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

CCCPDF applicants must meet the following requirements to receive funds (COMAR 13A.14.09):

  • 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

Learn more here.