This post is a part of our series on Maryland family child care licensing. For more on licensing in Maryland, see the following posts:
If you plan to open your own Family Child Care Home in Maryland, you will have to meet certain training requirements. The training requirements will depend on which type of family child care you open. Here’s what you need to know about training if you plan to open a Family Child Care Home or a Large Family Child Care Home in Maryland:
Preservice Training: An individual who applies for an initial registration shall hold a current certificate indicating successful completion of training in approved:
A provider shall successfully complete:
Professional Development Plan: The provider shall maintain a professional development plan. Training completed by the provider shall be:
First aid & CPR: Current certification in approved basic first aid and CPR training shall be maintained at all times by the provider and if applicable, the additional adult;
Preservice training: Have successfully completed:
All pre-service training courses must be approved by the the Office of Child Care (OCC). Before you sign up for a course, check with the Regional Licensing Office to make sure the course has been approved. See the on-line training calendar and the list of local resource and referral offices for more information.
Approved training for the purpose of meeting licensing requirements and training and education for the Maryland Credentialing Program can be obtained from a variety of sources:
Medication Administration Training (MAT) for Child Care Providers: This is a pre-service training required for individuals seeking to acquire a Child Care Center License or a Family Child Care Registration in Maryland. MAT is provided by licensed Maryland Registered Nurses who have completed Medication Administration Trainer training and are approved by the Nurse Consultant in the Office of Child Care’s Licensing Branch. MAT is a six (6) hour training conducted in a classroom setting with theory and practice. A certificate is awarded upon completion of the course in addition to passing content and skill tests.
Click here if you need to find an approved Medication Administration RN Trainers in your area.
If you are a Registered Nurse interested in becoming a MAT Trainer? Click Here. For additional information contact the Nursing Consultant at (410) 767-1853
Basic Health & Safety training is available free of charge here.
Training Vouchers and Reimbursements: Training Vouchers and Reimbursement are designed to assist child care professionals participating in the Maryland Child Care Credential Program at Level Two or higher with the costs of training and professional development. Funds can be used for:
Child care providers participating in the Credential Program at level two or higher are eligible to receive up to $400 each year as long as funds are available.
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