Important Registration Policies

Training Sessions

Training sessions begin promptly; plan to arrive at least 15 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 receive a Certificate of Attendance only, and will not receive core of knowledge hours.

All training sessions end on time. Participants must ensure carpools; taxis and other modes of transportation are secured for prompt pick-up.  Upon completion of the training session, the training room and/or building is locked and secured.

Participants may not remain in the building. Neither Abilities Network, Child Resource Center staff nor its contractors are responsible for participants who remain outside the building once the building closes.

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.  Successful completion of course materials is considered a score of 70% or better on the assessment and will reflect a Core of Knowledge certificate.  A score of 69% and below on the certificate will reflect a Certificate of Attendance.   Both are recognized by OCC; however, only the Core of Knowledge certificate will count towards the Maryland Child Care Credential and specific training requirements set forth by OCC.

Certificates are sent by mail 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 mailing addresses are required in order to process and issue certificates in a timely manner.

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.


Training sessions are non-refundable. In the event a student wishes to cancel registration, a credit for future training may be issued. Cancellations must be received 48 hours before the scheduled start time.  If the participant requests that a credit be issued to attend a future training session, the credit will have to be used within 6 months of the cancelled training.

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

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

Class Cancellations

Training sessions are cancelled if Harford County Public Schools are closed due to inclement weather or if they cancel weekend/evening activities due to inclement weather or other emergency. 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. To find out if training is cancelled, call 443-761-0206.  In the event Abilities Network Child Resource Center 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.

Register for Training

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!

All trainings are open to the public and are approved by the Office of Child Care. Training certificates are issued for all trainings.

Funders and Partners

3103 Emmorton Rd. Suite B1
Abingdon, MD 21009

Monday - Friday 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
443-761-0206 |

3103 Emmorton Rd. Suite B1
Abingdon, MD 21009

Monday - Friday 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
443-761-0206 |