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

  • Health practices
  • Safety management practices
  • Illness and injury prevention and emergency preparedness
  • Nutrition for all children and youth
  • Health record keeping and policy considerations
  • Identification and reporting of abuse, neglect and injurious treatment
  • Sanitation practices and procedures
  • Appropriate supervision of all children and youth at all times.

Child Care Aide Orientation

Through this course, participations will learn about proper supervision, professionalism and parent engagement. This course is required for all classroom aides who have not completed 90-Clock Hours of training. Core Of Knowledge (COK) Hours: 3 (1 Professionalism, I Health, Safety & Nutrition, & 1 Community)
OCC Approval Number: CKO-4860
Clock Hours: 3
IACET/CEU: .30
Core of Knowledge Area: 1 Health Safety, 1 Professionalism, 1 Community
Course_Description:

Through this course, participations will learn about proper supervision, professionalism and parent engagement. This course is required for all classroom aides who have not completed 90-Clock Hours of training.

Teacher Well-Being & Program Quality: Strategies for Reducing Teacher Stress

Teacher well-being considers stress, job-related exhaustion, and psychological load.  Through this course, participants will learn how Teacher well-being affects overall program quality.  Participants will also learn practical strategies for improving teacher well-being.
OCC Approval Number: COK-4860
Clock Hours: 2.5
IACET/CEU: .30
Core of Knowledge Area: Health, Safety and Nutrition
Course_Description:

Teacher well-being considers stress, job-related exhaustion, and psychological load.  Through this course, participants will learn how Teacher well-being affects overall program quality.  Participants will also learn practical strategies for improving teacher well-being.

Family Style Dining in the Early Childhood Program

Family-style dining is an opportunity for teachers and children to sit together during mealtime.  This course facilitates maximizing this time together to advance the curriculum and development.
OCC Approval Number: CKO-4860
Clock Hours: 2
IACET/CEU: .2
Core of Knowledge Area: Health, Safety and Nutrition
Course_Description:

Family-style dining is an opportunity for teachers and children to sit together during mealtime.  This course facilitates maximizing this time together to advance the curriculum and development.

Becoming A Sun Safe School

"A sun safety school policy can significantly reduce skin cancer risk, especially when the policy is comprehensive, and it strongly encourages sun-safe behaviors. This course is designed to help Early Childhood Educators create a supportive, caring environment where sun safety policies and practices are integrated with other health and safety practices. "
OCC Approval Number: CKO-4860
Clock Hours: 2
IACET/CEU: .20
Core of Knowledge Area: Health, Safety & Nutrition
Course_Description:

 A sun safety school policy can significantly reduce skin cancer risk, especially when the policy is comprehensive, and it strongly encourages sun-safe behaviors. This course is designed to help Early Childhood Educators create a supportive, caring environment where sun safety policies and practices are integrated with other health and safety practices.  

Active Supervision In The Early Childhood Classroom

"Active supervision requires focused attention and intentional observation of children at all times. Programs that use active supervision never leave children unattended. Through this workshop, participants will learn about active supervision and strategies for implementation"
OCC Approval Number: CKO-4860
Clock Hours: 2.5
IACET/CEU: .30
Core of Knowledge Area: Health, Safety & Nutrition
Course_Description:

Active supervision requires focused attention and intentional observation of children at all times. Programs that use active supervision never leave children unattended.  Through this workshop, participants will learn about active supervision and strategies for implementation.