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Noncredit Continuing Education Spring/Summer 2014 Classes

Child Growth and Development 45 Hours 
This certification course satisfies the child development half of the MSDE requirement of 90 hours for child care teachers and directors. Gain a broad overview of major concepts, theories and research related to the social, emotional, cognitive, and physical development of the child from birth through age 12. This course and a 45-hour course in age-appropriate curriculum (preschool, infant-toddler, or school-age) are required to complete the 90-hour certification for child care. You must successfully complete all course requirements to receive a certificate. Aligns with MD Staff Credential (proposed) levels 2-4. Purchase textbook prior to class. 4.5 CEUs. $240 (includes $55 in fees*)
►Feb 26-Apr 9          
#8139 ZB 707 7256       Online
(Online class section has optional orientation meeting on the first class date, 6:30pm-8:30pm in Hickory Ridge.)
►May 28-Jul 2
#0133 ZB 707 7302      Online
(Online class section has optional orientation meeting on the first class date, 6:30pm-8:30pm in Hickory Ridge.)
►Mon,Wed 6:30pm-9:45pm, Jun 2-Jul 21
#0134 ZB 707 7311      Gateway Campus
(In this section, all class hours are conducted in the classroom.)
►Aug 1-Aug 31 FAST TRACK
#4549 ZB 707 7489      Online
(Online class section has optional orientation meeting on the first class date, 6:30pm-8:30pm in Hickory Ridge.)
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Preschool Curriculum and Activities 45 Hours
Become prepared for a position in a child care center or preschool. This certification course satisfies the curriculum half of the MSDE requirement of 90 hours of training for child care teachers and directors working with preschoolers. Basic concepts of curriculum planning and implementation for children three to five years old are introduced. Topics include: teaching strategies, environment design, and implementation of best practices in early childhood education. You must successfully complete all course requirements to receive a certificate. Aligns with Md Staff Credential (proposed) levels 2-4. Purchase textbook prior to class. 4.5 CEUs. $240 (includes $90 in fees*)
►Jun 25-Jul 30
#4562 ZB 718 7470    Online
(Online class section has optional orientation meeting on the first class date, 6:30pm-8:30pm in Hickory Ridge.)
►Tue,Thu 6:30pm-9:45pm, Jul 15-Aug 28 & Fri Jul 18
#4564 ZB 718 7471 Gateway Campus
(This section has a STEM curriculum focus and duplicates material in the STEM series and Preschool Planning Essentials classes. )
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Infant and Toddler Care 45 Hours 
Gain the skills necessary to work with infants and toddlers at home or in a child care center. Topics include growth and development, curriculum planning, goal setting, selection of age-appropriate materials, and methods for infants and toddlers birth to age 3. This certification course satisfies the MSDE requirement of 45 hours of infant-toddler training for child care teachers, directors, and family providers working with infants and toddlers. You must successfully complete all course requirements to receive a certificate. Aligns with Md Staff Credential (proposed) levels 2-4. Textbook is included and will be provided as a free download. 4.5 CEUs. $240 (includes $90 in fees*)
►May 21-Jun 25
#0132 ZB 702 7308      Online
(Online class section has optional orientation meeting on the first class date, 6:30pm-8:30pm in Hickory Ridge.)
►Jul 16-Aug 27
#4547 ZB 702 7490    Online
(Online class section has optional orientation meeting on the first class date, 6:30-8:30pm in Hickory Ridge.)
►Wed 6:30pm-9:45pm, Jul 16-Aug 27
#4548 ZB 702 J1773    Laurel College Center
(In this class, you will complete half the hours in class and the other half online with instructor guidance. Attendance is mandatory at weekly class meetings. Access to a computer and sufficient computer skills to write and submit assignments online are necessary to participate in this course.)
