If you want to save time and complete the intake form before talking to a LOCATE counselor, submit the parent intake form online.
In Baltimore, the lack of access to affordable, quality child care has created daycare deserts, communities with too few child care spaces to meet needs, or no authorized providers.Maryland EXCELS is the state's quality rating and improvement system that rates child care and early education according to nationally recognized quality standards and best practices. The BCCCRC provides high-quality technical assistance and training on a wide variety of topics to help early care and education providers and others expand their knowledge about child development and best practices for caring for young children. Some families find care for their children through resources such as newspapers, bulletin boards, friends and neighbors.
The Office of Child Care disclaims responsibility for any errors or omissions in the information in the compliance record. The City of Baltimore Child Care Resource Center is a member of the Maryland Child Care Resource Network and has funding provided by the Maryland State Department of Education, through the Maryland Family Network. While these resources can lead to satisfactory results, if you use them, first determine if the child care provider has the approval of the MSDE Office of Child Care. The Maryland Family Network helps young children in Maryland and their families by providing family support and child care resource centers and doing advocacy work in Annapolis and Washington.
The BCCCRC helps parents seeking child care services, provides training and technical assistance to child care professionals, and helps employers interested in helping their employees balance work and family life. Maryland EXCELS offers an online tool to help you find quality child care centers, child care programs for school-age children, family child care homes, and public pre-K centers. Once you, as a parent, family member, or guardian, have identified what you are looking for from a child care provider, it's time to talk on the phone or computer and find providers who can meet your needs. If you're concerned about your young child's development, behavior, or interaction with peers, or if your child has struggled in a group setting, the Early Intervention Project can help with free on-site consultations and support for young children in day care or day care.
Maryland Child Care Scholarship Program The Maryland Child Care Scholarship Program provides assistance with child care costs to eligible families. A referral specialist will help you identify child care options based on your family's specific needs. Baltimore City Child Care Resource Center: The official Facebook site of the City of Baltimore Child Care Resource Center.