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Training Sessions

All of our training are currently being held virtually via Zoom. Training sessions begin promptly; plan to arrive at least 5 minutes EARLY for the training. Sign-in will be allowed until 15 minutes after the start of the training; after 15 minutes you will not be permitted to join the training and this will be considered a "missed class".  Refunds or credits are not issued for a missed class.

A certificate will only be given for attending the entire training session/series (ex: if you leave early you will not receive a certificate). If you miss any part of a multi-part course, you will not receive a certificate.

All certificates will be emailed within 7-10 business days from the date of the training.

Training Format

Training sessions are recognized and approved by the Maryland State Department of Education - Office of Child Care (OCC). In accordance with COMAR, an assessment is given at all training sessions as required.  This may be in the form of an activity, group project, homework or written test.  A passing score on the assessment is required for successful completion of course and receipt of a Core of Knowledge certificate.

Certificates are sent by email within 10 business days of the training session unless otherwise noted by the trainer. Certificates are not awarded the same day as the training. Complete and accurate email addresses are required upon registration.

Beginning July 1 2018: There will be a processing fee of $10 for all duplicate certificate requests. Certificates are not emailed until payment is received.

Participants Only

Training sessions are designed for REGISTERED ADULTS only. Please make other arrangements for your children, so they will be safe and happy while you attend the training.

Cancellation Policies

Participant Cancellations: Training sessions are non-refundable. In the event a participant wishes to cancel registration, a credit for future training may be issued. Cancellations must be received 48 hours before the scheduled start time to be eligible for a credit.  The credit must be used within 6 months. If you would like to cancel a training, please send an email to

Missed training sessions will not be refunded or credited (including late arrivals or leaving early).

Inclement Weather Cancellations: Training sessions are cancelled if the public school system is closed due to inclement weather or if they cancel weekend/evening activities due to inclement weather or other emergencies. Participants will not be notified of cancellations due to inclement weather and check local closings.

For trainings at the Towson Office on Lasalle Rd - check Baltimore County Public Schools

Low Enrollment Cancellations: Training sessions may also be cancelled due to low enrollment or other administrative reasons. You will be notified by email if a class is cancelled due to these circumstances.

To find out if training is cancelled, email

In the event Abilities Network cancels a training session, we will reschedule or substitute the training.  If the training cannot be rescheduled, a substitution cannot be arranged, or if you are unable to attend the rescheduled training, you will receive a full refund.


Requesting a certificate from a training held before 2020:

Due to Covid-19, we have limited access to our files and will need additional time to process certificates prior to 2020. It will take between 2-4 weeks to process these certificates. We appreciate your patience during this time.

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Core Knowledge Training

The Child Resource Center offers the child care community a wide variety of Maryland State Department (MSDE) and Office of Child Care (OCC) approved trainings held in our training spaces. Child care providers and parents can choose from workshops in the areas of child development, curriculum, community, special needs, health and safety, and professionalism. 

Come join us and have fun as you meet the OCC training requirements for licensing or the Maryland Child Care Credentials!