45-Hour Infant and Toddler Methods and Materials
15 Weeks: October 6 - December 20, 2016, 6:30 - 9:30 p.m.
Mail/Fax Registration - Cost: $250
Register Online and Save 10% - Cost: $225
All classes will be held at The Office of Children and Families, 3300 N. Ridge Rd., Ste. 360, Ellicott City, MD 21043
The 45-Hour Infant and Toddlers Methods and Materials course introduces the major concepts, theories, principles and research related to the development and care of children birth to age 3. Participants will learn how to create a safe and healthy child care environment while developing appropriate interaction and communication skills that will assist with learning and development.
This training satisfies the regulation for family providers who care or desire to care for more than two infants as well as Infant and Toddler staff in child care centers. Training modules are not approved for separate training hours and participants will receive a completion certificate at the end of the course. Satisfactory completion of series is determined by participation in classroom discussion and activities, homework and assessments.
To successfully complete the course, participants must attend the mandatory first and last sessions on 10/06/2016 and 12/20/2016 and a minimum of 13 out of the 15 sessions. Documentation and homework will be required for absence approval.
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Registration is on a first-come, first served basis. Payment is required at the time of registration. All receipts are emailed to the address provided during registration.
Pre-registration is required for all workshops. Your registration and payment must be received by 4:00 pm on the day of the workshop for all weekday workshops (by Friday for weekend workshops). Same day registrations will accepted online until noon and by phone until 4:00 pm if space permits; call (410) 313-1442 to check availability. Walk-ins will not be permitted to stay.
Late Arrival to a Workshop: Workshops begin at the time stated in the calendar and your receipt. Plan to arrive 10-15 minutes early to sign-in. If you arrive after the workshop begins, you will be asked to leave; you will not be eligible for a certificate, credit, or refund.
Change or Cancellation of a Workshop: If you cannot attend a workshop you have registered for, notify us at least 24 hours in advance to receive a credit for future use. Refunds will not be given unless The Office of Children and Families (OCF) cancels the workshop. If there are extenuating circumstances on the day of a workshop which require you to cancel your attendance, please call (410) 313-1442 and leave a message. Messages must be left on the day of the workshop to be considered. Same-day cancellations are handled on a case-by-case basis and may require documentation from the participant.
Workshops are designed for adults only; please make appropriate child care arrangements in advance.
If you need accommodations to attend a training workshop, please call (410) 313-1940 at least one week prior to the workshop.
We ask that you observe the following guidelines when attending or participating in an Office of Children and Families training workshop, seminar, conference, or other event.
A climate of mutual respect is essential to a productive learning experience.
Trainers will administer assessments in written or verbal form at each workshop.
All certificates will be mailed to participants after the assessment scores have been validated, usually within 10 business days. Those completing the Medication Administration course will generally receive the certificate at the end of the workshop after successful completion of the assessments and demonstration. Those completing the CPR and/or First Aid Certification will receive the certification card after successful completion of the assessments and demonstrations.
Replacement training certificates must be requested either in writing or by phone call. Please call the Registrar at (410) 313-1442 or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. There is a $5.00 fee per replacement certificate issued for workshops that were held within a year of the request. For replacement certificates for workshops held beyond a year of the request, the fee is a $10.00. This can be paid by cash, check, or credit card. Certificates will not be mailed until payment has been received.
Applicants for a Family Child Care License must satisfy a series of training requirements determined by MSDE Office of Child Care. If you have questions about getting your license, required training classes, setting up your business, or another aspect of family child care, contact Joan Johnson, by calling 410-313-1432 or emailing email@example.com.
Pursuing state accreditation helps early childhood programs improve their quality of service. Accredited programs provide research-based, high quality early childhood education that benefits children, parents, and local school systems. Whether you are working to become accredited, or you are just beginning to consider the possibilities; the Howard County Office of Children and Families (OCF) can help you through the process. Join us at these workshops to learn more about how and why to become accredited.
Instructor Joan Johnson is an experienced validator for MSDE and will help you through the process. If you are actively pursuing accreditation; your program is also eligible for FREE technical assistance, mentoring and a program improvement visit. For more information on the series, please call Joan at 410-313-1432.
These classes are open only to preschool and center directors and owners; other teachers may enroll only with permission of the instructor. All classes meet in the OCF training room (3300 N. Ridge Rd., Suite 360, Ellicott City, MD). The first class in the series is FREE; classes 2-4 are $23 each. You are welcome to register for just one class or for the complete series.
Payment Options: Register online, call 410-313-1940, or mail registration form to: Howard County OCF, 3300 N. Ridge Rd., Suite 380, Ellicott City, MD 21043
The Maryland State Department of Education (MSDE) Office of Child Care adopted new regulations in 2015 which require child care providers to complete four new workshops. Some of the regulated workshops are proposed regulations which have not yet taken effect, but it is recommend to plan ahead and include all of the following workshops in your professional development plan.
Including All Children and the Americans with Disabilities Act
Deadline: January 1, 2016
Who: Directors, Lead Teachers, Assistant Teachers & Family Providers
Deadline: January 1, 2016
Who: Family Providers (Previous regulation for centers is unchanged.)
Supporting Breastfeeding in Child Care
Deadline: January 1, 2016
Who: Directors, Infant/Toddler Staff & Family Providers
This course introduces the major concepts, theories, principles, and research related to the development and care of children birth to age 3. Participants will learn how to create a safe and healthy environment while developing appropriate interaction and communication skills that will assist with learning and development. For family providers, the regulations state those approved to care for more than two infants and toddlers must complete 45 hours of approved training related exclusively to the care of children younger than 2 years old. This class satisfies the regulation.
This workshop series is scheduled during the Fall beginning September 29, 2016. The cost of the series is $250. Register online for the 45-Hour Infant/Toddler Certificate to receive a 10% discount. Need more information or need to mail/fax your registration form? View/print the 45-Hour Infant/Toddler Certificate flyer.
For questions related to the care of infants and toddlers, contact Joan Johnson, Technical Assistance Specialist by e-mailing firstname.lastname@example.org or calling 410-313-1432. For other questions, please call (410) 313-1940.
Yes, we can provide child care training for your staff at your Howard County location. Most of the workshops which are offered in the training calendar are available for your onsite training if you have at least ten staff members. It's convenient and as easy as 1-2-3!
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