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Early Childhood Education FAQs

Clases de Educación Infantil, Preguntas Mas Frequentes, en español.

You can do so by mail, internet, fax, or simply come by to one of our locations? See Registration Options.

Yes, you will earn a certificate for every class completed and passed plus the corresponding CEUs (Continuing Education Units).

No, these classes are not transferable towards a college degree.

The first thing you need to do is call the Maryland State Department of Education (MSDE), Division of Early Childhood, 240-314-1400 or 240-314-1401 to schedule an orientation. MSDE provides you with a registration to open your family child care. Montgomery College only provides the classes needed as part of the licensing requirements.

24 hour Class + (Sudden Infant death syndrome)

  • ECH197    Family Child Care; Pre-service module series
  • ECS047     Abra su guardería en casa
  • *** The 90 hours can substitute 24-hour class

 Emergency Preparedness Training  

  • ECH172   Emergency Preparedness Training
  • ECS063    Preparación para emergencias

Medication Administration

  • ECH257   Medication Administration Training
  • ECS069    Administración de medicamentos

Americans with Disabilities Act 

  • ECH271   Including All Children and the ADA
  • ECS082    Integrando a niños con discapacidades en el aula

Supporting Breastfeeding 

  • ECS100    Lactancia
  • ECH292 Supporting Breastfeeding

Health and Safety Training

  • ECH305 Health and Safety
  • ECS110 Salud y seguridad  
  • CPR and First Aid for children and infants
90 HOURS 

45 hours in Child Development : 

  • ECH205 Child Growth and Development
  •  ECS023   Crecimiento y desarrollo infantil

 (Choose one, or both)***

 45 hours in Curriculum (preschool***)

  • ECH207   Planning Curricula for Child Care
  • ECS027    Planificación de currículos para centros de cuidado infantil

45 hour Infant and Toddlers (infants and toddlers***)

  • ECH208   Infant and Toddler Development and Curriculum Planning
  • ECS049    Desarrollo y planificación de currículos para bebés

Communications 

  • ECH170   Communication Skills for Child Care Professionals
  • ECS042    Técnicas de comunicación

Americans with Disabilities Act 

  • ECH271   Including All Children and the ADA
  • ECS082    Integrando a niños con discapacidades en el aula

Supporting Breastfeeding 

  • ECH292  Supporting Breastfeeding
  • ECS100    Lactancia

Health and Safety Training  

  • ECH305 Health and Safety
  • ECS110 Salud y seguridad  
  • CPR and First Aid for children and infants
The Child Development Associate (CDA) Credential™ is the most widely recognized credential in early childhood education (ECE) and is a key stepping-stone on the path of career advancement in ECE.
  • GED or High School Diploma
  • 120 hours of classes
    • (ECS023, ECS027 or ECS049, and ECS028 Spanish classes)
    • (ECH205, ECH207 or ECH208 and ECH132 English classes)
  • 480 Working with children in a classroom setting
  • Professional Resource File (Portfolio)
  • Parents Questioners
  • Observation
  • Exam with the Council for Professional Recognition

Yes, you can get up to 6 credits.

For more information, please contact Professor Sonia Pruneda-Hernandez, Director of Early Childhood Initiatives. 

You may also visit  Early Childhood Education Technology AAS. degree

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