This course will prepare you for a position in a child care center or preschool. This certification course satisfies the curriculum half of the MSDE requirement of 90 hours of training for child care teachers and directors working with preschoolers. Basic concepts of curriculum planning and implementation for children three to five years old are introduced. Topics include: teaching strategies, environment design, and implementation of best practices in early childhood education. You must successfully complete all course requirements to receive a certificate. Aligns with MD Staff Credential levels 2-4. (The course text materials are included within the course.) The course start date is November 6, 2021. The cost of the course is $249.00.