Baltimore City Child Care Resource Center

Baltimore City Child Care Resource Center (BCCCRC) serves as the hub for issues relating to the care and education of young children in the City of Baltimore. BCCCRC is a member agency of the Maryland Child Care Resource Network, and serves parents, child care providers, the business community and others who are interested in early care and education. BCCCRC is committed to providing leadership and services to improve the quality, accessibility and affordability of child care in Baltimore City.

IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT REGARDING COVID-19

Per the directive from Governor Hogan, BCCCRC offices at The Family Tree will be closed until further notice.

BCCCRC Staff is still available, working remotely from home, Monday through Friday, 8:30am to 4:30pm. Staff can be reached by email, and telephone messages left on office phones will still be delivered to each staff member via email.

Per the directive from MSDE, all face-to-face training classes have been cancelled until further notice. In response, classes have been moved to a remote online learning platform. Classes will be posted on the BCCCRC web site, on the BCCCRC Facebook page, and through email blasts.

Important information is posted on the BCCCRC Facebook page daily. Please be sure to “like” the BCCCRC page and check regularly to receive up to date information.

We are all here to assist you through this crisis. Do not hesitate to reach out to any staff member during the coming days and weeks:

 October 2020 Virtual Training Schedule

Register for two classes and take two classes for the price of one! When registering on-line, complete the registration for the first class paying the fee and send an e-mail to Jennell Bailey, jbailey@familytreemd.org indicating the second class, and Jennell will register you at no charge! 


Family Child Care Pre-service Module 4 – Special Needs

This workshop will cover basic information regarding inclusive child care; the ADA requirements; and health, behavioral, and developmental issues and concerns.

Topic:4 hours Special Needs

Date: Tuesday, October 6 & Thursday, October 8

Time: 10pm – 12pm

Fee$20, must pre-register 

Including All Children and the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)

This class fulfills the MSDE requirement for all child care professionals.

Topic: Special Needs

Date: October 7

Time6pm – 9pm 

Fee$15, must pre-register 

Bottoms Up! Tummy Time Fun

Tummy time is easy to implement in any child care setting and is critically important to supporting healthy infant development and preventing a number of infant disorders. Knowing about the importance of tummy time and how it can be implemented throughout the day, teachers can incorporate prone positioning in their classrooms and conversations with parents which in turn will help with the growth and development of infants.

Topic: Child Development

Date: October 10

Time: 9am – 12pm 

Fee$15, must pre-register 

Family Child Care Pre-service Module 5 – Professionalism

 This workshop will give participants the opportunity to explore and understand the importance of specific concepts and practices that will lay the foundation for a successful program including: supervision, abuse & neglect, appropriate guidance, record keeping, marketing, contracts, policies & procedures, and developing handbooks.

Topic: 4 hours Professionalism

Date: Tuesday, October 13 & Thursday, October 15

 Time: 10am – 12pm 

Fee$20, must pre-register

Understanding Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder

This workshop will give participants the opportunity to explore and understand the importance of specific concepts and practices that will lay the foundation for a successful program including: supervision, abuse & neglect, appropriate guidance, record keeping, marketing, contracts, policies & procedures, and developing handbooks.

Topic: 4 hours Professionalism

Date: October 14

 Time: 6pm – 9pm 

Fee$15, must pre-register 

Time for Referral: Tips for Talking with Families

You’ve completed the developmental screenings on the children in your care-now what? It is always best practice to discuss score results, whether or not there are concerns, with the child’s parents to learn about the child’s development and promote healthy behavior and development. This workshop will give providers strategies for talking with parents especially if there are concerns about a child’s development and/or the need for a referral.

Topic: Community

Date: October 17

 Time: 9am – 11am 

Fee$15, must pre-register 

Family Child Care Pre-service Module 6 – Community

This workshop will focus on the importance of developing and maintaining relationships with children, families, and the larger community.

Topic: 4 Hours Community

Date: Tuesday, October 20 & Thursday, October 22

 Time: 10am – 12am 

Fee$20, must pre-register 

Math and Science Board Books for Babies

Infants and toddlers are naturally curious about the world around them. They can begin to develop an understanding of pre-math and pre-science skills with the help of board books.

Topic: Curriculum

Date: October 21

 Time: 6pm – 8pm 

Fee$15, must pre-register 

 Managing Stress at Any Age

This training is designed to increase participants’ knowledge of stress and how to manage its symptoms.  This training introduces participants to “good” and “bad” stress as well as other types of stress such as acute stress and post traumatic stress disorder, and participants will learn initial signs and symptoms of each type of stress.  The participants will also be able to examine the similarities and differences of stress in infants, toddlers, preschool children, school-aged children, adolescents and adults.

Topic: 2 hours Health, Safety, and Nutrition; 1 hour Professionalism

Date: October 24

 Time: 9am – 12am 

Fee$15, must pre-register

 Treat Yourself!

