A lead teacher in a preschool or day care setting is responsible for the academic, social-emotional growth and development of children in their care who are usually toddler and preschool aged children. Lead teachers work with parents, administrators and other teachers to improve students’ experience and meet teaching objectives. Additionally, lead teachers plan, evaluate and improve the physical environment of the classroom to create opportunities that meet the changing needs of the developing child.
This program prepares students with learning differences or disabilities for work as lead teacher or assistant in a day care or preschool to work with infants and young toddlers, building upon the work done for the 90-hour Maryland Child Care Certification. This track provides instruction that is multisensory, multimodal, personalized, and incorporates elements of universal design for learning. Classes are taught with a low student-teacher ratio to better meet the needs of individual learners.
Students entering this program should have a desire to work with young children, strong verbal communication skills, strong interpersonal skills, and be able to give and take direction well.
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Upon successful completion of this Continuing Education Workforce Certificate, students will be able to:
1. build upon the child care curriculum to be able to work with infants and toddlers in a day care setting,
2. meet Maryland requirements for certification, and
3. teach curriculum using methods designed for special learners.
CCBC Credential: Students will earn a CCBC Workforce Certificate and have access to a Continuing Education academic record (transcript).
External Credential: Maryland State Infant and Toddler Certificate
Certifying Organization: Maryland State Department of Education, www.marylandpublicschools.org
Financial Aid and Payment Options
We offer financial aid by packaging public and private funding options to those who qualify, in select Continuing Education 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.
Length of Training
Prior completion of the Maryland State Childcare Certificate
This program is eligible for Baltimore County Public Schools Blueprint funding
Prior Learning Assessment
This program has no options for obtaining course waiver(s) for prior learning.
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
(approximate cost; subject to change)
Theory and Practice in Infant and Toddler Care
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Program Contact Information
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