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Noncredit Continuing Education Summer & Fall 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. $250
►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.)
Mon,Wed 6:30pm-9:45pm, Sep 3-Oct 22
#8896   ZB 707 7499   Gateway Campus
(In this section, all class hours are conducted in the classroom.)
Oct 22-Dec 10
#5604   ZB 707 7498   Online
(Online class section has optional orientation meeting on the first class date, 6:30pm-8:30pm. Your login instructions, instructor’s contact information and orientation information will be emailed the week before class begins.)

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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. $250
Sep 10-Oct 22
#5613   ZB 718 7505 Online
(Online class section has optional orientation meeting on the first class date, 6:30pm-8:30pm. Your login instructions, instructor’s contact information and orientation information will be emailed the week before class begins.)
Mon,Wed 6:30pm-9:45pm, Oct 27-Dec 17 (No class Nov 26)
#5614   ZB 718 7506 Gateway Campus
Wed 6:30pm-9:45pm, Oct 29 AND Tue, Thu 6:30pm-9:45pm, Nov 4-Dec 18 AND Mon 6:30pm-9:45 pm, Nov 3 & Dec 15
#8912   ZB 718 7507 Gateway Campus
(No class Nov 25 & Nov 27. This section has a STEM curriculum focus and duplicates material in the STEM series and the Preschool Curriculum Planning Essentials class.)

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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. $250 (includes $90 in fees*)
Wed 6:30pm-9:45pm, Oct 1-Nov 19
#5603   ZB 702 J1781 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.)
Oct 29-Dec 17
#5602   ZB 702 7504 Online
(Online class section has optional orientation meeting on the first class date, 6:30pm-8:30pm. Your login instructions, instructor’s contact information and orientation information will be emailed the week before class begins.)

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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. $250 (includes $90 in fees*)
Sep 18-Nov 6
#5612   ZB 717 7500    Online
(Online class section has optional orientation meeting on the first class date, 6:30pm-8:30pm. Your login instructions, instructor’s contact information and orientation information will be emailed the week before class begins.)
Thu 6:30pm-9:45pm, Sep 18-Nov 6
#8908   ZB 717 7501    Gateway Campus
(No class on Oct 2 & Oct 30. 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.)

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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. $250 (includes $90 in fees*)
 Oct 30-Dec 11
#5599   ZB 673 7502 Online
(This online class has no classroom meetings. Begin work online as of the first class date. Your login instructions and instructor’s contact information will be emailed the week before class begins.)
Thu 6:30pm-9:45pm, Oct 30-Dec 11
#9128   ZB 673 7503 Gateway Campus
(No class Nov 27. 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.)

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Credential Boosters Courses are NOW ONLINE
These classes are designed to help you get your program aligned with Maryland EXCELS as well as to 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.

To view full course descriptions for the classes listed below, please visit coned.howardcc.edu/childcarecourses.

Please note the following about these courses:
  • You can complete online Credential Boosters courses at your own pace, with instructor guidance; each one takes approximately three hours to complete (completion times may vary).
  • You may register for and begin a class anytime between the first and last class dates.
  • Once you have registered, email knavarro@howardcc.edu to request login instructions and a schedule of optional in-class support sessions.
  • You will need access to a computer, the internet and email to take an online Credential Boosters course. 

Need help or prefer the classroom to online? Come to a scheduled in-class meeting to complete your Credential Boosters class: on Sep 25 (for September classes), on Oct 23 (for October classes), on Nov 20 (for November classes) or Dec 15 (for December classes). You must be registered to attend.

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)
 Sep 2-Sep 30
#5619   ZB 725 7522   Online

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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)
Sep 2-Sep 30
#5621   ZB 728 7523   Online

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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)
Sep 2-Sep 30
#9124   ZB 726 7524    Online

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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)
Sep 2-Sep 30
#5618   ZB 724 7525   Online

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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)
Oct 1-Oct 31
#5617   ZB 723 7526    Online

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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, Aug 26
#4567 ZB 727 7497      Gateway Campus

Oct 1-Oct 31
#5620   ZB 727 7527    Online

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Nutrition and Active Living
The nutritional and physical needs of today's children are examined, and child care professionals gain skills to promote a healthy lifestyle and overall wellness throughout childhood. Topics include strategies to inform families about nutritional food items, and developing physical and large motor activities and games. MSDE Core of Knowledge: HSN 3 hrs. Aligns with Md Staff Credential: (proposed) levels 2, 3, 4. .3 CEUs. $30 (fee based, no waivers)

Oct 1-Oct 31
#9121   ZB 719 7528   Online

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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, Aug 19
#4569 ZB 729 7496 Gateway Campus

