LOCATE: Child Care-a free child care referral service for families looking for child care

LOCATE: Child Care offers personalized assistance by telephone Monday through Friday 8:30 am to 4:30 pm. You can also access a web-based version of the search database anytime. To reach LOCATE: Child Care, call 1-877-261-0060 or follow one of the links below.


The LOCATE: Child Care service and the search for afterschool programs are provided by Maryland Family Network.  The following links will direct you to an external site.

Search for Regulated Child Care

Search for After School Programs

If you have a complaint regarding a child care program or provider, please contact your local Office of Child Care at 301-696-9766 (Frederick) or 410-549-6489 (Carroll), or call Child Care Choices at 301-662-4549. For a copy of the LOCATE: Child Care Complaint Policy, please click here.

Providers and Educators

Promote your business through LOCATE: Child Care by making sure that your information is accurate and complete.  The following links will take to to the Maryland Family Network’s site where you can complete a questionnaire online or print out a blank form.

Online Questionnaire-Family Child Care

Online Questionnaire-Group Programs (Centers, School-Age Programs, Preschools)

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