The Division of Early Childhood supports and oversees all aspects of early care and education in the state of Maryland. Learn more about licensing regulations, child care credentialing, Maryland EXCELS, subsidy and more by accessing this link: https://earlychildhood.marylandpublicschools.org/
Montgomery County Child Care Resource & Referral Center. (MCCCR&RC)
A division of MSDE, this center is ever ready to help. Their mission is to build a successful and knowledgeable child care work force. Their diverse and multi-lingual team will be with you each step of the way as you grow, learn, meet licensing requirements and pursue state and national standards. If you are looking to open your own family child care, this is the place to refer. You can access them online here; www.montgomerycountymd.gov/mcccrrc
This is an MSDE program. Maryland Excels is an immensely useful accreditation for achieving high standards in family child care and very much in demand with parents looking for a high quality child care for their child. Go to www.marylandexcels.com for more information.
Maryland State Family Child Care Association
This is your state family child care association providing learning opportunities, networking and representing us in legislative meetings, work groups and advocacy for the child care profession. FCCAMC members automatically become members of MSFCCA and enjoy all benefits. Visit: https://www.facebook.com/msfcca.
The national membership association dedicated to family child care. For networking, professional development, accreditation and advocacy. Access them on Facebook and online at www.nafcc.org.
MSDE has published a helpful guide for the Credentialing Branch Workforce Develpoment Programe. A useful source of information for our daycare providers.
MARYLAND WOMEN’S BUSINESS CENTER
This is a helpful organization for women to start, sustain & grow their businesses. They help entrepreneurs think through the many steps and options for starting a new business. Childcare providers can find free resources. Go to https://marylandwbc.org/
Here is a useful guide for operating a licensed child care. Go to the URL below;
Some Useful Numbers
|MSDE OCC Region-V||(240)-314-1400|
|Child Care Food Program||(301) 284-4938|
|Child Care Health Nurse||(240) 777-3128|
|Child Link||(240) 777-4769|
|Fire Marshall||(240) 777-2457|
|Child Welfare Services||(240) 777-3500|
|Maryland family Network||(410) 659-3500|
|MD Poison Center||(800) 222-1222|
|MC Commission on Child Care||(240) 777-4659|