Childcare Provider

​This is a 16-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

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 baby boy holding a block while a young woman looks on.  

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!​

​Childcare Provider Handout

Childcare Provider Handout PDF

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