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School Age Child Care Curriculum 45 Hours

Gain the skills necessary to work in school-age child care programs. Topics include curriculum planning, age-appropriate materials and methods for children ages 6-13. This certification course satisfies the curriculum half of the MSDE requirement of 90 hours of child care training for teachers, directors and coordinators working with school-age children. You must successfully complete all course requirements to receive a certificate. Aligns with Md Staff Credential (proposed) levels 2-4. Purchase textbook prior to class. 4.5 CEUs. $240 (includes $90 in fees*)
►Tue 6:30pm-9:45pm, May 6-Jun 17 (No class Jun 10)
#3746 ZB 717 7301 Gateway Campus
(In this class you will complete part of the hours in class and the rest online with the guidance of the instructor. You must attend all classroom hours and successfully complete online coursework to receive a certificate.)
►Jul 1-Aug 12
#4559 ZB 717 7481 Online
(Online class section has optional orientation meeting on the first class date, 6:30pm-8:30pm in Hickory Ridge.)
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Child Care Administration
This course prepares prospective directors to administer and manage a child care center. Topics include state requirements and compliance standards for physical facilities, licensing, insurance, and staffing child care programs. Other topics include recordkeeping, budget and bookkeeping, personnel selection, training and managing staff, food services, equipment, materials, and community involvement. This certification course satisfies the MSDE requirement for 45 hours of administrative training for child care center directors. You must successfully complete all course requirements to receive a certificate. Purchase textbook prior to class. 4.5 CEUs. $240 (includes $90 in fees*)
►May 1-Jun 12
#0129 ZB 673 7303      Online
(This online class has no classroom meetings. Begin work online as of the first class date. Login instructions and instructor’s contact information will be emailed the week before class begins.)
►Thu 6:30pm-9:45pm, May 1-Jun 12
#3740 ZB 673 7304      Gateway Campus
(In this class, you will complete part of the hours in class and the rest online with the guidance of the instructor. You must attend all classroom hours and complete online coursework to receive a certificate.)
►Jul 10-Aug 14
#4543 ZB 673 7482 Online
(This online class has no classroom meetings. Begin work online as of the first class date. Login instructions and instructor’s contact information will be emailed the week before class begins.)
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Announcing: Credential Boosters
Try these new three-hour classes designed to help you get your program aligned with Maryland EXCELS as well as help you reach higher Maryland Child Care Credential levels. Credential Boosters are classes that are identified by MSDE in the Staff Credential modifications for levels 2, 3, and 4, which will become effective in 2014. Look for Credential Boosters in the course descriptions.

Positive Child Guidance and Discipline Theory
Gain an overview of positive child guidance and discipline by examining theory and best practices. Learn appropriate guidance techniques, internal and external factors that influence child behavior, and ways to partner with families to foster positive child guidance. MSDE Core of Knowledge: Ch Dev 3 hrs. This new Credential Boosters course aligns with Md Staff Credential:(proposed) levels 2, 3, 4. .3 CEUs. $30 (fee based, no waivers)
►Tue 6:30pm-9:45pm, Apr 22      Gateway Campus
#4243 ZB 726 7275
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Conflict Resolution Strategies
Take effective steps to develop professional and positive relationships with staff, children, families and the community through the practice of conflict resolution strategies. Examine typical situations that may lead to conflict, how to address conflict in a professional manner and promote resolution. MSDE Core of Knowledge: Pro 3 hrs.This new Credential Boosters course aligns with Md Staff Credential:(proposed) levels 2, 3, 4. .3 CEUs. $30 (fee based, no waivers)
►Tue 6:30pm-9:45pm, May 20
#4249 ZB 730 7279      Gateway Campus
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The Child Care Provider as a Professional
