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Training has been approved by the Maryland State Department of Education for clock hour requirements.
The Maryland approval code is CKO-2300.

Contact information:
Maryland State Department of Education
200 W Baltimore St
Baltimore, MD 21201
Phone: 410-767-0100

Training is accepted to fulfill Child Development Associate (CDA) Credential and credential renewal training requirements specified by the Council for Professional Recognition. Contact the CDA Council for remaining credential requirements. The CDA Council phone number is 800-424-4310.

As of 7/19/2018 MSDE Early Childhood Development will only issue Core of Knowledge credits for courses with a value of 2 hours or more. All 1 hour courses will be recognized as Continued Training.

As of 3/22/2019 MSDE will only accept either the 45 Infant and Toddler Pre-service course or the 90 Preschool Pre-service course, if both courses were purchased from Smart Horizons. Maryland licensing will no longer accept these programs in conjunction.

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Now Available! 45-hour Pre-service Training (Infant and Toddler Birth- 3 years of age Child Growth and Development)
This course consists of 45 hours of professional development and fulfills the Maryland pre-service requirement for child care providers that work in an infant and toddler child care setting in the category of Infant and Toddler Child Growth and Development. This course is designed for providers working with Infants and Toddlers ages Birth-3; It will not be accepted by licensing for preschool teachers.

As of 3/22/2019 MSDE will only accept either the 45 Infant and Toddler Pre-service course or the 90 Preschool Pre-service course, if both courses were purchased from Smart Horizons. Maryland licensing will no longer accept these programs in conjunction.

$269

90 Hour Pre-service Training (Preschool 3-5 years of age)
This course contains the 45-hour Pre-service Training (Preschool Child Growth and Development) and 45-hour Pre-service Training (Preschool Curriculum and Professional Resources) Which are sold separately below.

This course consists of 90 hours of professional development and fulfills the Maryland pre-service requirement for child care providers that work in a preschool child care setting. This course is designed for providers working with preschoolers ages 3-5; It will not be accepted by licensing for Infants and Toddlers teachers.

As of 3/22/2019 MSDE will only accept either the 45 Infant and Toddler Pre-service course or the 90 Preschool Pre-service course, if both courses were purchased from Smart Horizons. Maryland licensing will no longer accept these programs in conjunction.

$299

45-hour Pre-service Training (Preschool 3-5 years of age Child Growth and Development)
(Part 1 of 90 Hour Pre-service Training (Preschool) This course consists of 45 hours of professional development and fulfills the Maryland pre-service requirement for child care providers that work in a preschool child care setting in the category of Preschool Child Development. This course is designed for providers working with preschoolers ages 3-5; It will not be accepted by licensing for Infants and Toddlers teachers.

As of 3/22/2019 MSDE will only accept either the 45 Infant and Toddler Pre-service course or the 90 Preschool Pre-service course, if both courses were purchased from Smart Horizons. Maryland licensing will no longer accept these programs in conjunction.

$199

45-hour Pre-service Training (Preschool 3-5 years of age Curriculum and Professional Resources)
(Part 2 of 90 Hour Pre-service Training (Preschool) This course consists of 45 hours of professional development and fulfills the Maryland pre-service requirement for child care providers that work in a preschool child care setting in the category of Preschool Curriculum and Professional Resources. This course is designed for providers working with preschoolers ages 3-5; It will not be accepted by licensing for Infants and Toddlers teachers.

As of 3/22/2019 MSDE will only accept either the 45 Infant and Toddler Pre-service course or the 90 Preschool Pre-service course, if both courses were purchased from Smart Horizons. Maryland licensing will no longer accept these programs in conjunction.

$199

Family Provider Pre-service Training
This course consist of 24 hours of professional development and fulfills the Maryland pre-service requirement for child care providers that work in a home child care setting.

$159

Center Director Pre-service Training
This course consist of 45 hours of professional development and fulfills the Maryland Directors pre-service requirement for directors and administrators.

$199

9-Hour Communication Course
This course consist of 9 hours of professional development and fulfills the Maryland 9 Hour Communication course requirement.

$39
CDA Gold Standard
Smart Horizons was awarded the CDA Gold StandardSM following a quality review of their training and student services by the Council for Professional Recognition (the Council). The CDA Gold StandardSM is part of the Council's early childhood education effort to help CDA students find the high-quality training and student services they need in preparation for the CDA exam and a career as early childhood educators.
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Child Development Associate (CDA) Credential Training – Infant/Toddler
The Child Development Associate (CDA) Credential Training – Infant/Toddler program is designed for those individuals who are seeking a Child Development Associate (CDA) Credential in the Infant/Toddler setting. This program is designed to fulfill the 120 hours of professional development required by the Council for Professional Recognition. It consists of six instructional units aligned to the competencies and content areas required to obtain the National Child Development Associate (CDA) Credential. This program also meets the training requirements for the Florida Child Care Professional Credential.

$269

Child Development Associate (CDA) Credential Training – Family/Preschool
The Child Development Associate (CDA) Credential Training program is designed for those individuals who are seeking a Child Development Associate (CDA) Credential in the Preschool or Family Child Care setting. This program is designed to fulfill the 120 hours of professional development required by the Council for Professional Recognition. It consists of six instructional units aligned to the competencies and content areas required to obtain the National Child Development Associate (CDA) Credential. This program also meets the training requirements for the Florida Child Care Professional Credential.

