Spring 2015 HCC Conference- Understanding Maryland EXCELS (in Partnership with MSDE). This conference is to help Child Care Directors and Educators better navigate and understand Maryland EXCELS. Well over 200,000 children age 3 and younger now live in Maryland. Join us for an evening to review what early learning guidelines can be used to create a valuable part of a comprehensive, high quality system that contributes to young children’s educational experiences and to their future success. This conference will earn you 3 Core of Knowledge CEUs in Professionalism. Opening Remarks will begin at 8:30am, Sessions will be held from 9am-12:30, and closing remarks will be from 12:30-1pm. Senior adult and disabled retiree course fee waivers apply. Transcript available.
Course Fee: $5
8:30 AM - 1:00 PM
The section is for Center Directors and Administrators only.
8:30 AM - 1:00 PM
This section is for teachers, assistant teachers, and familyhome care providers only.
The childcare professional will be introduced to the Environmental Rating Scales including the background of ERS and the use of the ERS tool to assess the child care environment. Additionally, participants will use the instruments to assess the level of quality of child care environments connecting the understanding of indicators, subscales and the use of conducting self-evaluation, therefore contributing to positive child development. Participants are required to attend 2 hours of in class participation and complete 1 hour outside classroom assignment using the ERS tool in a licensed child care program.
Designed for parents, teachers, child care operators, prospective parents or teachers, and others interested in working with children. Through varied instructional materials and activities, students will learn various means of stimulating the intellectual, physical, social, and emotional development of young children through seven years of age. Text required. Transcript available. Senior adult and disabled retiree course fee waivers apply. This course may also be taken for credit.
Designed to provide students with knowledge to meet the needs of the young child from birth to age seven. Emphasis is on the practical aspects of caring for young children, creating environmental settings instrumental in providing optimal development, and guidelines for selecting quality childcare and educational programs. Readings and discussions on special concerns and current issues in the field of child development will be offered. It is designed to train parents, foster care parents, family and group day care providers, nursery and primary teachers, and others. Text required. Transcript available. Senior adult and disabled retiree course fee waivers apply. This course may also be taken for credit.