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.


Facilitating Effective Staff Meetings: Eleven Strategies for Better Meetings

 Meetings are an important way to keep your team in sync and your initiatives running smoothly. Through this workshop, participants will learn how to facilitate a staff meeting effectively.

OCC Approval Number: CKO-4860
Clock Hours: 2.5
IACET/CEU: .30
Core of Knowledge Area: Professionalism
Course_Description:

 Meetings are an important way to keep your team in sync and your initiatives running smoothly. Through this workshop, participants will learn how to facilitate a staff meeting effectively.

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.  

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. 

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.   


Ten Strategies Accepting Feedback and Using It As A Tool For Growth

"Constructive Feedback is vital for ongoing professional growth. Feedback motivates, provides direction and clarifies expectations. Through this course, early childhood educators will learn how to effectively receive feedback."
OCC Approval Number: CKO-4860
Clock Hours: 2.5
IACET/CEU: .30
Core of Knowledge Area: Professionalism
Course_Description:

Constructive Feedback is vital for ongoing professional growth. Feedback motivates, provides direction and clarifies expectations. Through this course, early childhood educators will learn how to effectively receive feedback.

Purposeful Conversations With Parents

Offers strategies for communicating with parents.  Strategies include: using the 9Ps of Communication, direct and indirect communication, and a three-step communication tool to solve problems.
OCC Approval Number: CKO-2860
Clock Hours: 2
IACET/CEU: .2
Core of Knowledge Area: Professionalism
Course_Description:

Offers strategies for communicating with parents.  Strategies include: using the 9Ps of Communication, direct and indirect communication, and a three-step communication tool to solve problems. 

Anti-Biased Practices In Early Childhood Education

An anti-bias curriculum is an approach to early childhood education that sets forth values-based principles and methodology to support respecting and embracing differences and acting against bias and unfairness. Through this intermediate-level training, early childhood educators will learn the four goals of anti-bias education.   Participants will also learn strategies to ensure effective implementation.
OCC Approval Number: CKO-4860
Clock Hours: 2.5
IACET/CEU: .30
Core of Knowledge Area: Professionalism
Course_Description:

An anti-bias curriculum is an approach to early childhood education that sets forth values-based principles and methodology to support respecting and embracing differences and acting against bias and unfairness. Through this intermediate-level training, early childhood educators will learn the four goals of anti-bias education.   Participants will also learn strategies to ensure effective implementation.