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Infant & Early Childhood Mental Health Behavioral Specialist - fulltime in Washington County, MD

The Infant and Early Childhood Mental Health program is an indirect service that helps to build the reflective capacities and relational health of families, early childhood professionals and others who care for or provide services to children birth to five.  The Infant & Early Childhood Mental Health Behavioral Specialist position provides consultation and training to empower and build the capacity of early childhood professionals and families to cultivate positive and inclusive environments, support the social-emotional health and development of all children in the early learning setting or home, and work effectively, responsively and collaboratively with children and families with mental health concerns, challenging behaviors and individual developmental differences. The specialist’s aim is to enhance all relationships involved in the care setting, create nurturing and emotionally responsive environments, strengthen staff effectiveness in interactions with young children ages birth to five and families, and build strong school/home alliances.     

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Early Childhood Training Content Developer - Independent Contractor

APPLES for Children, Inc. is an approved training organization through Maryland State Department of Education (MSDE), Office of Child Care.   Individuals interested in developing professional development opportunities on behalf of APPLES are considered independent contractors and must understand children, child development, the business of child care, and how to utilize resources that reflect current early childhood research.

If you are interested in developing training please review the TRAINING DEVELOPMENT MANUAL for specific details.

Click here to download the Training Development Notice of Interest form

Click here to download the Training Proposal Planning Template 

          Click here to download the Training Proposal Evaluation Rubric

          Click here to download a SAMPLE Training Proposal Planning Template

Current Rate of Pay

$300 for a complete and approved 2 hour training

$500 for a complete and approved 3 hour training


Early Childhood Trainer - Independent Contractor

APPLES for Children, Inc. seeks individuals interested in facilitating both in-person and virtual training on an as needed basis.

Trainers MUST meet COMAR 13a.14.08.05.htm to be considered.

  • Bachelors degree in Early Childhood Education or related field
  •  At least 4 years of experience working in a child care setting directly with children


  • Completion of Train-the-Trainer approved course (click here for approved courses)
  • Attendance at MSDE trainer orientation (click here to access orientation dates)

Individuals may express their interest by emailing [email protected]