2019-2020 Professional Development Calendar:
  • Thursday, September 19, 2019: "OCC Licensing Updates" - 2 hr. COK training workshop + "CJIS SAM Portal" - 2 PAUs awarded, 9:30 AM-12:30 PM, held at 1401 Rockville Pike, Lobby Level, Training Rooms 1002-1006.

  • Thursday, October 17, 2019:"Making a Difference for Young Children: Public Policy Advocacy" - 3 hr. COK training workshop, 9:30 AM-12:30 PM, held at 1401 Rockville Pike, Lobby Level, Training Rooms 1002-1006. 

  • Thursday, November 21, 2019: Directors' Consortium, "What's the Ask?," getting ready for Annapolis Night, 9:30 AM-12:30 PM, held at 1401 Rockville Pike, Lobby Level, Training Rooms 1002-1006.  2 PAUs awarded.

  • Friday, December 13, 2019: Directors All-Day Training with Ms. Jacky Howell - 5 hr. COK training workshop, 8:30 AM-3:30 PM. Continental breakfast and buffet lunch included. Separate registration.  Location: Hilton Hotel Gaithersburg.



What We Do

About OCCD

E-mail us today at occdmd@gmail.com with questions.

Organization of Child Care Directors

of Montgomery County, Maryland

Here's what we offer:
  • Networking opportunities
  • Professional Development Training Workshops
  • Social Events
  • Advocacy
  • Information Clearinghouse
  • Leadership in the field of Early Care and Learning at the local and state levels

The Organization of Child Care Directors (OCCD) is the only organization that understands what a child care administrator's job is really like! Why? We have all experienced the day-to- day trials and tribulations of working in the child care profession. OCCD is dedicated to providing training and support to those who administer children’s programs. Our general membership meetings, special events and training workshops are designed to meet the needs and interests of those in our unique profession.

Our diverse membership of over 155 individuals includes Directors, Assistant Directors, and Administrators from Nursery Schools, Head Start Programs, Child Care Centers, School-Age Programs, and Businesses. Members represent a variety of agencies: non-profit, for profit, church/synagogue based, franchise, government, public and private. This diversity adds to the wealth of knowledge and expertise shared among our members and is a benefit to us all.