Child Care Career Preparation
Early Childhood
Early Childhood
Contact: Career & Technical Training, Program Manager - 301.624.2756 Career & Academic Planning Services: Jefferson Hall J200 - 301.846.2478 CEWD Registration: Jefferson Hall (J-113) -
Contact: Career & Technical Training, Program Manager
This is a Continuing Education & Workforce Development (CEWD) program. Most CEWD programs do not require an application, and students may register online. Explore all available options and register today at Select courses may require the completion of a placement test or a pre-requisite course prior to registering. For those courses, online registration is unavailable. If you need further assistance, please contact the CEWD registration office at 301.624.2888. Browse Courses & Register View tuition and payment information for CEWD courses here. Financial assistance opportunities are available, including scholarships and payment plans – contact the CEWD Registration Office at [email protected] or 301.624.2888 for details.
This is a Continuing Education & Workforce Development program. While CEWD courses do not provide academic credits, participants experience affordable, flexible, and rewarding programs, with select courses offering industry recognized training for licensure and career certification at the state and national level. For related academic credit programs, see Early Childhood Development & Child Care.
Enjoy a rewarding career as a child care provider. Choose from child care certificate programs featuring courses meeting the Maryland State Department of Education, Office of Child Care and Maryland Child Care Credential Program requirements. 

Frederick County Public School students may receive free tuition through Dual Enrollment at FCC for all courses.  Fee and book scholarships may be available for select programs. Students should speak with their high school counselor first if they plan to enroll in an FCC workforce development course or program.


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Preschool and Childcare Center Directors
$47,310.00/yr • +8%*
Childcare Workers
$27,490.00/yr • +6%*
Preschool Teachers
$30,210.00/yr • +15%*
*Median pay, projected job growth or decline from 2014-2024. Data source: Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2016-17 Edition
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