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

  • Ethical behavior in accordance with the NAEYC Code of Ethical Conduct and Statement of Commitment
  • Confidentiality
  • Anti-bias/cultural responsiveness
  • Inclusion in accordance with DEC/NAEYC’s Early Childhood Inclusion
  • Collaborative process
  • Conflict resolution
  • Professional attitude, communication, and relationships
  • Continual professional development
  • Current trends in the field of child and youth care and education
  • Self-awareness and self-assessment
  • Personal philosophical perspective
  • Mentoring and coaching
  • Advocacy for children and youth of all abilities and child and youth care programs
  • Commitment to high-quality child and youth care
  • Child and youth care policies, licensing regulations, and legal and advocacy topics.


Sensitivity Training For Early Childhood Directors

Through this workshop, participants will learn about workplace discrimination, gender stereotyping, ageism, disability discrimination and religious discrimination. This course provides a good overview for newly hired directors. 

OCC Approval Number: CKO-4860
Clock Hours: 8
IACET/CEU: .80
Core of Knowledge Area: Professionalism
Course_Description:

Through this workshop, participants will learn about workplace discrimination, gender stereotyping, ageism, disability discrimination and religious discrimination. This course provides a good overview for newly hired directors. 

Time Management: Take Charge of Your Day

Having proper time management in place lets you work smarter rather than harder. Through this workshop, participants will learn strategies to improve time management.  

OCC Approval Number: CKO-4860
Clock Hours: 4
IACET/CEU: .40
Core of Knowledge Area: Professionalism
Course_Description:

Having proper time management in place lets you work smarter rather than harder. Through this workshop, participants will learn strategies to improve time management.  

9-Hour Communication Course

This course is designed for childcare professionals to introduce the basic concepts of developing strong communication skills when working in the early care and education field. Topics include verbal, non-verbal, written communication, reading strategies, interpersonal communication strategies, and objective listening skills, focusing on communicating with parents, co-workers, and the community, and communication issues within a typical childcare day.   Core Of Knowledge (COK) Hours: 9 Professionalism
OCC Approval Number: CKO-4860
Clock Hours: 9
IACET/CEU: .90
Core of Knowledge Area: 9 Professionalism
Course_Description:

This course is designed for childcare professionals to introduce the basic concepts of developing strong communication skills when working in the early care and education field. Topics include verbal, non-verbal, written communication, reading strategies, interpersonal communication strategies, and objective listening skills, focusing on communicating with parents, co-workers, and the community, and communication issues within a typical childcare day.