Examine the components of professionalism that promote a successful work environment and relationships, including ethical codes of conduct, federal, state and local organizations that support professional development in child care and education. MSDE Core of Knowledge: Pro 3 hrs. This new Credential Boosters course aligns with Md Staff Credential: (proposed) levels 2, 3, 4. .3 CEUs. $30 (fee based, no waivers)
►Tue 6:30pm-9:45pm, Jun 3
#4246 ZB 731 7280      Gateway Campus
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Cultural Competencies and Awareness
Increase your awareness and ability to work effectively with the diverse families in our community, by identifying and developing strategies that will promote cultural competency. Apply anti-bias, diversity and inclusion practices, promote child self-concept and esteem, and plan multi-cultural activities. MSDE Core of Knowledge: Com 3 hrs. This new Credential Boosters course aligns with Md Staff Credential:(proposed) levels 2, 3, 4. .3 CEUs. $30 (fee based, no waivers)
►Tue 6:30pm-9:45pm, Jun 17
#4248 ZB 732 7281      Gateway Campus
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Family & Community Partnerships
Learn how to access the many helpful resources that are available right in our community that can benefit children and families, and how to be an advocate for parents and children with ongoing needs related to health, education and referral services. MSDE Core of Knowledge: Com 3 hrs. This new Credential Boosters course aligns with Md Staff Credential:(proposed) levels 2, 3, 4. .3 CEUs. $30 (fee based, no waivers)
Tue 6:30pm-9:45pm, Jun 24      Gateway Campus
#4250 ZB 733 7282
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Observation and Assessment Birth-12
Systematic, objective observation of children is key to evaluating their development and planning learning activities. Become equipped with observation and assessments tools, appropriate methods of collecting and interpreting information, and gain a better understanding of the purpose of on-going assessment. MSDE Core of Knowledge: Ch Dev 3 hrs. This new Credential Boosters course aligns with Md Staff Credential:(proposed) levels 2, 3, 4. .3 CEUs. $30 (fee based, no waivers)
►Tue 6:30pm-9:45pm, Jul 8
#4565 ZB 725 7487 Gateway Campus
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Developmentally Appropriate Practice
This course looks closely at what the term Developmentally Appropriate Practices "DAP" really means in the context of working with children of all ages and abilities. Learn the national standards and the role of the teacher, including practical strategies you can apply to support each child's learning and development at every age and stage. MSDE Core of Knowledge: Curric 3 hrs. This new Credential Boosters course aligns with Md Staff Credential (proposed) levels 2, 3, 4. .3 CEUs. $30 (fee based, no waivers)
►Tue 6:30pm-9:45pm, Jul 15
#5021 ZB 724 7491 Gateway Campus
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Including All Children and the ADA
This course provides essential information that every child care and education professional needs to know about the requirements of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). Go beyond the definition of ADA to learn inclusionary best practices, strategies and resources for implementing an early childhood or school age environment that is inclusive to all children and families. MSDE Core of Knowledge: SN 3 hrs. This new Credential Boosters course aligns with Md Staff Credential (proposed) levels 2, 3, 4. .3 CEUs. $30 (fee based, no waivers)
►Tue 6:30pm-9:45pm, Jul 22
#5019 ZB 722 7492 Gateway Campus
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Age and Developmentally Appropriate Supervision
Become informed about the Maryland state child care regulations related to appropriate supervision of children of all ages and stages and learn to take an active role and apply best practices to keep children playing and learning safely. MSDE Core of Knowledge: Ch Dev 3 hrs.This new Credential Boosters course aligns with Md Staff Credential:(proposed) levels 2, 3, 4. .3 CEUs. $30 (fee based, no waivers)
►Tue 6:30pm-9:45pm, May 6
#4244 ZB 728 7277      Gateway Campus
►Tue 6:30pm-9:45pm, Aug 5
#4568 ZB 728 7494 Gateway Campus
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Introduction to Environmental Rating Scales

Maryland has identified the ERS environmental rating scales as a quality improvement tool for child care programs participating in MD EXCELS. Learn how the ERS can be used to evaluate the child care environment, identify strengths and areas needing improvement, and increase your program's quality. MSDE Core of Knowledge: Pro 3 hrs. This new Credential Boosters course aligns with Md Staff Credential (proposed) levels 2,3,4, and with MD EXCELS Program Accreditation standard quality rating levels 3-5. .3 CEUs. $30 (fee based, no waivers)
