Childcare Provider

​This is a 16-week course in partnership with the Community College of Baltimore County (CCBC) that prepares job seekers with disabilities for certification that can lead to employment as childcare providers.

The program includes classroom instruction and a nine-week internship experience at an approved and licensed childcare facility in the community. This program is offered at DORS WTC campus, as well as at select locations throughout the state.

Training Includes:

  • Growth and development of children
  • How to organize and manage activities for young children
  • Communication skills for childcare
  • 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 4th-grade math skills
  • High school diploma, GED®, or certificate
  • 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 noisy conditions
  • Ability to change from one task to another
  • Background check and health clearance
  • Basic computer knowledge
  • Ability to supervise children independently

​Childcare Provider Handout

Childcare Provider Handout PDF

One male and five female students sitting around a table with an instructor. The room is decorated with student art and toys.
The program includes training with a CCBC instructor.

A young woman smiles while standing in a kindergarten classroom.
Childcare provider students gain valuable on-the-job experience with internships in the community.

A young man sitting in a chair reading a book to a little girl, who is also sitting in a chair.
Students learn about child development, infant care, creating activities for young children, and more!​

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