Maryland Family Network ensures that all child care training programs are approved by the Maryland State Department of Education Office of Child Care to meet the Maryland Child Care Credential and licensing requirements.
Our trainers use interactive approaches, engaging adults with multi-media tools and the opportunity to practice new skills whenever possible.
The relationship established between trainer and participant models the respectful, empowering and supportive relationships that we encourage staff to develop with the young children and families who they work with each day.
Statewide Training Calendar

Maryland Child Care Training Calendar

The Maryland Child Care Training Calendar will help you find training and professional development opportunities for early childhood educators of all experience levels.

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Maryland Family Network offers a range of training approved by the MSDE Office of Child Care for Core of Knowledge hours. Classes are available in English and Spanish. 

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Training for Trainers

If you are an approved trainer or want to become one, Maryland Family Network can help.

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Child Development Credential Funding Opportunity - CDA

We are partnering to provide thousands of Maryland's early childhood educators with financial support to help them earn the Child Development Associate - CDA - Credential. These financial awards will cover registration and other fees as well as books required for the program.

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Training Registration

Find a training course and register.