►Tue 6:30pm-9:45pm, Jul 29
#5018 ZB 721 7493 Gateway Campus
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Resources That Guide Daily Planning
This course is designed to provide child care and early childhood education professionals with an explanation of key concepts of curriculum planning and implementation, including frameworks, standards, guidelines, planning tools and state-approved curriculum resources aimed to promote quality programming and enhanced learning. MSDE Core of Knowledge: Curric 3 hrs. This new Credential Boosters course aligns with Md Staff Credential (proposed) levels 2, 3, 4. .3 CEUs. $30 (fee based, no waivers)
►Tue 6:30pm-9:45pm, Aug 12
#5020 ZB 723 7495 Gateway Campus
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Playground Safety
Become more prepared to plan for a fun and safe playground, and learn the role of the child care provider in supervising and implementing safety procedures, from age appropriate and accessible playground equipment to appropriate supervision, and safety checks. MSDE Core of Knowledge: HSN 3 hrs.This new Credential Boosters course aligns with Md Staff Credential:(proposed) levels 2, 3, 4. .3 CEUs. $30 (fee based, no waivers)
►Tue 6:30pm-9:45pm, May 13
#4247 ZB 729 7278      Gateway Campus
►Tue 6:30pm-9:45pm, Aug 19
#4569 ZB 729 7496 Gateway Campus
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Taking Learning Outside
Look beyond the slide and climber to the many ways outdoor learning environments and play spaces can be used to support child development and learning. Topics include activity planning, environmental design, and selection of materials and equipment. MSDE Core of Knowledge: Curric 3 hrs. This new Credential Boosters course aligns with Md Staff Credential:(proposed) levels 2, 3, 4. .3 CEUs. $30 (fee based, no waivers)
►Tue 6:30pm-9:45pm, Apr 29
#4245 ZB 727 7276      Gateway Campus
►Tue 6:30pm-9:45pm, Aug 26
#4567 ZB 727 7497      Gateway Campus
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Preschool Curriculum Planning Essentials
Gain an overview of the fundamental components of curriculum planning for preschool age children. Topics include: developmentally appropriate practices, the learning environment, teacher strategies, activity planning and unit planning. This course may be combined with the six STEM classes to complete the Curriculum half of 90 hours required by MSDE for the child care teachers working with preschoolers or may be taken alone as Continued Training. You must attend all class hours and successfully complete all assignments to receive a certificate. Course materials provided in class. (This course duplicates some of the material covered in Preschool Curriculum & Activities 45 hrs.) MSDE Core of Knowledge: 9 hours Curriculum. .9 CEUs. $80 (includes $50 in fees*)
►Tue,Thu,Fri 6:30pm-9:45pm, Jul 15-Jul 18
#4558 ZB 716 7472 Gateway Campus
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Planting the Seeds of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering & Math)
Children love to invent and explore, and can develop thinking skills that are linked to school readiness and success through guided play activities. In this course, family child care, preschool, school child care teachers and parents are introduced to the concept of STEM thinking skills and the basics of planning a science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) curriculum. This overview provides the foundation for planning and implementing developmentally-appropriate activities that will enhance the development of STEM thinking skills in children. The Planting the Seeds of STEM Guide will be provided in class. May count toward 45 hrs. Curriculum for Preschool (see ZB 718.) MSDE Core of Knowledge: 6 hrs.: 2 hrs. Ch Dev, 4 hrs. Curric. .6 CEUs. $59 (includes $45 in fees*)
►Tue,Thu 6:30pm-9:45pm, Jul 22-Jul 24
#4553 ZB 710 7473 Gateway Campus
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The S in STEM: Science Questions
