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Child Care Career and Professional Development Fund (CCCPDF) Enrollment is Now Open

The Child Care Career and Professional Development Fund (CCCPDF) is a tuition assistance program for child care providers to obtain a college education at participating colleges/universities in Maryland. Funding is available for child care providers to earn a college degree in the following areas:

Early Childhood Education
Child Development
Elementary Education
Special Education
The fund does not reimburse participants as the payments are made directly to the college or university. MSDE will notify applicants of whether or not they have received fund approval.

CCCPDF applicants must:
-Participate in the Maryland Child Care Credential Program at Level Two or higher
-Work in a licensed child care center or be a registered family child care provider in Maryland and work at least 10 hours per week
-Fulfill entrance requirements at the participating college of your choice
-Have at least one year of documented experience working with groups of children in an approved setting
-Maintain employment in child care in Maryland while participating in the Program
-Participate in professional development
-Agree to complete the child care service requirement in Maryland for at least 10 hours per week after completion of the degree and/or withdrawal from the fund
-Maintain at least a 2.50 cumulative GPA from the point of first entering the Program

Courses are offered at Coppin State University.


For more information, contact Lorraine Cornish-Harrison at or call 410.951.3071