Childcare Provider

Childcare Provider

​This is a 12-week course in partnership with the Community College of Baltimore County (CCBC) that prepares individuals with disabilities for certification and employment as childcare providers. The program includes classroom and on-the-job training and is taught by a CCBC instructor.

Training Includes:

  • Growth and development of children
  • Activities for young children
  • Communication skills for child care
  • Group care of infants and toddlers
  • Childcare for the school-age child
  • First Aid and CPR certification
  • Community-based internship


Program Requirements:

  • At least 18 years of age
  • 6th-grade reading comprehension and basic math skills
  • High school diploma or GED 
  • Ability to lift and move children up to 50 pounds or more
  • Ability to see details at close range
  • Ability to hear and give verbal instructions in person under noisy conditions
  • Ability to change from one task to another
  • Background check and health clearance


Employment Outlook:

Employment opportunities for childcare providers are expected to grow by 9% during the next 10 years. The hourly wage in Maryland ranges from $8.00 to $14.00.

The program includes training with a CCBC instructor.One male and five female students sitting around a table with an instructor. The room is decorated with student art and toys.
Childcare provider students gain valuable on-the-job experience with internships in the community.
A baby boy holding a block while a young woman looks on.
Students learn about child development, infant care, creating activities for young children, and more!
A young man sitting in a chair reading a book to a little girl, who is also sitting in a chair.