Why do children ask so many questions? Because they are natural scientists! Practice using the process of inquiry and curriculum activities with everyday materials to help children sharpen their observation and reasoning skills through sensory exploration. In this hands-on course, child care professionals and parents plan age-appropriate ways to examine physical and life sciences with children and focus on science activity planning, the S in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math). A student guidebook will be provided in class. May count toward 45 hrs. Curriculum for Preschool(see ZB 718.) MSDE Core of Knowledge: 2 hr. Child Dev., 4 hr. Curric. .6 CEUs. $59 (includes $45 in fees*)
►Tue,Thu 6:30pm-9:45pm, Apr 29-May 1
#3735 ZB 711 7293      Gateway Campus
►Tue,Thu 6:30pm-9:45pm, Jul 29-Jul 31
#4554 ZB 711 7474 Gateway Campus

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The T in STEM: Tekkies, From Cave Kids to 21st Century

Throughout history, technology–the T in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math)–has provided a set of tools to enhance and manage play and learning activities for children and their caregivers. In this course, child care providers and parents learn activities to introduce children to technology concepts, from the first tools to computers and beyond, and apply these concepts to plan activities that develop children’s higher order thinking skills as they play. MSDE Core of Knowledge: 2 hr. Child Dev., 4 hr. Curric. .6 CEUs. $59 (includes $45 in fees*)
►Tue,Thu 6:30pm-9:45pm, May 6-May 8
#3744 ZB 712 7294      Gateway Campus
►Tue,Thu 6:30pm-9:45pm, Aug 5-Aug 7
#4555 ZB 712 7475 Gateway Campus
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The E in STEM: Engineering, How We Do That
Take a child’s imagination, couple it with a problem to solve, and you have the foundation to help children practice the thinking skills of an engineer and connect problem solving to their science, technology and math skills (STEM). Learn to use well-known stories, such as “The Three Little Pigs,” to help children engineer solutions to design problems and go beyond building with blocks to plan engaging projects for children. MSDE Core of Knowledge: 2 hrs Ch. Dev. 4 hrs. Curric. .6 CEUs. $59 (includes $45 in fees*)
►Tue,Thu 6:30pm-9:45pm, May 13-May 15
#3747 ZB 713 7295      Gateway Campus
►Tue,Thu 6:30pm-9:45pm, Aug 12-Aug 14
#4556 ZB 713 7476 Gateway Campus
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The M in STEM: Math Every way, Throughout the Day
Children are natural mathematicians who use math concepts in their play every day, and there are many opportunities for child care teachers and parents of preschoolers to help children develop these skills as they play. Examine and design developmentally-appropriate learning activities to engage children in play during every part of their day, with Counting Adventures, Discovering Numbers, Size Matters, Seeing Shapes and Patterns, and original activities designed in class. The Math Every Way, Throughout the Day student guide will be provided in class. 6 hrs. MSDE Core of Knowledge: 2 hrs. Ch Dev, 4 hrs. Curric .6 CEUs. $59 (includes $45 in fees*)
►Tue,Thu 6:30pm-9:45pm, May 20-May 22
#3748 ZB 709 7296      Gateway Campus
►Tue,Thu 6:30pm-9:45pm, Aug 19-Aug 21
#4552 ZB 709 7477 Gateway Campus
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STEAM Ahead With Arts Activities
Paint with chemistry and dance with mathematics? Of course! Discover the natural connection between the arts and science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) activities that contribute to school readiness and success and are the foundation of creativity and invention. Child care providers and parents can join the movement to incorporate the arts into learning activities for children, and turn STEM into STEAM. MSDE Core of Knowledge: 2 hrs. Child Dev, 4 hrs. Curric. .6 CEUs. $59 (includes $45 in fees*)
►Tue,Thu 6:30pm-9:45pm, May 27-May 29
#3749 ZB 714 7297      Gateway Campus
►Tue,Thu 6:30pm-9:45pm, Aug 26-Aug 28
#4557 ZB 714 7478 Gateway Campus
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Family Child Care Pre-Service
This class satisfies state training requirements for Family Child Care applicants and new providers to start and operate a home-based child care business. Includes a total of 24 clock-hours: 4 clock-hours of training in each of the state approved Core of Knowledge areas: Child Development, Curriculum, Health, Safety & Nutrition, Special Needs, Professionalism, and Community. You must successfully complete all course requirements to receive a certificate. 2.4 CEUs. $200 (includes $90 in fees*)
►Apr 26-May 17
#0131 ZB 696 7306      Online
(Online class section has optional orientation meeting on the first class date, 9am-10am at the Gateway Campus.)
