College of Southern Maryland
8730 Mitchell Road
PO Box 910
La Plata, MD 20646-0910
Please be advised that the Interactive PDF versions of the continuing education schedules are for reference only and do not reflect course availability or cancellations. For the most up-to-date information about course availability, please use Online Services.
CSM is an approved continuing education and training agency for early childhood courses. Those seeking to become child care providers can take the courses they need to become certified by the Maryland State Department of Education. CSM offers a variety of courses and two training conferences per year to help child care providers meet and keep their state requirements. Early Childhood Training Conferences offer child care professionals that ability to register for the day or for a couple of short courses. Choose the training that meets your particular needs.
Parents are also welcome to register-many of the courses offer valuable information. Topics are offered in the following knowledge areas: Adult/Infant/Child CPR, Child Development, Basic First Aid, Curriculum Development, Behavior Management, Communication, Health, Safety and Nutrition, and Special Needs.
The Maryland State Department of Education (MSDE) and the Office of Child Care (OCC) have implemented changes to both pre-service and continued training requirements for family child care providers and center staff in the State of Maryland effective July 1, 2010.
Kelly Winters, MSN, RN, CPP
Course Manager - Youth
For a complete listing of courses that CSM offers, please refer to the Continuing Education Schedule of Classes.