This training addresses the importance of self-care for teachers and administrators.  Through self-reflective, hands-on activities and experiences, teachers will explore and increase their familiarity with best practices in self-care, including breathing techniques, using mantras, getting enough rest, and feeling gratitude.  Providers and administrators will create a plan to increase the use of self-care strategies in their program.

Topic: 2 hours Health, Safety, and Nutrition; 1 hour Professionalism

Date: October 28

 Time: 6pm – 8pm 

Fee$15, must pre-register

 Activities for the Culturally Diverse Classroom

This training will teach participants important implications for early childhood education and how they should develop clear objectives/goals for their instruction in order to select the best activities for children from culturally diverse backgrounds. This training will also teach participants how they can embrace the philosophy of lifelong learning regarding different cultures in order to improve their ethos in the support for diversity.

Topic1 hour Child Development, 2 hours Curriculum

Date: October 31

 Time: 9am – 12pm 

Fee$15, must pre-register

 

 

BCCCRC Programs

Training & Technical Assistance for Providers

BCCCRC provides technical assistance and high quality training on a wide variety of topics to assist early care and education providers and others in expanding their knowledge of child development and best practices for caring for young children. The Training Department offers 2-hour to 6-hour workshops, series trainings, and pre-service certificate trainings all of which meet the Office of Child Care’s regulation requirements as well as Core of Knowledge for the Maryland Child Care Credential.

Technical assistance, information, and expert advice are provided to current and prospective child care providers in both family and center based programs.

Early Intervention Project

Providing social/emotional support to Baltimore City pre-school children in child care settings. If you are concerned about your young child’s development, behavior, interaction with peers, or If your child has experienced difficulties in a group setting, the Early Intervention Project can help with free on-site consultation and support for young children in child care or nursery school settings.

Resources For Families & Parents

LOCATE Child Care

Selecting child care is an important decision for you and your child. The quality of care, cost and convenience of location will have a big impact on your lives. LOCATE: Child Care is a free phone service that can help you find child care that fills your needs. LOCATE can also help you find Head Start and Early Head Start programs, private nursery school and kindergarten programs, public pre-k programs, school age programs and summer camps.

LOCATE: Child Care Hours
Monday through Friday
8:30 am – 4:00 pm
Call LOCATE: Child Care at 1-877-261-0060

If you would like to save time and complete the intake form prior to talking with a LOCATE counselor, download the Parent’ Intake Form.

If at any time during your child care search or after making child care arrangements, you should have concerns regarding your child’s care, you can always call LOCATE: Child Care and speak with a referral counselor. If your concern is based on a regulatory issue, you can call the Office of Child Care at 410-554-8300 and describe your complaint to a licensing specialist or a LOCATE counselor can take the complaint and forward it to the Office of Child Care for you. For more information please review the LOCATE: Child Care Complaint Policy.

Special Needs Services

Do you have a child with a special need? Do you need child care?

LOCATE: Child Care can help you find care that meets your child’s needs!

More Resources for Providers

Online Trainings

Great news….the 90-Hour Pre-service Training (Preschool) is now available through the eLearning platform. Go to the ONLINE CHILD CARE PROFESSIONAL EDUCATION CENTER for registration information and to see all the available high quality eLearning options available.

LOCATE for Providers

LOCATE: Child Care is one (but not the only) tool that providers can use to market their programs. Program records that are complete and accurate help counselors serve the needs of parents best and help us to refer your program to parents looking for services you provide.

Maryland Family Network’s LOCATE: Child Care is a comprehensive directory of child care offerings throughout the state. Because parents regularly visit this site to make informed decisions about child care, it is critically important that information be accurate and updated. The more complete your listing is, the better MFN can help parents find and choose your child care program.

Please review and, if necessary, update your record today.

Click to update your Child Care Provider Record

 

 

About BCCCRC

MISSION

BCCCRC helps parents who are looking for child care, provides training and technical assistance for child care professionals, and assists employers interested in helping their employees to balance work and family life. BCCCRC is Quality Assured by Child Care Aware America.

STAFF

Administration

  • Nancy Pelton, Director
  • Jennell Bailey, Administrative Assistant

Training and Technical Assistance

  • Jennifer Lentz, Professional Development Coordinator
  • Suzanne Funk, Early Childhood Mental Health Consultant
  • Tova Hoicowitz, Early Childhood Mental Health Consultant
  • Sue Penix, Infant Toddler/Capacity Building Coordinator
  • Carol Powers, Technical Assistance Coordinator

Hours:
Monday – Friday, 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Address:
The Family Tree
2108 N Charles St.
Baltimore, Maryland 21218

Google Maps Directions

Contact Us:
Phone: 410-889-2300
Fax: 410-637-8385
Email: childcare@bcccrc.org

The Baltimore City Child Care Resource Center is a member of the Maryland Child Care Resource Network with funding provided from the Maryland State Department of Education, through Maryland Family Network.

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