►Sat 9am-1pm, Apr 26-May 17 (No class May 17)
#3732 ZB 696 7325      Gateway Campus
(In this section, you will complete half the hours in class and the other half online with instructor guidance. Optional computer lab sessions are available for one hour after class. Attendance at optional sessions is not required.)
►Jul 12-Jul 26
#4545 ZB 696 7484     Online
(Online class section has optional orientation meeting on the first class date, time TBD at the Gateway Campus. Instructions will be emailed to students the weekend before class begins.)
►Sat 9am-1pm, Jul 12-Jul 26
#4546 ZB 696 7485 Gateway Campus
(In this section, you will complete half the hours in class and the other half online with instructor guidance. Optional computer lab sessions are available for one hour after class. Attendance at optional sessions is not required. )
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Don't Need the Whole Series? Register for Individual Modules:

Family Child Care-Child Development
Module 1 (Child Development) 4 clock-hours. .4 CEUs. $40 (fee based, no waivers)

►Sat 9am-1pm, Jun 14
#0801 ZB 663 J1766   Laurel College Center
►Sat 9am-1pm, Aug 2
#4537 ZB 663 J1766 Laurel College Center
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Family Child Care-Curriculum
Module 2 (Curriculum) 4 clock-hours. .4 CEUs. $40 (fee based, no waivers)
►Sat 1:30pm-5:30pm, Jun 14
#0124 ZB 664 J1767   Laurel College Center
►Sat 1:30pm-5:30pm, Aug 2
#4538 ZB 664 J1767 Laurel College Center
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Family Child Care-Health, Safety and Nutrition
Module 3 (Health, Safety & Nutrition) 4 clock-hours. .4 CEUs. $40 (fee based, no waivers)
►Sat 9am-1pm, Jun 21
#0125 ZB 665 J1768  Laurel College Center
►Sat 9am-1pm, Aug 9
#4539 ZB 665 J1768 Laurel College Center
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Family Child Care-Special Needs
Module 4 (Special Needs) 4 clock-hours. .4 CEUs. $40 (fee based, no waivers)
►Sat 1:30pm-5:30pm, Jun 21
#0126 ZB 666 J1769       Laurel College Center
►Sat 1:30pm-5:30pm, Aug 9
#4540 ZB 666 J1769     Laurel College Center
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Family Child Care-Professionalism
Module 5 (Professionalism) 4 clock-hours. .4 CEUs. $40 (fee based, no waivers)
►Sat 9am-1pm, Jun 28
#0127 ZB 667 J1770   Laurel College Center
►Sat 9am-1pm, Aug 16
#4541 ZB 667 J1770   Laurel College Center
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Family Child Care-Community
Module 6 (Community) 4 clock-hours. .4 CEUs. $40 (fee based, no waivers)
►Sat 1:30pm-5:30pm, Jun 28
#0128 ZB 668 J1771  Laurel College Center
►Sat 1:30pm-5:30pm, Aug 16
#4542 ZB 668 J1771 Laurel College Center
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Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS)
Learn all about Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS), which can affect apparently healthy infants under one year of age. .2 CEUs. $20 (fee based, no waivers)
►Sat 2pm-4pm, Apr 26
#0122 ZB 661 7307      Gateway Campus
(In this section, all class hours are conducted in the classroom.)
►Jul 1-Aug 23
#4535 ZB 661 7480     Online
(This is an online course that you complete at your own pace, with instructor guidance, and takes approximately two hours to complete, although completion times may vary. Include your email address on your registration to receive login instructions. You may register for and begin this class anytime between the first and last class dates. Once you have completed the course work, your instructor will be notified to review it and notify you of your results, and will issue a certificate of completion. You will need access to a computer, the internet and email to take this course.)
