Tidbits: Early Childhood Jobs and Trainings Spring Up in Maryland

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"Attendance Audit: How to Avoid Paying Back Money" Webinar

April 7th, 2022

Two (2) sessions

1:00 & 6:00pm

(Space is limited)


Scholarship Central

Have Child Care Scholarship Questions?

The best way for parents or providers to ask questions about their Child Care Scholarship application/case or for child care providers to ask questions about their invoice or payment is to use the below link and
submit the completed form to CCS Central 2.

Forms submitted by 5pm will be responded to by email within 3 business days.

Child Care Scholarship Provider Inquiry

Child Care Scholarship Customer Inquiry

Visit money4childcare.com to get more ways to contact CCS Central 2.

Work Together Wednesday

Week of the Young Child

Celebrate Week of the Young Child (WOYC) April 2-8! For Work Together Wednesday, teach children essential life skills such as responsibility, teamwork and the importance of a clean environment and recycling. Host a classroom, playground, or community clean-up. Discover MFE's six fun-filled days of #WOYC22 activities.

Watch the #WOYC22 video

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Updated Isolation and Quarantine Guidance

March 2, 2022

Get the Quarantine Guidance

Earn Your CDA

Child Development Associate (CDA) Fund

MSDE has awarded a grant to the Council for Professional Recognition that will cover the cost of credential fees and books so early childhood educators in Maryland can earn or renew the CDA credential; The fund will cover the cost of initial and renewal online assessment fees and competency standards books for new applicants.

Learn more

Health & Safety Training

Training for Child Care Providers

Looking for Training? Search the Maryland Child Care Training Calendar

Lists of trainers, training organizations and online training organizations

Basic Heath & Safety

and COVID-19 Trainings

Information and registration for the FREE trainings are available here.

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Supporting Maryland’s Multilingual Learners: WIDA Early Years Essential Actions - Training Now Available

Series of 8 modules that promote the implementation of the WIDA Early years 14 Essential Actions to support early childhood educators as they work with multilingual children and their families.

Approved WIDA Trainers

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Zero to Three 45 Hour Critical Competencies for Infant-Toddler Educators

Provides current knowledge and skills for supporting our youngest learners in Social Emotional Development, Cognitive Development and Language and Literacy Development. Alternative to the Infant & Toddler 45 Hour Curriculum Course. 

Approved Zero to Three trainers


Employment Opportunities with MSDE

Child Care Licensing Specialist Trainees

Early Childhood Grant Specialist

Early Childhood Workforce Grants Manager

Research Statistician IV

For more MSDE job openings, visit marylandpublicschools.org

Other jobs in child care

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Child Care Scholarship Reimbursement Explained

If you have a child in your program who is eligible for scholarship funds, we know you‘re eager to get paid. Completing the invoice correctly will speed up that process. Watch this short video from MSDE and Maryland Family Network which explains all you need to know to fill out the paperwork correctly.  vimeo.com/671185163. Also available with Spanish subtitles!  


Maryland Accreditation

Do you have questions about Maryland Accreditation and/or The Accreditation Support Fund?

Please visit the Maryland Accreditation Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) located on the Division of Early Childhood Maryland Accreditation Webpage.

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Unite Maryland

Maryland Family Network joined Unite Maryland, an affiliate of Unite Us, in October 2020. Partnering with Unite Us has helped us to provide referral information to many families who need more services than we alone can offer.

Unite Maryland partners are connected through a FREE shared technology platform to coordinate care and address people’s needs. Through this network, we refer and connect our clients to the services they need, track outcomes of all electronic referrals and services delivered, and measure our impact in the community. Learn more about the process

The more agencies that participate, the better it works for everyone.

Maryland OneStop

We Are Moving to Paperless: Complete Your Applications Online

Effective January 3, 2022,  the applications below must be submitted using via Maryland OneStop. All other methods of submission have ended.

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

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


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: June 15

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

UMBC Leader Program

The Maryland Early Childhood Leadership Program – MECLP is thrilled to announce that the application for Cohort IV will open on April 5th. MECLP is seeking outstanding early childhood professionals interested in participating in its research-based Leading for Change in Early Childhood Education Course – a 12 month, cohort based, 3-credit graduate course designed for early childhood professionals who work in diverse early childhood settings. 

For more information about MECLP, the tuition-free Leading for Change course, and the application process, visit our website.

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APRIL 5, 2022 

Emergency Preparedness

In-Person Emergency Preparedness Training

Join us in Cecil County on 4/12 & 4/14 for in-person Emergency Preparedness Training. Registration is $5 per person for 6 COK hours. Individualized support for developing your emergency plan is also available!

More info

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Free Clock Hours to Kick-Off 2022!

MPT presents: Media Literacy for Early Childhood Professionals

Join MPT to pilot Media Literacy for Early Childhood Professionals, a new online course designed to provide high-quality, interactive professional development training for early childhood providers and educators.

This free course will offer self-paced, online learning as well as two virtual, facilitated sessions over one week. In return, you will earn 6 MSDE-approved clock hours for your participation and feedback.

Learn more and register for the pilot course

Come Outside Conference

Come Outside Conference- Spring Edition

Spring Conference for early childhood teachers and caregivers featuring nature-based education through songs, stories, and adventure! The Come Outside Conference is excited to welcome you for a day of learning how to incorporate more nature- based education in your classroom, program, child care and everyday life.

Learn more

Early Educators Leadership Conference

Early Educators Leadership Conference

The 2022 EELC will be held October 5-8, 2022, in Orlando, FL Join us as we explore: Leading Career Pathways to EquityRegister Now!

2022 EELC also provides an opportunity to share your expertise with ECE professionals. If you’re interested in presenting at EELC, submit your proposal!

MSCCA Conference by the Sea 2022

MSCCA Conference by the Sea 2022: Rebuilding with Resilience!

Registration is now OPEN!

Date: April 28-May 1,2022.

Event will be a hybrid model and you can attend in person or virtually.

Location: Clarion Conference Center and Hotel/Resort in Ocean City, Maryland or virtual

Keynotes include:

  • Dr. Rosemarie Allen
  • Dr. Allen Mallory
  • Steven Hicks and Jennifer Nizer, Maryland State Department of Education

Registration closes April 7th.

Learn more & register

Improving Business Practices for Family Child Care Providers

Business of Family Child Care: Marketing With Tom Copeland
April 6, 2022, from 8:00 to 9:30 p.m.

The content includes:

  • Identifying the strengths of their program
  • Learning five key marketing strategies
  • Using the Internet to promote their program (e.g., Facebook, Craigslist, child care forums, online classified ads)
  • Competing against child care centers and exempt providers.

Register for the April 6th webinar.

Child Care Business

Strengthening Business Practices for Child Care Center Staff and Family Child Care Providers

Through this series, center staff and family child care providers will gain the knowledge in the areas of budgets, financial planning, marketing, and recruitment and retention.

Approved Business Practices Trainers

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