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Our Infant/Toddler Teacher workforce training program prepares you to work with children at birth through age 2 in a childcare center. This program meets State of Maryland requirements for training hours in an infants & toddlers program.

Approx. Number of Hours/Months:

90 hours/9 months

Program Cost:**


Est. Hourly Wage:*


Min. Occupational Requirements:

18 years old or older; high school diploma or GED®

Infant/Toddler Teacher Job Overview


An infant and toddler teacher works for a childcare center providing care and educational experiences for children at birth through age 2. He or she develops lesson plans, integrates curriculums, teaches lessons, establishes age-appropriate environments, disciplines children, maintains records and interacts with parents. 

Financial Assistance

Funding is available to help pay for short-term job training. Up to 90% of costs may be covered to complete this training program.

Licensure/certification earned

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


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

Students take either CCT-514 Growth and Development in Early Childhood OR CCT-513 Materials and Methods for Early Childhood Education.

Child Growth and Development examines the physical, cognitive, social and emotional growth of young children from prenatal development through middle childhood. It reviews prominent theories of development and topics such as health, nutrition, play and the family. This course meets the Maryland State Department of Education Child Development requirement for an initial certificate in Early Childhood Education and Elementary Education and also satisfies 45 hours of the 90-hour Child Care Certificate required for Senior Staff.

Provides the second pre-service component of the required training for child care professionals. The course introduces the basic concepts of curriculum planning for children birth to age eight. Topics include curriculum areas, environment, schedule planning, literacy, child development, teaching techniques, resources and code of ethics. Can be taken as a credit or non-credit course.

Examine the child’s growth and development up to age two. Investigate normal stage development, health, feeding, play, rest, identifying possible abuse as well as appropriate activities for socialization, positive guidance techniques and skills to enhance parent/caregiver communication. This course meets the State requirement’s approved training for Infant/Toddler Senior Staff qualification. Can be taken as a credit or non-credit course.

Additional Information & Program Requirements

Students must either validate previous successful college courses (C or better in reading and writing) or be eligible for ENGL101. Students who are not eligible but still want to take the course must take the transitional reading/writing courses or retest.

Additional childcare courses are offered on a regular basis.  

Interested in enrolling?

Contact our Continuing Education Office (Room A115) if you have any questions or concerns.

410-386-8100 |

*Wages are based on data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics and are estimates only. 

**Unless noted, cost does not include any required textbooks and related materials, applicable licensing fees, background check fees, testing fees or prerequisite courses.