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Article - Education


    (a)    There is a Maryland Child Care Credential Program.

    (b)    An individual may apply to the Office for a staff credential, including a child development associate credential, or an administrator credential under this subsection.

    (c)    If a person pursues, obtains, or already holds an Office–approved credential, the Office may award to the individual:

        (1)    An achievement bonus;

        (2)    A training reimbursement; or

        (3)    A training voucher.

    (d)    (1)    The Governor shall appropriate $4,000,000 for the program for fiscal year 2021.

        (2)    For each of fiscal years 2022 through 2024, funding for the program shall increase by 10% over the prior fiscal year.

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