This course is recommended for administrators and directors to operate a licensed childcare facility in Maryland. Course content includes Maryland COMAR, regulations for centers, indoor/outdoor compliance standards, insurance, and guidance on interviewing and retaining staff. Topics also include the role of leadership, budgeting, recordkeeping, staff management and development, food service, marketing, quality assessment tools and operating requirements. This course fulfills the requirement for 45 hours of administrative training for child care center directors. The course is instructor-facilitated and self-paced. Instructors will grade assignments and schedule bi-weekly video sessions. All course requirements must be met before a certificate will be awarded. 
(The required textbook for this course is, “The Child Care Director’s Complete Guide”, by Christine Schmidt – 1st Edition 2017. It is available from Amazon.com, RedLeafPress.org and AbesBooks.com. Purchase the book before starting the course.)