Tuesday Tidbits: Earn Your CDA & We Are Moving to Paperless

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ARP Grant Application is Closed

Stabilization Grant Payments

Eligible child care programs will receive a $15,000 base award and $500 for each slot for which the program is licensed.

Payments have begun and will continue on a rolling basis to
nearly 5,200 family and center-based child care providers.

Report or submit payment issues to the Stabilization Grant Payment form.

More information about the Child Care Stabilization Grant.

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Updated Consolidated COVID-19 Health and Safety Guidance for P-12 School and Child Care 

October 27, 2021

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Why should Maryland ECE teachers earn the CDA?

Learn why from Dr. Sonia Pruneda-Hernandez of Montgomery College. Click the picture below.

Why Maryland ECE teachers should earn the CDA

Money to Earn Your CDA

The Division of Early Childhood provides funding to support child care providers with obtaining their Child Development Associate® (CDA) Credential™ from the Council for Professional Recognition.

For more information, please visit: https://tinyurl.com/2suf2v7e

Health & Safety Training

Training for Child Care Providers

Search the Maryland Child Care Training Calendar

45 Hour Critical Competencies For Infant-Toddler Educators

The 45-hour course can now be taken to meet the requirement for the 45-hour Infant Toddler curriculum course. Please visit the following webpage to find a trainer and upcoming training dates.

Providers credentialed at a level 2 or higher are eligible to apply for a training voucher to attend the 45-hour Critical Competencies training.

Basic Heath & Safety

and COVID-19 Trainings

Information and registration for the FREE trainings are available here.

Maryland State Office Closures for Holidays

Thanksgiving Thu, Nov 25, 2021
Native American Heritage Day Fri, Nov 26, 2021
Christmas Day Fri, Dec 24, 2021
New Year's Day Fri, Dec 31, 2021


Employment Opportunities with MSDE

Child Care Licensing Specialist Trainee

For more MSDE job openings, visit marylandpublicschools.org

Other jobs in child care

Maryland OneStop

We Are Moving to Paperless: A new and improved online application system will arrive soon!

Effective January 1, 2022,  the applications below must be submitted using via Maryland OneStop. All other methods of submission will end.

Maryland OneStop is the central hub for Maryland State licenses, forms, certificates, permits, applications, and registrations. 

Application links will be posted to the website starting January 1, 2022

  1. New and Continuing CCCPDF Applications
  2. Training Voucher and Reimbursement
  3. Accreditation Support-Maryland Accreditation
  4. National Accreditation Support

You're Invited


Session 3-December 9, 2021
Now You're Ready to Apply...

This session will provide an overview of the application scoring rubric, common mistakes, and strategies to prepare for submitting the application. (Prior to attending this session, attendees will view the recording of “FY 22 PreK Technical Assistance Webinar.”)

Registration: https://forms.gle/kn8CB2fHdBv9LECS9

1:00-2:30 pm

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WIDA Early Years has moved!

WIDA Early Years eLearning provides free online professional learning courses to early care and education (ECE) professionals in WIDA Early Years member states. These online professional learning resources focus on supporting young multilingual children in ECE settings. Ready to get started?

Go to go.wisc.edu/ot36h5

Follow the directions to create a WIDA Secure Portal account.

After you are logged in to the WIDA Secure Portal, select “Professional Learning” from the main menu.


Early Learning Assessment Updates

The next enrollment for child care programs to complete the interest survey for the of the Early Learning Assessment (ELA) is:

February 15

Click the flyer to learn more and register for the ELA .

NOVEMBER 16, 2021 

Emergency Preparedness Session

Join the Abilities Network for this month’s Expert’s Corner Q & A featuring Steve Richards, Emerging Initiatives Branch Manager from the Maryland Emergency Management Agency to talk about how to prepare for and respond in an emergency. Providers who regularly attend the free, virtual, monthly Expert’s Corner Q & A can earn a PAU.

11/16/21 at 6:30pm

Learn more.

Special Needs Training

Special Needs Training for Infant & Toddler Providers

November 17th - Free coaching and support from Kennedy Krieger Institute Nurse Specialist


Readiness Symposium

Social Emotional Well-Being Of Maryland's Young Learners

The Ready at Five's first Hybrid School Readiness Symposium is et for December 15, 2021.

Keynote Speaker:

Dana Winters, Ph.D.
Rita McGinley Executive Director of the
Fred Rogers Center for Early Learning and
Children’s Media at Saint Vincent College

More information about this event will be coming soon at www.readyatfive.org.

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Join the Child Care Providers Union

We want to hear from you! Join us for focused conversations on building a stronger Childcare community in Maryland! Consider becoming a member to impact policies within our industry and gain access to great benefits–including educational opportunities, auto insurance, travel and other discounts. Learn more. 

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