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Divisions > Early Childhood Development > Collaboration and Program Improvement
Statewide Training & Technical Assistance

Statewide training is accessible through these programs to provide training and technical assistance for child care providers with varying levels of experience, education, and training. Training is designed to meet the needs of both family child care providers and child care center staff at locations close to their communities. Training includes, but is not limited to, courses in child health and safety, child development, and courses related to children with special needs. Training opportunities are coordinated with the Office of Child Care's (OCC's) Maryland Child Care Credential Program.

The following is a list of organizations and institutions that are under contract with the Division of Early Childhood Development to provide statewide training for child care providers:
  • Maryland Committee for Children
  • Prince George's County Department of Family Services
  • Loyola College in Maryland Institute for Child Care Education
  • Maryland Public Television
  • Centro Familia (Institute for Family Development)
  • Friends of the Family
  • Rob Guttenberg
  • CKD Communications
  • Lifework Strategies

Contact Information
Linda Zang, Chief, Collaboration and Program Improvement Branch
Division of Early Childhood Development
Maryland State Department of Education
200 West Baltimore Street
Baltimore, MD 21201
Phone:  (410) 767-0140
Email:  lzang@msde.state.md.us
Rolf Grafwallner, Ph.D., Assistant State Superintendent
Division of Early Childhood Development
Maryland State Department of Education
200 West Baltimore Street
Baltimore, MD 21201
Phone:  410-767-0335
Email:  lscott@msde.state.md.us
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