Child Care Professional - Early Childhood Teacher
An early childhood teacher provides care and educational experiences for children ages 3 – 5 at a child care center. Teachers develop lesson plans, integrate curriculums, teach lessons, establish age-appropriate environments, discipline children, maintain records and interact with parents.
You must be at least age 18 and have a high school diploma or GED®.
Information Unique to the Training
Successful completion of reading and writing placement tests or evidence of successful college coursework is required prior to registration.
Courses to Complete
- Core Courses
CCT-101, CCT-434 or CCT-452 Growth and Development in Early Childhood
CCT-102 or CCT-338 Materials and Methods in Early Childhood Education
Approximate Number of Hours
Approximate Training Cost*
None. However, courses meet the state-mandated training for employment in licensed Maryland facilities.
Related Continuing Education Courses
Many other child care courses are offered on a regular basis.
Estimated Hourly Wage**
*Unless noted, cost does not include any required textbooks, applicable licensing fees, background check fees, testing fees, etc.
**Wages are based on data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics and are estimates only.
For information about advancing your career in Early Childhood Education with an A.A.S. or A.A.T. degree, call the Admissions office at 410-386-8430.