MD Core of Knowledge Areas Child Development

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Maryland Core of Knowledge Areas

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Biting Hurts!

  • 2 hrs in Child Development

Block Play

  • 1.5 hrs in Child Development
  • 1.5 hrs in Curriculum

Challenging Behavior: Positive Guidance in Child Care

  • 6 hrs in Child Development

Child Development and Guidance

  • 14 hrs in Child Development
  • 6 hrs in Curriculum

Days with Toddlers: Curriculum Planning for Ages 12–36 Months

  • 5 hrs in Child Development
  • 5 hrs in Curriculum

Great Beginnings

  • 5 hrs in Child Development
  • 3 hrs in Health, Safety, and Nutrition

Infants in Child Care

  • 10 hrs in Child Development
  • 6 hrs in Curriculum
  • 4 hrs in Health, Safety, and Nutrition

Making Learning Fun

  • 4 hrs in Child Development
  • 12 hrs in Curriculum

Many Ways to Learn

  • 4 hrs in Child Development
  • 8 hrs in Curriculum

Music and Movement

  • 1.5 hrs in Child Development
  • 1.5 hrs in Curriculum

Nurturing Children's Self-Esteem

  • 16 hrs in Child Development
  • 4 hrs in Curriculum

Observing, Recording, and Assessing Children's Development

  • 6 hrs in Child Development
  • 4 hrs in Curriculum

Preschoolers in Child Care

  • 12 hrs in Child Development
  • 4 hrs in Curriculum
  • 4 hrs in Health, Safety, and Nutrition

Principles of Child Development and Learning

  • 6 hrs in Child Development
  • 4 hrs in Curriculum

Social-Emotional Development in Young Children

  • 3 hrs in Child Development

Toddlers in Child Care

  • 11 hrs in Child Development
  • 5 hrs in Curriculum
  • 3 hrs in Health, Safety, and Nutrition
  • 1 hr in Community

Toilet Learning

  • 2 hrs in Child Development

Block Play

  • 1.5 hrs in Curriculum
  • 1.5 hrs in Child Development
Child Development and Guidance
  • 6 hrs in Curriculum
  • 14 hrs in Child Development
Creating Schedules and Routines
  • 4 hrs in Curriculum

Days with Toddlers: Curriculum Planning for Ages 12–36 Months

  • 5 hrs in Curriculum
  • 5 hrs in Child Development
The Early Childhood Professional
  • 3 hrs in Curriculum
  • 3 hrs in Community
  • 10 hrs in Professionalism
Infants in Child Care
  • 6 hrs in Curriculum
  • 10 hrs in Child Development
  • 4 hrs in Health, Safety, and Nutrition
Making Learning Fun
  • 12 hrs in Curriculum
  • 4 hrs in Child Development
Many Ways to Learn
  • 8 hrs in Curriculum
  • 4 hrs in Child Development

Music and Movement

  • 1.5 hrs in Curriculum
  • 1.5 hrs in Child Development
Nurturing Children's Self-Esteem
  • 4 hrs in Curriculum
  • 16 hrs in Child Development
Observing, Recording, and Assessing Children's Development
  • 4 hrs in Curriculum
  • 6 hrs in Child Development
Preschoolers in Child Care
  • 4 hrs in Curriculum
  • 12 hrs in Child Development
  • 4 hrs in Health, Safety, and Nutrition
Principles of Child Development and Learning
  • 4 hrs in Curriculum
  • 6 hrs in Child Development
Toddlers in Child Care
  • 5 hrs in Curriculum
  • 11 hrs in Child Development
  • 3 hrs in Health, Safety, and Nutrition
  • 1 hr in Community
Child Abuse and Neglect: A Caregiver’s Guide to Adverse Childhood Experiences
  • 5 hrs in Health, Safety, and Nutrition
Fun and Fitness: Addressing Childhood Obesity
  • 2 hrs in Health, Safety, and Nutrition
Great Beginnings: An Introduction to Child Care
  • 3 hrs in Health, Safety, and Nutrition
  • 5 hrs in Child Development
Infants in Child Care
  • 4 hrs in Health, Safety, and Nutrition
  • 10 hrs in Child Development
  • 6 hrs in Curriculum
Keeping Infants Safe
  • 3 hrs in Health, Safety, and Nutrition
Lead Safety in Child Care
  • 2 hrs in Health, Safety, and Nutrition
Managing Health and Safety in Child Care
  • 12 hrs in Health, Safety, and Nutrition
Medication Procedures in Child Care
  • 2 hrs in Health, Safety, and Nutrition
Preschoolers in Child Care
  • 4 hrs in Health, Safety, and Nutrition
  • 12 hrs in Child Development
  • 4 hrs in Curriculum
Safe Baby, Safe Child
  • 5 hrs in Health, Safety, and Nutrition
Safe Environments in Child Care
  • 5 hrs in Health, Safety, and Nutrition
Sanitation for Disease Prevention in Early Childhood Programs
  • 4 hrs in Health, Safety, and Nutrition
  • 1 hr in Professionalism
Sun Safety
  • 2 hrs in Health, Safety, and Nutrition
Toddlers in Child Care
  • 3 hrs in Health, Safety, and Nutrition
  • 11 hrs in Child Development
  • 5 hrs in Curriculum
  • 1 hr in Community
Transportation Safety
  • 2 hrs in Health, Safety, and Nutrition
The Early Childhood Professional
  • 10 hrs in Professionalism
  • 3 hrs in Curriculum
  • 3 hrs in Community
First Steps in Child Care: An Orientation
  • 2 hrs in Professionalism
  • 1 hr in Community
Making Learning Fun
  • 4 hrs in Professionalism
  • 4 hrs in Child Development
  • 12 hrs in Curriculum
Parents and Child Care
  • 6 hrs in Professionalism
  • 14 hrs in Community
Sanitation for Disease Prevention in Early Childhood Programs
  • 1 hr in Professionalism
  • 4 hrs in Health, Safety, and Nutrition
Supporting Breastfeeding in Child Care
  • 1 hr in Professionalism
  • 1 hr in Community
The Early Childhood Professional
  • 3 hrs in Community
  • 3 hrs in Curriculum
  • 10 hrs in Professionalism
First Steps in Child Care: An Orientation
  • 1 hr in Community
  • 2 hrs in Professionalism
Parents and Child Care
  • 14 hrs in Community
  • 6 hrs in Professionalism
Supporting Breastfeeding in Child Care
  • 1 hr in Community
  • 1 hr in Professionalism
Toddlers in Child Care
  • 1 hr in Community
  • 11 hrs in Child Development
  • 5 hrs in Curriculum
  • 3 hrs in Health, Safety, and Nutrition
Understanding Each Other: Communicating with Families, Staff and Your Community
  • 9 hrs in Community