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Certificate - Early Childhood Teacher

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An early childhood teacher provides care and educational experiences for children ages 3 - 5 at a child care center. Teachers develop lesson plans, integrate curriculums, teach lessons, establish age-appropriate environments, discipline children, maintain records and interact with parents.This program meets the state requirements for the 90 clock hours of training in a school aged program.

Occupational Requirements

You must be at least age 18 and have a high school diploma or GED®.

Information Unique to the Training

Successful completion of reading and writing placement tests or evidence of successful college coursework is required prior to registration.

Courses to Complete

  • Prerequisites
  • Core Courses
    CCT-434 Growth and Development in Early Childhood
    CCT-102 Materials and Methods in Early Childhood Education

View current course offerings.  Not all courses are offered in every schedule.

Approximate Number of Hours 

90 hours

Approximate Training Cost*


Licensure/Certification Earned

None. However, courses meet the state-mandated training for employment in licensed Maryland facilities. 

Many other child care courses are offered on a regular basis.  

Estimated Hourly Wage**


*Unless noted, cost does not include any required textbooks, applicable licensing fees, background check fees, testing fees, etc.
**Wages are based on data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics and are estimates only.

For information about advancing your career, view our  in Early Childhood Education and Early Childhood Special Education Pathways or call the Admissions office at 410-386-8430.