Courses listed in the Child Development category provide students with a basis of knowledge regarding child development.  These course satisfy Maryland core knowledge requirements by covering the following key topics:

  • Child growth and development theories, methods of research and their implications on child and youth care and education
  • Stages and domains of development
  • Familial, cultural, and environmental influences on development
  • Facilitation of development through environment, relationships, and play
  • Typical and atypical development.


CG&D Module 8

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: TC-05112021-01
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.

Teacher Talk: Language Modeling and Conversation

Conversations help young children develop and learn new skills. Through this workshop, participants will learn how to utilize “thick” conversations, expanded conversations, questions and novel words. These skills will help Teachers to build and extend children’s vocabulary; assist children in learning how to communicate more clearly and accurately; provide opportunities to learn new concepts and skills; and foster children’s ability to communicate their feelings and ideas verbally. Prerequisite knowledge required: Knowledge of developmentally appropriate stages of language development."
OCC Approval Number: CKO-4860
Clock Hours: 4
IACET/CEU: .4
Core of Knowledge Area: 1 Hour Child Development & 3 Hours Curriculum
Course_Description:

Conversations  help  young  children  develop  and  learn  new  skills. Through  this  workshop,  participants  will  learn  how  to  utilize “thick” conversations,  expanded  conversations,  questions  and  novel  words.    These  skills  will  help  Teachers  to  build  and  extend  children’s  vocabulary;  assist  children  in  learning  how  to  communicate  more  clearly  and  accurately;  provide  opportunities  to  learn  new concepts  and  skills;  and  foster  children’s  ability  to communicate  their  feelings  and  ideas  verbally.