45-Hour Child Growth and Development Course

This course includes the major concepts, principles, theories, and research related to development of children, birth through age twelve that enable childcare professionals to construct learning opportunities that support individual students’ development, acquisition of knowledge, and motivation. Instruction will include the use of library, computer, and written expression.

OCC Approval Number: PSO-159544
Clock Hours: 45
IACET/CEU: 4.5
Core of Knowledge Area: Child Development
Course_Description:

This course includes the major concepts, principles, theories, and research related to development of children, birth through age twelve that enable childcare professionals to construct learning opportunities that support individual students’ development, acquisition of knowledge, and motivation. Instruction will include the use of library, computer, and written expression.

45-Hour Preschool Methods and Materials Course

This course introduces the basic concepts of curriculum planning and implementation for children three to five-years old. Students will apply their knowledge of child growth and development to enhance teaching strategies, environment design, and implementation of best practices in early childhood education. Instruction will include the use of library, computer, and written expression. 45 Hours: Child Development (24 Hours), Curriculum (17 Hours), and Special Needs (4 Hours).

OCC Approval Number: PSO-159544
Clock Hours: 45
IACET/CEU: 4.5
Core of Knowledge Area: Child Development/24, Curriculum/17, Special Needs/4
Course_Description:

This course introduces the basic concepts of curriculum planning and implementation for children three to five-years old. Students will apply their knowledge of child growth and development to enhance teaching strategies, environmental design, and implementation of best practices in early childhood education. 

45-Hour Infant and Toddler Methods and Materials

This course introduces the major concepts, principles, theories and research related to the development and care of children birth to age three. Students will learn how to create a healthy and safe environment while developing appropriate interaction and communication skills that will assist with learning and development. Instruction will include the use of library, computer, and written expression. 45 Hours: (Child Development (22.5),  Curriculum (15), Health, Safety, Nutrition (3),  Special Needs (1.5), Professionalism (2), and Community (1)

OCC Approval Number: PSO-159544
Clock Hours: 45
IACET/CEU: 4.5
Core of Knowledge Area: Child Development/22.5 Curriculum/15 Health, Safety, Nutrition/3 Special Needs/1.5 Professionalism/2 Community/1
Course_Description:

This course introduces the major concepts, principles, theories and research related to the development and care of children birth to age three. Students will learn how to create a healthy and safe environment while developing appropriate interaction and communication skills that will assist with learning and development.

45-Hour Coaching and Mentoring Course

Mentoring and coaching are essential for supporting teachers at any stage of their careers. Through this course, participants will learn the distinctions and commonalities between coaching and mentoring. Additionally, participants will determine how these powerful interactions can improve both teacher and program practice. This course is the first in a series required to meet the Maryland State Department of Education’s 45-Hour Coaching and Mentoring Credential. This course is a proficient level course. Prerequisites: Leadership experience in early childhood education.

OCC Approval Number: CKO-4860
Clock Hours: 45
IACET/CEU: 4.5
Core of Knowledge Area: Professionalism
Course_Description:

Mentoring and coaching are essential for supporting teachers at any stage of their careers. Through this course, participants will learn the distinctions and commonalities between coaching and mentoring. Additionally, participants will determine how these powerful interactions can improve both teacher and program practice. This course is the first in a series required to meet the Maryland State Department of Education’s 45-Hour Coaching and Mentoring Credential. This course is a proficient level course. Prerequisites: Leadership experience in early childhood education.