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Child Care Training Scholarship

Child Care Training Scholarship

Child Care Training Scholarship

HCC in partnership with Howard Community College offers a variety of classes to get you started in child care or early childhood education. 

Child Growth and Development is designed to prepare students for positions in child care centers. The course satisfies the child development half of the MSDE requirement of 90 hours of training for child care teachers and directors. 

Topics include:

  • An overview of major concepts, theories, and research related to the social, emotional, cognitive, and physical development of the child from birth through age 12. 

Course Requirements:

  • Students must have a high school diploma or an approved certificate of high school equivalency. 
  • Students must successfully complete two 45-hour courses.
  • Students must take the Child Growth and Development course.
  • Students must take one of the following courses:
    • Infant and Toddler Care
    • Preschool Curriculum & Activities (Early Childhood Education)

Applicants must complete the following: 

  • Complete the scholarship application
  • Upload ALL required documentation
  • Applicants MUST complete the WorkKeys Assessment prior to registering for courses

Details about the scholarship process:

  • Documentation can be securely uploaded through the application link
  • Scholarships take approximately two weeks for approval
  • Scholarships may cover all or part of the program cost 
Are you ready to start the scholarship application process? 


Scholarships are made available through the following grant program:

Maryland Workforce Development Sequence Scholarships

The Workforce Development Sequence Scholarship available through the Maryland Higher Education Commission (MHEC) is designed to provide all or partial financial assistance to students interested in registering for approved non-credit certification programs that lead to employment or licensure.