Resources and Information

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Regional Office of Child Care

Carroll County Office of Child Care     

Frederick County Office of Child Care

Western Maryland Office of Child Care (Allegany, Garrett, and Washington Counties)

Transition Forms for Children Entering Kindergarten

Carroll County Public Schools Transition Form

Frederick County Public Schools Transition Form

Frederick County Public Schools Transition Form (Spanish)

Demographic and Trend Reports

Maryland State Report – 2022 Child Care Demographics

Carroll County Report – 2022 Child Care Demographics

Frederick County Report – 2022 Child Care Demographics

Allegany County Report – 2022 Child Care Demographics

Garrett County Report – 2022 Child Care Demographics

Washington County Report – 2022 Child Care Demographics

Trends in Child Care

MD State Department of Education Links and Forms

Child Care Career & Professional Development Fund 

Child Care Licensing Forms

Child Care Quality Incentive Grant Program 

Child Care Scholarship Program (parent and provider resources pages) 

Division of Early Childhood

Maryland EXCELS (parent and provider resources pages) 

Maryland EXCELS Toolkit 

Maryland Families Engage (parent and provider resources pages)

Maryland Program Accreditation

MSDE Early Childhood COVID-19 Updates

MSDE Impact Newsletter

Office of Child Care: Licensing Branch

Resource Documents 

The Maryland Child Care Credential

The Family Child Care Provider Direct Grant Program

Training Vouchers and Reimbursement

Training Voucher Application Online FormPDF
Training Reimbursement Application Online FormPDF
Professional Activity Unit (PAU) Approval Form Online Form | PDF

Other Resources

Carroll County Family Child Care Association

CDA Grant Program

Child Care Aware of America

Family Child Care Association of Frederick County

Maryland AEYC

Maryland Child Care Resource Network

Maryland Child Care Resource Network Complaint Policy

Maryland Family Network

Maryland State Child Care Association

Maryland State Family Child Care Association

National Association for the Education for Young Children (NAEYC)

National Association of Family Child Care

The Family Child Care Alliance of Maryland

Ready at Five

Zero to Three



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