Oct 1-Oct 31
#5622   ZB 729 7529     Online

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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)
 Nov 1-Nov 30
#5616   ZB 722 7530    Online

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Supporting Children With Disabilities
More than ever, children with special needs are growing and learning in child care, and educators need strategies to enable all children with disabilities, delays or special needs to gain knowledge, skills and enthusiasm for learning. Learn the child care professional's role in supporting IEP/IFSPs, how to select materials, adapt instruction and provide a motivational environment for all. 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)
 Nov 1-Nov 30
#9123   ZB 720 7531   Online


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

 Nov 1-Nov 30
#5615   ZB 721 7532   Online

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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)
 Nov 1-Nov 30
#9127   ZB 731 7533    Online

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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)
 Dec 1-Dec 15
#9126   ZB 730 7534    Online

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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)
 Dec 1-Dec 15
#9108   ZB 732 7535   Online

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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)

Dec 1-Dec 15
#9112   ZB 733 7536   Online

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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*)
Mon, Wed 6:30pm-9:45pm, Oct 29, Nov 3 & Dec 15
#5611   ZB 716 7508    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, Nov 4-Nov 6
#5606   ZB 710 7509    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, Jul 29-Jul 31
#4554 ZB 711 7474 Gateway Campus

Tue,Thu 6:30pm-9:45pm, Nov 11-Nov 13
#5607   ZB 711 7510 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, Aug 5-Aug 7
#4555 ZB 712 7475 Gateway Campus
Tue,Thu 6:30pm-9:45pm, Nov 18-Nov 20
#5608   ZB 712 7511 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, Aug 12-Aug 14
#4556 ZB 713 7476 Gateway Campus
Tue,Thu 6:30pm-9:45pm, Dec 2-Dec 4
#5609   ZB 713 7512 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, Aug 19-Aug 21
#4552 ZB 709 7477 Gateway Campus
Tue,Thu 6:30pm-9:45pm, Dec 9-Dec 11
#5605   ZB 709 7513 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, Aug 26-Aug 28
#4557 ZB 714 7478 Gateway Campus
Tue,Thu 6:30pm-9:45pm, Dec 16-Dec 18
#5610   ZB 714 7514 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*)
Oct 4-Oct 25
#5600   ZB 696 7517Online
(Online class section has optional orientation meeting on the first class date, time TBD at the Gateway Campus. Your login instructions, instructor’s contact information and orientation information will be emailed the week before class begins.)
Sat 9am-1pm, Oct 4-Oct 25
#5601   ZB 696 7518Gateway 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, Aug 2
#4537 ZB 663 J1766 Laurel College Center
Sat 9am-1pm, Nov 22
#5593   ZB 663 J1775   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, Aug 2
#4538 ZB 664 J1767 Laurel College Center
Sat 1:30pm-5:30pm, Nov 22
#5594   ZB 664 J1776   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, Aug 9
#4539 ZB 665 J1768 Laurel College Center
Sat 9am-1pm, Dec 6
#5595   ZB 665 J1777   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, Aug 9
#4540 ZB 666 J1769     Laurel College Center
Sat 1:30pm-5:30pm, Dec 6
#5596   ZB 666 J1778   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, Aug 16
#4541 ZB 667 J1770   Laurel College Center
Sat 9am-1pm, Dec 13
#5597   ZB 667 J1779   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, Aug 16
#4542 ZB 668 J1771 Laurel College Center
Sat 1:30pm-5:30pm, Dec 13
#5598   ZB 668 J1780   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)
Sep 2-Dec 15
#5591   ZB 661 7516 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, Oct 4
#5592   ZB 661 7519 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, Aug 2
#4528 XH 182 7488 Hickory Ridge 108
Sat 9am-3:45pm, Nov 1
#5588   XH 182 7520 Hickory Ridge

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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.)
Nov 15-Dec 6
#5589   ZB 654 7515    Online
(Students will receive an email with instructions the weekend before the 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, Aug 16-Aug 23
#4574 ZB 736 7483 Gateway Campus
Sat 9am-2pm, Sep 27-Oct 4
#5623   ZB 736 7521 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. $40 (fee based, no waivers)
►Sat 9am-3:30pm, Aug 23 
#4534 ZB 655 J1772 Laurel College Center
(Bring a bag lunch.)
Sat 9am-3:30pm, Nov 15
#5590   ZB 655 J1774 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, Jul 26
#5339 ZB 737 J1793 Laurel College Center
Sat 9am-3:30pm, Nov 1
#5624   ZB 737 J1782 Laurel College Center

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Course Notes
*Fees not eligible for waiver.
**Neither XE courses nor their fees are eligible for waiver.
(S) = Supplies needed. Instructor will provide list at first class.
(T) = Textbook recommended or required. Purchase at HCC Bookstore or online before first class.




 






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