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Maryland Child Care Credential

The Maryland Child Care Credential recognizes child care providers who go beyond the requirements of State licensing and registration regulations. There are six credential levels, each one recognizing a child care provider's achievement of a specified number of training hours, years of experience, and professional activities that lead to quality child care. The program provides financial incentive to those that qualify.

The Child Care Career and Professional Development Fun (CCCPDF) offers funding for child care providers and staff who are participating in the Credentialing Program to pursue a college degree in early childhood education, education for children, child development, family studies, or related disciplines.