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Early Childhood Education & Child Care

Child Health & Wellness

Below, please see the latest listing of courses. Please note that courses are listed in alphabetical order.

Basic Health & Safety Training *Required Course*

Gain a foundation of information about critical health and safety topics and practice skills designed to meet the proposed Maryland licensing regulation requiring training for all child care providers in basic health and safety areas. You will learn how to set up and maintain a safe and healthy environment. Topics include supervision, safe practices to prevent and reduce injuries, identification and reporting of abuse or neglect, and proper sanitation practices and procedures. No refund seven days prior to course start date. MSDE Core of Knowledge: 5 hrs. Health,  Safety & Nutrition. .5 CEUs.

Online course takes about 5 hours to complete (completion times vary.) Online class has no classroom meetings. You will need access to a computer, the internet and email to take this course. You will receive an email with login instructions 24 hours after registering for the course.

Tuition: $69 (includes $40 in fees*)
Aug 30-Dec 10   Online ZB-742 7070 #5319
You may begin this class anytime from Aug 30 until Dec 3.
Jan 03-May 20   Online ZB-742 7125 #8914
You may begin this class anytime from January 3 - May 13.
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Engaging Children with Remote Learning

Remote learning is here to stay! Now more than ever, teachers and caregivers are engaging children with remote learning, and are tasked with helping parents support learning when working one on one with their child outside of the online learning environment. Learn effective methods for engaging children of all ages in various forms of online learning, and supportive strategies for parents. No refund seven days prior to course start date. MSDE Core of Knowledge: 2 hrs CD, 1 hr CC, 1 hr CP, 1hr SN.

This online course takes about 5 hours to complete (completion times vary), and has no classroom meetings. You will need access to a computer, the internet and email to take this course. You will receive an email with login instructions 24 hours after registering for the course.

Tuition: $69* (*includes $40 in fees)
Aug 30-Dec 10   Online ZB-202 7072 #5286
You may begin this class anytime from Aug 30 until Dec 3.
Jan 03-May 20   Online ZB-202 7127 #8865
You may begin this class anytime from January 3 to May 13.
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Medication Administration

Gain skills to administer medications safely to children in child care centers and family child care homes, and learn to provide special care arrangements for children with asthma and allergies. This state-approved curriculum addresses Maryland child care licensing requirements and NAEYC standards for program accreditation. Topics include practices and procedures for administering over-the-counter and prescription medications to children, including asthma and allergies medications. Instruction is provided by qualified health professionals. MDSE medication administration handbook provided in class. Core of Knowledge: six clock hrs. HSN. Standard refund policy does not apply. No refund seven days prior to course start date. .6 CEUs.

(If the social distancing requirements are still in effect by the class start date, this class will be cancelled and you will receive a full refund.)

Tuition: $104 (includes $55 in fees*)
Sat Feb 05 9AM-3:30PM Hickory Ridge ZB-737 7130 #8911
Sat May 07 9AM-3:30PM Hickory Ridge ZB-737 7131 #8912
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Pandemics and Outbreaks: Reducing Risks in Childcare

Are you challenged to adopt new health and safety protocols and keep up with recent changes in child care regulations caused by the COVID-19 pandemic? Gain a foundation of information about COVID-19, other infectious diseases and the latest Maryland child care regulations in this timely course taught by a professional nurse educator. You will be introduced to best practices and protocols for maintaining a safe and healthy environment for children and staff, protecting your child care site from infection, preventing the spread of COVID 19 with proper sanitation practices and procedures, and handling other childhood illnesses in a child care setting. No refund seven days prior to course start date. MSDE Core of Knowledge: 5 hours HSN. .5CEUs.

Online course takes about 5 hours to complete (your time may vary.) Online class has no classroom meetings. You will receive an email with login instructions 24 hours after registering for the course.

Tuition: $69 (includes $40 in fees*)
Aug 30-Dec 10   Online ZB-115 7071 #5285
You may begin this class anytime from Aug 30 until Dec 3.
Jan 03-May 20   Online ZB-115 7126 #8864
You may begin this class anytime from January 3 to May 13.
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Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS)

Learn all about Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS), which can affect apparently healthy infants under one year of age. No refund seven days prior to course start date. .2 CEUs.

Online course takes about two hours to complete (completion times vary.) Online class has no classroom meetings. Instructor’s contact information is listed on the syllabus in the online course. You will need access to a computer, the internet and email to take this course. You will receive an email with login instructions 24 hours after registering for the course.

Tuition: $40 (fee based, no waivers)
Aug 30-Dec 10   Online ZB-661 7068 #5288
You may begin this class anytime from Aug 30 until Dec 4.
Jan 03-May 20   Online ZB-661 7123 #8868
You may begin this class anytime from January 3 - May 13.
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Course Legend
* Fees not eligible for waiver.
** Tuition and fees not eligible for waiver for XE courses.
(S) = Supplies needed. Instructor will provide list at first class.
(T) = Textbook recommended or required. Purchase at HCC Bookstore or online before first class.
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