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Early Care Institute (Childcare Management Solutions): Courses


This category includes topics from the Core of Knowledge Areas (CKO) recognized by the Maryland State Department of Education (MSDE). It includes 3 and 6 hour courses. You may also take these individual courses to get your 12 annual clock hours.

  • Big Stress, Small Stress and Toxic Stress. Children must now find ways to adapt to change and early educators must find ways to recognize the signs of stress and healthy ways to manage it. (3 hour CKO Child Development)
  • This training will address the adult early care educators (Family & Center Providers) managing stress during unprecedented times. Topics will include: How to maintain your love of teaching and still care for yourself? Types of stressors, increased demands, self-perfection, time management and self-reflection. Three hours of Professionalism is awarded for this training. (3 hours CKO Professionalism)
  • In this course the participant will explore the importance of play and the role that educators take in preparing their curriculum with Play in mind.(3 hours CKO Curriculum)
  • This course will lead participants through thinking, planning, and taking action on their personal and professional development. (6 hours CKO Professionalism)
  • This course will help develop positive communication skills, provide supportive ideas to enhance the teacher's motivation and professionalism, and help develop his or her team-building skills. (3 hours CKO Professionalism
  • The time out chair is out! New ideas, effective strategies to support your program. This course will address behavior management issues, current strategies, to successfully apply in your program.(6 hour CKO Child Development)
  • This 6 hour training will address health and safety issues of family early care educators, child care center early educators and directors working with 6 weeks to school-age children. (6 hours CKO Health, Safety & Nutrition)
  • This 3 hour course will focus on the developmental growth of babies from birth to three. Participants with understand the stages of development and how to engage babies for their optimum development. (3 hours CKO Child Development)
  • Attitude Is Everything is a course about how changing your attitude can change your life. Attitude determines you altitude. Elevate your success though personal and professional development. (6 hours CKO Professionalism)
  • This 12 hour course is an introduction to digital literacy for Early Care Professionals. This course will prepare them to use computers and smart devices in their personal and professional lives. (12 hours CKO Professionalism)