$269

Child Development Associate (CDA) Credential Training – Spanish Version
Child Development Associate (CDA) Credential Training – Spanish Version program is designed for those individuals who are seeking a Child Development Associate (CDA) Credential. This program is designed to fulfill the 120 hours of professional development required by the Council for Professional Recognition in the Infant/Toddler, Preschool or Family Child Care setting. It consists of six instructional units aligned to the competencies and content areas required to obtain the Child Development Associate (CDA) Credential.

$269

Child Development Associate (CDA) Credential Training with Portfolio Assistance – Preschool
This program is designed for those individuals who are seeking a Child Development Associate (CDA) Credential in the Preschool setting. This program will fulfill the 120 hours of professional development required by The Council for Professional Recognition and assist step-by-step with the creation of the Professional Portfolio. This program consists of six instructional units aligned to the competencies and content areas required to obtain the National Child Development Associate (CDA) Credential.

$749

Child Development Associate (CDA) Credential Training with Portfolio Assistance – Infant/Toddler
This program is designed for those individuals who are seeking a Child Development Associate (CDA) Credential in the Infant/Toddler setting. This program will fulfill the 120 hours of professional development required by The Council for Professional Recognition and assist step-by-step with the creation of the Professional Portfolio. This program consists of six instructional units aligned to the competencies and content areas required to obtain the National Child Development Associate (CDA) Credential.

$749

Additional CDA Information:
For an overview of the CDA credentialing process, click here

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45 Hours CDA Credential Training Renewal
This program is designed for those individuals who are seeking to renew their Child Development Associate (CDA) Credential. This program will fulfill the 45 hours of professional development required by the Council for Professional Recognition to renew the CDA Credential. Lessons are aligned to the competencies and content areas required to renew the Child Development Associate (CDA) Credential.

$129

45 Hours CDA Credential Training Renewal (Spanish)
This program is designed for those individuals who are seeking to renew their Child Development Associate (CDA) Credential. This program will fulfill the 45 hours of professional development required by the Council for Professional Recognition to renew the CDA Credential. Lessons are aligned to the competencies and content areas required to renew the Child Development Associate (CDA) Credential

$129

CDA Renewal - Infant/Toddler
This program is designed for those individuals who are seeking to renew their Child Development Associate (CDA) Credential in the Infant/Toddler setting. This program will fulfill the 45 hours of professional development required by the Council for Professional Recognition to renew the CDA Credential. Lessons are aligned to the competencies and content areas required to renew the Child Development Associate (CDA) Credential.

$129

CDA Renewal - Infant/Toddler (Spanish)
This program is designed for those individuals who are seeking to renew their Child Development Associate (CDA) Credential in the Infant/Toddler setting. This program will fulfill the 45 hours of professional development required by the Council for Professional Recognition to renew the CDA Credential. Lessons are aligned to the competencies and content areas required to renew the Child Development Associate (CDA) Credential.

$129

CDA Renewal - Preschool
This program is designed for those individuals who are seeking to renew their Child Development Associate (CDA) Credential in the Preschool setting. This program will fulfill the 45 hours of professional development required by the Council for Professional Recognition to renew the CDA Credential. Lessons are aligned to the competencies and content areas required to renew the Child Development Associate (CDA) Credential.

$129

CDA Renewal - Preschool (Spanish)
This program is designed for those individuals who are seeking to renew their Child Development Associate (CDA) Credential in the Preschool setting. This program will fulfill the 45 hours of professional development required by the Council for Professional Recognition to renew the CDA Credential. Lessons are aligned to the competencies and content areas required to renew the Child Development Associate (CDA) Credential.

$129

CDA Renewal - Family Child Care
This program is designed for those individuals who are seeking to renew their Child Development Associate (CDA) Credential in the Family Child Care setting. This program will fulfill the 45 hours of professional development required by the Council for Professional Recognition to renew the CDA Credential. Lessons are aligned to the competencies and content areas required to renew the Child Development Associate (CDA) Credential.

$129

CDA Renewal - Family Child Care (Spanish)
This program is designed for those individuals who are seeking to renew their Child Development Associate (CDA) Credential in the Family Child Care setting. This program will fulfill the 45 hours of professional development required by the Council for Professional Recognition to renew the CDA Credential. Lessons are aligned to the competencies and content areas required to renew the Child Development Associate (CDA) Credential.

$129

To view the CDA Renewal process, click here

Product / Description Price

Professional Development (2 Hours)
2 Hours of training of your choice.

$19
Professional Development (3 Hours)
3 Hours of training of your choice.
$29
Professional Development (4 Hours)
4 Hours of training of your choice.
$39

Professional Development (5 Hours)
5 Hours of training of your choice.

$49

Professional Development (6 Hours)
6 Hours of training of your choice.

$58

Professional Development (7 Hours)
7 Hours of training of your choice.

$67

Professional Development (8 Hours)
8 Hours of training of your choice.

$75

Professional Development (10 Hours)
10 Hours of training of your choice.

$81

Professional Development (15 Hours)
15 Hours of training of your choice.

$97

Professional Development (20 Hours)
20 Hours of training of your choice.

$108

Professional Development (38 Hours)
38 Hours of training of your choice.

$153
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Center Based Annual Subscription up to 50 users
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$999

Center Based Annual Subscription up to 20 users
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$499

Center-based Annual Subscription up to 10 users
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$299

Center Based Annual Subscription additional user
This is used to add an additional student to the 20 or 50 user packages.
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$20