Hi everyone I've always wanted to become a Preschool teacher and I've recently started pursuing going to school to get my Early Childhood Education certificate as a starting point. So today I called my local community college and asked them how to go about getting it. They told me to take two classes, called "Maryland State Child Day Care Training Certification: Child Growth and Development, Part I" and "Maryland State Child Day Care Training Certification: Programs and Activities, Part II" So my question is... is the Early Childhood Education certificate just another way of saying Day Care Training Certificate? Are they the same thing or two different things??? Because I want to be able to work in a preschool setting, not just a daycare... I'd appreciate ANY feedback at all, I have to register for the class by June 5th so I need as much info as possible. Thanks everyone PS. I'm going to call the school again to ask them, just to be sure, but I thought I'd ask you guys for a second opinion.