A community based program that provides training to child care providers and the community in order to improve the quality and accessibility of early childhood education and care for Caroline, Dorchester, Kent, Queen Anne’s and Talbot counties.
Child Care Training and Support Services
Chesapeake College Child Care Exchange provides comprehensive child care training services including certification classes, on-site training, training that meets MSDE’s licensing requirements, and technical assistance on child focused issues. All child care courses are offered through the Chesapeake College Division of Continuing Education and Workforce Training.
Project Right Steps
A free service that addresses the needs of child care providers and parents that are dealing with children (0-5) with challenging behaviors. Project Right Steps is designed to support changes in the child’s behavior through the specialist’s work with both the child care provider and the family. Specialists offer services including observation, assessment, and consultation. They suggest strategies to assist the provider(s) and parents in addressing the child’s challenging behaviors.
Child Care Career and Professional Development Fund
The Child Care Career and Professional Development Fund (CCPDF) scholarship is given to credentialed providers based upon an application and approval by the Maryland State Department of Education. Funds for the CCCPDF fund come from the Federal Workforce fund. The scholarship pays for tuition, books, and fees for participants in the AAS or AAT degrees in Early Child Development and Education. There is a work service agreement that the provider will continue to work in child care while earning the degree and will work after graduation for two years in child care for the AAS or AAT Associate degree earned. A GPA of 2.5 must be maintained