Child Care Training (CHILD CARE) | Allegany College of Maryland

Child Care classes are online and available year round.  Please call Christa Snyder at 301-784-5530 or email for the complete schedule.

GENERAL GUIDELINES FOR ONLINE CLASSES: You will need access to a computer, the internet and Email to take these courses; sufficient computer skills are required, including using a word processing program to write and save your work on your computer. Provide your email address with your registration so we can send you log in instructions. Online classes fill up quickly, so please register early!


– eTextbooks are listed below, you may purchase directly from the publishers’ website:

– Printed textbooks are also available. Students may purchase them at the Howard CC bookstore or from a seller of their choice.

– Always look for the LATEST edition, as editions can change.

Child Care I: Child Growth & Development - 45 hours

Textbook Title: Developmental Profiles Allen/Marotz, 8th edition

Child Care III: School Age Child Care Curriculum - 45 hours

Textbook Title: Caring for School Age Children Click/Parker, latest edition

Child Care II: Preschool Curriculum and Activities - 45 hours

Textbook Title: Preschool Appropriate Practices Beatty, 4th edition

***Other child care classes may also require book purchase***

Allegany College of Maryland maintains responsibility for this program.

ACM: Online


45 Hour Course Cost: $235.00/MD Senior Cost: $230.00

24 Hour Course Cost: $245.00/MD Senior Cost: $240.00

9 Hour Course Cost: $105.00/MD Senior Cost: $100.00

5 Hour Course Cost: $65.00/MD Senior Cost: $60.00

3 Hour Course Cost: $45.00/MD Senior Cost: $40.00

2 Hour Course Cost: $45.00/MD Senior Cost: $40.00 

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