Chesapeake College Childcare Exchange


To promote the availability of quality child care and family focused services in the area.

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Chesapeake College provides professional development to improve the ability of child care professionals to deliver quality early learning opportunities to all children. All courses are provided through Chesapeake College’s Division of Continuing Education and Workforce Training and can range from workshops that are three to five hours to longer course (45 clock hours) that certify providers to hold specific positions in a child care center or family child care home.  The staff in the CE child care department can also provide Information about: program accreditation, credentialing, assistance with enrolling and moving up in the EXCELS program, accessing MSDE training and program start-up vouchers, program start up, and classroom management and LOCATE:  Child Care a service that assists parents to find child care.

Chesapeake College also manages other child and family focused grants to include the following: 

Project Right Steps is a free service that addresses the needs of child care providers and parents that are dealing with children (0-5) with challenging behaviors. Project Right Steps is designed to support changes in the child’s behavior through the specialist’s work with both the child care provider and the family. Contact Denise Taylor-Turner at 410-822-5400 ext 2321 or email at

The Child Care Career and Professional Development Fund provides scholarship funds for qualified child care providers who are seeking their Associate Degree in Early Childhood, Education or Special Needs. (credit classes) The grant provides a counselor who can assist providers who are approved by MSDE to receive the scholarship funds.

Hours of Operation

8:30 am – 5:00 pm


Free or low cost

Areas Served

Caroline, Dorchester, Kent, Queen Anne, and Talbot Counties

Categories: Education