Child Care Institute

The Loyola University Maryland’s Institute for Child Care Education was developed to offer courses for child care providers to meet the requirements of the Maryland State Department of Education. The courses integrate study of the growth and development of the child with methods and materials that are developmentally appropriate. Students engage in hands-on class activities and dialogue with the instructors, peers and subject matter experts.


The Institute offers two courses of study:  Pre-School Child Care and School-Age Child Care. Each course of study consists of two 45-hour segments. After completion each course, the student earns a certificate for 45 hours and 4.5 Continuing Education Units (CEUs.) from Loyola University Maryland.

School Age Child Care I (SACC I) is designed to be followed by SACC II. The two 45-hour courses will provide comprehensive training for professionals interested in working with school-age children in child care settings. After completion of both courses, students will be eligible for State Child Care certification and Continuing Education Units (CEUs). Upon successful completion of SACC I (45 hours), participants will be academically qualified as group leaders in school-age child care centers and be eligible for Level 2 of the Maryland Child Care Credential ($200 bonus).

Courses are offered in the fall, spring, and summer semesters. The dates and times are determined by the instructor.


The cost for each 45-hour segment is $200, plus a $25 registration fee.

For More Information

For more information on the Institute of Child Care Education, please contact:
Mary Hyman
Coordinator Science Education Program