Baltimore City Child Care Resource Center

Baltimore City Child Care Resource Center (BCCCRC) serves as the hub for issues relating to the care and education of young children in the City of Baltimore. BCCCRC is a member agency of the Maryland Child Care Resource Network, and serves parents, child care providers, the business community and others who are interested in early care and education. BCCCRC is committed to providing leadership and services to improve the quality, accessibility and affordability of child care in Baltimore City.

April 2024 Virtual Training Schedule

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April 2024

Beyond Mr. Yuck: Poison and Safety Prevention

Learn how the Poison Control Center can support you and offer you help in times of need.  Understand how to keep potentially hazardous materials out of reach from children.  Notice the importance of universal precautions and labels.

2 Health Safety Nutrition

Thursday, April 4th

6:00pm – 8:00pm

$10.00 Must pre-register

 Bottoms Up: Tummy Time Fun

Tummy time is easy to implement in any child care setting and is critically important to supporting healthy infant development and preventing a number of infant disorders. Knowing about the importance of tummy time and how it can be implemented throughout the day, teachers can incorporate prone positioning in their classrooms and conversations with parents which in turn will help with the growth and development of infants.

3-hours Child Development

Saturday, April 6th

9:00am -12:00pm

$10.00 Must pre-register

 Counting on Math in Early Childhood Education

This course is designed to introduce child care providers to Mathematics and STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) in Early Childhood Education for children birth through 8 years of age.  Topics include helping children learn about math concepts as they explore and discover.

3 hours Curriculum

Wednesday, April 10th

6:00pm – 9:00pm

$10.00 Must pre-register

 Encouraging Imaginative Play

This training is designed to help participants understand the importance of imaginative play in children’s development and how providing recycled and open-ended materials opens the doors of imagination and promotes executive function and higher-level thinking skills in young children.  Through small and large group activities and discussions participants will identify relevant, responsive, and reflective strategies to spark creativity in the young child’s environment.

3-hours Curriculum

Wednesday, April 10th

6:00pm – 9:00pm

$10.00 Must pre-register

Math and Science Board Books for Babies
Infants and toddlers are naturally curious about the world around them. They can begin to develop an understanding of pre-math and pre-science skills with the help of board books.

3 hours Curriculum

Thursday, April 11th

6:00pm – 9:00pm

$10.00 Must pre-register

Medication Administration (In-person) *

Note: This class will be held at the Julie Center –100 S Washington Street, Baltimore MD 21231.

This class fulfills the MSDE/OCC requirements for all Child Care professionals.

6 hours Health, Safety and Nutrition

Saturday, April 13th

9:00am – 3:30pm

$60.00 Must pre-register

Community Collaboration & Learning Around Town
When schools, families, and community groups work together to support learning, children tend to do better in school, stay in school longer, and like school more. In this workshop, participants will learn about how the community impacts children’s learning, how family systems interact within the community and that collaborative partnerships benefit children.

3-hours Community

Saturday, April13th

9:00am – 12:00pm

$10.00 Must pre-register

All Children are Gifted

Understanding the special needs of children prepares child development professionals to create environments and programs for the children in their care.

2-hours Special Needs

Tuesday, April 16th

6:00pm – 8:00pm

$10.00 Must pre-register

Discipline vs Guidance:  Teaching Strategies the Engage Children and Reduce Challenging Behavior

(NEW) Enhance your classroom with techniques that enable children to thrive in their learning environment, where communication strategies positively guide behavior, where self-regulation is developed, and where problem-solving strategies are specific and effective.  The focus is on strategies which heighten skills and reduce challenging behavior.

1-hour Child Development & 2-hours Curriculum

Thursday, April 18th

6:00pm – 9:00pm

$10.00 Must pre-register

Working with Mixed Age Groups

Working with a group of children who are different ages presents child care providers with unique challenges and opportunities. Learn strategies to overcome challenges, create daily schedules and meet the needs of each child.

2-hours Child Development & 1-hour Curriculum

Saturday, April 20th

9:00am – 12:00pm

$10.00 Must pre-register

Imagineering in the Classroom
In today’s engineering marketplace, it has become clear that adults who can use their creativity and imaginations are in high demand, studies have shown that adult creativity is declining. In this workshop we will look at strategies and materials in which you can use to support the child’s innate creative ability and imagination while he or she explores engineering in the classroom.

3-hours Curriculum

Wednesday, April 24th

6:00pm – 9:00pm

$10.00 Must pre-register

Big Anxiety Small Child

This training will introduce participants to anxiety and how this disorder impacts young children. Participants will learn what normal behavior is and what warrants a referral. Through cooperative learning experiences, video clips and brainstorming activities participants will become knowledgeable on what are normal worries for young children and what is atypical. Classroom strategies and resources will be shared to ensure educators leave with a toolkit of ideas and strategies to assist preschool children who may have anxiety.

3-hours Special Needs

Thursday, April 25th

6:00pm – 9:00pm

$10.00 Must pre-register

Helping Children Cope: Recognizing and Responding to Childhood Trauma

When a disaster or traumatic event occurs, such as a natural disaster or violent act, whether accidental or intentional, it can be stressful for people of all ages. Children tend to react to disaster and traumatic events based on their past experiences and what they know of the current situation. Participants will learn how to help children cope with trauma and how to respond to children who have experienced trauma.

3 hours Child Development

Saturday, April 27th

9:00am – 12:00pm

$10.00 Must Pre-register

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The Baltimore City Child Care Resource Center is a member of the Maryland Child Care Resource Network with funding provided from the Maryland State Department of Education, through Maryland Family Network.

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