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10901 Little Patuxent Parkway
Columbia MD, 21044
Laurel College Center
312 Marshall Avenue, Suite 205
Laurel, MD 20707
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6751 Columbia Gateway Drive
Columbia MD 21046
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Maryland Child Care Credentialing Program

Early Childhood Education training.

Recognition for Surpassing Licensing & Registration Requirements

The Maryland Child Care Credentialing Program is a voluntary program that recognizes child care providers who go beyond the requirements of State licensing and registration regulations. The Maryland Department of Human Resources Child Care Administration has established six credential levels, each one recognizing a child care provider's achievement for a specified number of clock hours, experience, and professional activities.

Benefits of participation include cash bonus awards and vouchers or reimbursement for child care training classes. HCC offers classes in the six required content areas:

  1. C-Curriculum
  2. D-Child Development
  3. H-Health, Safety, and Nutrition
  4. L-Community
  5. P-Professionalism
  6. S-Special Needs

In order to participate in the program, you must submit a completed application and all required documentation to the Maryland State Department of Education, Office of Credentialing. For more information, contact Child Care Central at 866-243-8796 or

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