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

Out of caution for the health and welfare of staff and clients, BCCCRC offices at The Family Tree remain closed until further notice.

BCCCRC Staff is 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.

At this time face-to-face training classes are not being held. A full schedule of classes are being offered remotely on the Zoom platform. Updated schedule of classes will be posted on routinely 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:

Special Announcement: Exciting new training opportunity available for infant and toddler caregivers.

Infant-toddler educators have one of the most important jobs in the world, but they often lack the practical resources to support them. The ZERO TO THREE Critical Competencies for Infant-Toddler Educators™ competency model defines the specific knowledge and practices required for infant-toddler educators to be successful now, to support the future of our children. Baltimore City Child Care Resource Center in partnership with Howard County Resource and Referral Center will be offering the 45 hour class beginning in January 2021. If you are interested in learning more about the training please contact Jennifer Lentz at jlentz@familytreemd.org.

December 2020 Virtual Training Schedule

Register on-line.

Mindfulness and Yoga for Young Children and Adults

Yoga is a great way to reduce stress and get fit! In this workshop participants will learn mindfulness strategies that they can practice with the children in their care. They will also learn about the benefits of yoga and ideas for implementing yoga into their own programs.

COK: 2 hours Child Development, 1 hour Professionalism

Date: Wednesday, December 2

Time: 6:00-9:00 pm

Cost: $20.00; Must pre-register

Story Stretchers for Infants and Toddlers

Infants and toddlers are naturally curious about the world around them; children’s literature is a great tool to enhance this curiosity. In this workshop we will look at various children’s books and extension activities to help our youngest learners gain a better understanding of the story.

COK: 2 hours Curriculum

Date: Thursday, December 3

Time: 6:00-8:00 pm

Cost: $20.00; Must pre-register

Creating a Language Rich Environment

Language plays a key role in our ability to function within our environments.  Participants will learn ways to foster language skills in the children they work with and how to identify when there is a possible delay.     

COK: 3 hours Curriculum

Date: Saturday, December 5

Time: 9:00 am-12:00 pm

Cost: $20.00; Must pre-register

The Next Step in Emergency Preparedness (NEW)

This training session will help childcare providers understand the importance of an annual evaluation and update of their emergency and disaster preparedness plans.  The session will  provide information and resources  to help providers review and update their emergency preparedness plans and develop and implement scenarios to be practice.   

COK: 3 hours Health, Safety, Nutrition

Date: Wednesday, December 9

Time: 6:00-9:00 pm

Cost: $20.00; Must pre-register

 

Early Childhood and Social Emotional Health (NEW)

This training will outline the importance and identify social emotional skills in the context of positive relationships.  Participants will learn concrete strategies to build positive relationships with children and families.  Participants will learn how to communicate effectively with small children in a positive and developmentally appropriate manner about challenging behaviors and the importance of staying safe with practices to prevent Germs from spreading.

COK: 3 hours Child Development

Date: Thursday, December 10

Time: 6:00-9:00 pm

Cost: $20.00; Must pre-register

 

Baby Picasso: Process Art Experiences for Infants and Toddlers (NEW)

Art is more than just a fun activity for infants and toddlers. When little ones engage in process art, they are strengthening many developmental skills. This workshop looks at the differences between Process Art and Arts & Crafts Projects. It focuses on the importance of letting little one’s experience process and how this art form can support all domains of learning.

COK: 3 hours Curriculum

Date: Saturday, December 12

Time: 9:00 am-12:00 pm

Cost: $20.00; Must pre-register

 

Medication Administration

In this class, led by a Child Care Nurse Consultant, participants will learn basic information about administering medication to infant, toddlers, and pre-school children. This class fulfills the MSDE/OCC requirement.

COK: 6 hours Health, Safety and Nutrition

Date: Saturday, December 12

Time: 9:00 am-3:30 pm

Cost: $60.00; Must pre-register

IMPORTANT: This class will be held at the Julie Community Center, 100 S. Washington Street, 21231.  Bring a bag lunch.

 

 So What are PAU’s and How Do I Get Them? (NEW)

Participation in activities that contribute to the professional growth and career development are important to maintain a high level of professionalism. In this workshop we will take a look at professional activities and how they can be applied to the MD Child Care Credentialing program.

COK: 2 hours Community

Date: Wednesday, December 16

Time: 6:00-8:00 pm

Cost: $20.00; Must pre-register

What Happened to Our World? Helping Children Cope

Adults largely set the emotional landscape for children.  Children depend on us to be strong, to know what is happening and to guide them through turbulent times.  Learn ideas and language for responding to children’s questions and reactions during these times.

COK: 2 hours Community

Date: Thursday, December 17

Time: 6:00-8:00 pm

Cost: $20.00; Must pre-register

Parent Involvement +Family Engagement = Success

Understanding the importance of building strong partnerships with families is essential to providing quality childcare. Relationships built on trust and respect are the cornerstones that allow children and adults to thrive in a caring community. In this workshop you will identify parent involvement and family engagement practices and the benefits for the child, family and provider/teacher.

COK: 2 hours Professionalism

Date: Saturday, December 19

Time: 9:00-11:00 am

Cost: $20.00; 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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