►Sat 2pm-4pm, Jul 12
#4536 ZB 661 7486      Gateway Campus
(In this section all class hours are conducted in the classroom.)
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Heartsaver First Aid CPR AED 
Designed for anyone with limited or no medical training who needs a course completion card in First Aid, CPR, AED use to meet job, regulatory or other requirements. Learn critical skills to respond to and manage a first aid, choking or sudden cardiac emergency involving infants, children or adults. American Heart Association First aid CPR AED care valid for 2 years issued upon successful completion. .6 CEUs. $80 (includes $50 in fees*)
►Sat 9am-3:45pm, May 31
#0115 XH 182 7310 Hickory Ridge
►Sat 9am-3:45pm, Aug 2
#4528 XH 182 7488 Hickory Ridge 108
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Communication Skills for Child Care Professionals
This course is designed for child care professionals as an introduction to the basic concepts of developing strong communication skills when working in a child care center. Topics include: speaking, writing, interpersonal communication strategies, and critical reading techniques, with a focus on communication with parents and co-workers, and communication issues within a typical child care day. .9 CEUs. $80 (includes $65 in fees*)
►Aug 16-Aug 30
#4532 ZB 654 7479 Online
(Students will receive an email with instructions the weekend before class begins.)
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Computer Projects for Teachers
Do you want to make materials, visuals or charts to use in your program, to plan and organize activities, or to use ePortfolios to track child progress? Perhaps you would like to tackle a project to make your work day with the children and parents go a bit smoother. Whether you are a teacher in a child care or a K-12 school setting, in this course you can design and produce a project using a computer. Computer lab provided. MSDE Core of Knowledge: 9 hrs. COM; counts as 9 hrs. of Communication Skills. .9 CEUs. $80 (includes $65 in fees*)
►Sat 9am-2pm, Jun 14-Jun 21
#3750 ZB 736 7305      Gateway Campus
►Sat 9am-2pm, Aug 16-Aug 23
#4574 ZB 736 7483 Gateway Campus
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Emergency Preparedness Training for Child Care Providers
This course provides 6 clock-hours of MSDE-approved training in Emergency and Disaster Preparedness for child care. Become better prepared to keep children safe and secure in the event of emergency or disaster situations. Develop a written emergency plan for your child care setting and plan for the unique needs of children during emergency situations. Bring these items to class for your personal plan: your MSDE child care facility license number, two evacuation locations with address and phone number; family providers should also bring telephone numbers of a neighbor and a substitute. .6 CEUs. (fee based, no waivers)
►Sat 9am-3:30pm, May 3 **$40 (Bring a bag lunch.)
#0809 ZB 655 J1772      Laurel College Center
►Sat 9am-3:30pm, Jun 7 **$15
#0120 ZB 655 7329      Hickory Ridge
(Cost for this section is $15 and lunch is provided; funded by Project Security Blanket.)
►Sat 9am-3:30pm, Aug 23 **$40
#4534 ZB 655 J1772 Laurel College Center
(Bring a bag lunch.)
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Medication Administration
Gain skills to administer medications safely to children in child care centers and family child care homes. This state-approved curriculum provides 6 clock hours of MSDE Core of Knowledge: Health, Safety and Nutrition and addresses NAEYC standards for program accreditation. Topics include practices and procedures for administering over-the-counter and prescription medications, including asthma and allergies, in accordance with state child care licensing requirements; instruction is provided by qualified health professionals. MDSE Medication Administration handbook provided in class. Core of Knowledge: 6 clock hrs. HSN. .6 CEUs. $69 (includes $55 in fees*)
►Sat 9am-3:30pm, May 31
#3751 ZB 737 7312 Hickory Ridge
►Sat 9am-3:30pm, Jul 26
#5339 ZB 737 J1793 Laurel College Center
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**Neither XE courses nor their fees are eligible for waiver.
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