Child Care

Begin an exciting and rewarding career in Child Care.

We offer a variety of non-credit courses to meet Office of Child Care (OCC) licensing - requirements.  The 90-hour Certificate program is a combination of courses that meets OCC requirements for lead teachers in the State of Maryland.

Program Overview

Credential Earned:

90 Hour Child Care Preschool Certificate

90 Hour Infant & Toddler Certificate

90 Hour School Age Certificate

45 Hour Administrator Certificate

 

Format:

On-Line/Classroom

Contact Information:

Laura Hutton

443.412.2039

lhutton@harford.edu

Courses in This Program

Required courses for the 90 hour child care preschool certificate

  • The Young Child
  • Materials and Curriculum

 

Required courses to complete other certificates

  • Infant and Toddler Curriculum
  • School-Age Child Care

 

See our non-credit schedule for other continuing education opportunities in Child Care that are offered throughout the year.

 

What Can I Do When I Complete This Program?

Students completing this program  can be employed as teachers or administrators in child care programs.

 

Employment

According the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the child care industry is anticipated to grow by about 2% between 2018 and 2028. While the child care workers in 2020 was $25,460 a year, the median pay for child care directors was $49,160.*

 

* Completion of this program does not guarantee this salary.

 

Who Teaches This Program?

Instructors have degrees in Early Childhood Education or related fields and relevant work experience.