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Maryland & Lillio Academy

Can I use Lillio Academy for PD hours in Maryland?

Yes! Lillio Academy is an approved organization by the Maryland State Department of Education, Office of Child Care, and the Workforce Advancement Branch as an MSDE-approved training organization. Lillio Academy’s approval numbers are CKO-160909 and CTO-160910. Academy meets the requirements for COMAR 13A.14.08 “Training Approval.”

Please Note: All Webinars and Lillio Basic Courses must NOT be submitted to your registry. They do not meet specific learning requirements for the state and will not be accepted if submitted.

Courses currently pending approval in Maryland:

  • None at this time

Sign up for Lillio Academy to complete your professional development hours at your convenience! You can work at your own pace from wherever you want. Once you complete a course, you can download your certificate! Your attendance will be submitted to The Maryland State Department of Education.

Maryland Child Care Training Requirements:

All directors, employees, operators, providers, and substitutes working in child care homes, large family child care homes, and child care facilities/centers must complete 12 clock hours (1.2 CEUs) of training.

The Maryland Department of Education requires that all childcare providers complete a minimum of 6 out of their 12 required clock hours of continued training in any of the following core knowledge areas:

  • Child Development

  • Curriculum

  • Health, Safety, and Nutrition

  • Special Needs

  • Professionalism

  • Community

Click here to learn more about the courses Lillio Academy offers covering required training topics!  

Is there funding available for Lillio Academy in Maryland? 

The Maryland Reimbursement Program is designed to assist child care professionals participating in the Maryland Child Care Credential Program at Level Two or higher with the costs of training for professional development.

An application for training reimbursement can be submitted for the following:

  • Approved Core of Knowledge Training (Note: training must be a minimum of 2 clock hours)

  • Pre-Service training

  • Registration at statewide and national childcare conferences

  • Approved College Coursework

During a 12-month period, participants are eligible for up to $400 to pay toward the cost of core knowledge training. The fund is used to reimburse providers for expenses necessary to achieve or maintain compliance with the requirements of COMAR 13A.15. Lillio Academy is an MSDE-approved training organization in compliance with COMAR 13A.14.08. Our training counts towards licensing and accreditation requirements in Maryland, and those eligible may receive full reimbursement for using the platform. 

All Lillio Courses are eligible for funding through The Maryland Reimbursement Program. Click here for Maryland One Stop-Application for Training Reimbursement.

Opening a facility or beginning work in the childcare field:

If you are interested in opening a child care program or working in the child care field, please contact your state licensing agency for your state's specific requirements, rules and regulations. Maryland’s licensing website can be found here.

Last Updated: May 2024

Though Lillio attempts to maintain accurate and up-to-date information, educators are individually responsible for understanding the submission and approval process of all professional development and licensing work in their state.

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