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

  • Supportive and effective communication skills
  • Dynamics, roles, and relationships among children/youth, families, and child and youth care professionals
  • Community resources that support all children, youth, and families
  • Protection of confidentiality of all children, youth, and families
  • Family engagement in child and youth care programs
  • Youth engagement in school-age care programs
  • Diversity in society and activities, materials, and environments
  • Benefits and process of collaborations with families and the community.


Creating A Community of Learners

A community of learners is a group of people who support each other in their collective and individual learning. They are cooperative and can work productively together. In a community of learners, teachers, parents, and students construct a culture that values the strengths of all participants and respects their interests, abilities, languages, and dialects. This course examines how to build and sustain a real community of learners.
OCC Approval Number: CKO-4860
Clock Hours: 2
IACET/CEU: .20
Core of Knowledge Area: Community
Course_Description:

A community of learners is a group of people who support each other in their collective and individual learning. They are cooperative and can work productively together. In a community of learners, teachers, parents, and students construct a culture that values the strengths of all participants and respects their interests, abilities, languages, and dialects. This course examines how to build and sustain a real community of learners.

Beyond Doughnuts For Dad--Creating A Father-Friendly Early Childhood Program

Engaged fathers—whether they live with their children or not—contribute to their children's well-being, families, and communities. Learn ways to create an environment where fathers are welcomed, valued, and respected in your program.
OCC Approval Number: CKO-4860
Clock Hours: 3
IACET/CEU: .30
Core of Knowledge Area: Curriculum
Course_Description:

Engaged fathers—whether they live with their children or not—contribute to their children's well-being, families, and communities. Learn ways to create an environment where fathers are welcomed, valued, and respected in your program.