The Division of Early Childhood Office of Child Care supports and oversees all aspects of early education and childcare in the state of Maryland. Learn more about licensing regulations, child care credentialing, Maryland EXCELS, child care subsidy, and more on the Office of Child Care website.
Montgomery County Child Care Support Services (CCSS)
A division of MSDE, this center is ever ready to help. Their mission is to build a successful and knowledgeable child care workforce. 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. Access CCSS Services for Providers here.
This is an MSDE program. Maryland Excels is a beneficial accreditation for achieving high standards in family child care and is very much in demand with parents looking for 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 is dedicated to family child care. For networking, professional development, accreditation, and advocacy. Access them on Facebook and online at www.nafcc.org.
MSDE Credentialing Program
MSDE has published a helpful guide for the Credentialing Branch Workforce Development Program. A useful source of information for our daycare providers.
Click here to download: https://mscca.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/05/The-Credentialing-Branch-Workforce-Development-Programs-Application-Submission-Guide.pdf
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 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|