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Partnering with parents, early childhood professionals, employers and the whole community to help give children a strong start

A program providing comprehensive solutions for new and existing early childhood professionals offered at low or no cost. Child Care Choices works to ensure that children have developmentally appropriate learning environments and that early childhood educators have the resources and support they need to ensure each child’s success. We work with parents and educators when children display behavioral issues in preschool or child care and provide resources, events and workshops and activities to educate and engage families, early childhood educators and children.

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Our Professional Staff Can Help Early Childhood Educators and Child Care Providers:

Training and Professional Development—for all of your professional development needs, we offer training at our site, your site, and online

Technical Assistance and Business Solutions—whether it’s a quick question or support in achieving your long term goals, our knowledgeable staff is available to assist you

Resource Room and Library—library materials and equipment available for use in your business

Frequently Requested Information and Resources

Partnerships for Emotionally Resilient Kids (PERKS)—need help with behavioral issues in children 0-5 in an early education environment

LOCATE: Child Care—promote your business or search for regulated child care

Growing Opportunities for Family Child Care (GOFCC)—a unique program which provides intense and targeted training, coaching, and resources to support interested individuals in opening a family child care business

The Child Care Choices, a program of the Mental Health Association, is a member of the Maryland Child Care Resource Network with funding from the Maryland State Department of Education through Maryland Family Network.


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