From our partners at Montgomery College:

Friendly reminder that the Child Care Career and Professional Development Fund is not open yet. The CCCPDF will open towards the end of November or beginning of December (this is the way it has been for many years–not new). As per MSDE Office, they are not accepting applications YET since the deadline to apply is March 1, 2020 (the Fund will be applied to August 2020).

As a reminder, the CCCPDF is through the colleges and/or universities ONLY! Those interested can only apply through the CCCPDF College Coordinator located at the college or university. Please ensure that you are contacting the CCCPDF College Coordinator for ANY information to avoid misinformation being circulated. At Montgomery College, the CCCPDF Coordinator is me, Professor Sonia Pruneda-Hernandez.

Those interested in applying can begin preparing by:
• Applying to MC credit side (do so now, the $25 application fee is being waived online)
o https://www.montgomerycollege.edu/

• Ensuring you are Credentialed at a Level 2 or higher (must have unexpired Certificate).
• Setting December 5 at 7:00 pm on your calendar for the first information session at Montgomery College Rockville Campus.
o We will have MSDE Specialists in attendance to support prospective students as well.
• Ensuring you contact Professor Pruneda-Hernandez at sonia.pruneda-hernandez@montgomerycollege.edu for ANY questions with the CCCPDF and set up an appointment to develop an academic plan.

Feel free to email me with any questions,

Professor Sonia Pruneda-Hernandez, M.S.Ed.
Director of Early Childhood Education Initiatives
240-762-0154 (cell)