Region 2 - Baltimore City

Contact Information:

Office of Child Care Region 2 (Baltimore City)
Maryland State Department of Education
2700 N. Charles Street
Suite 203  
Baltimore, MD 21218
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Main office phone 410-554-8315
Office e-mail occ2bci.msde@maryland.gov
Office fax 410-554-8320

"Anyone who is interested in starting a child care business in a home or center is required to complete an on-line Orientation on a computer.  This is the very first step to getting a child care center license or a large family or family child care registration.  (Click here to go to the Orientation page)"

To obtain required “local permits” for a child care center license or family child care registration -Click Here .

For Provider Training (Pre-Service and Continuing) - please click here to find MSDE-approved training courses, trainers and training organizations.

 
NAME TITLE TELEPHONE
Wallace, Loretta
loretta.wallace@maryland.gov
Regional Manager 410-554-8316
Bryant, Sandra
sandra.bryant@maryland.gov
Office Secretary 410-554-8315
Henson, Danielle
danielle.henson@maryland.gov
Licensing Supervisor 410-554-8311
Roberson, Paulette
paulette.roberson@maryland.gov
Licensing Supervisor 410-554-8319
Brydie, Kim
kim.brydie@maryland.gov
Licensing Specialist 410-554-8326
Buchanan, Novania
novania.buchanan@maryland.gov
Licensing Specialist 410-554-8301
Johnson, Lovia
lovia.johnson@maryland.gov
Licensing Specialist 410-554-8308
Quinn, Tiara
tiara.quinn@maryland.gov
Licensing Specialist 410-554-8324
Smith-Simpson, Kenyatta
kenyatta.smith-simpson@maryland.gov
Licensing Specialist 410-554-8307
Vacant
 
Licensing Specialist 410-554-8323
Tracey, Mary
mary.tracey@maryland.gov
Licensing Specialist 410-554-8305
Walker, Teffina
teffina.walker@maryland.gov
Licensing Specialist 410-554-8306
Warren, Crystal
crystal.warren@maryland.gov
Licensing Specialist 410-554-8322
Watson, Susan
susan.Watson@maryland.gov
Licensing Specialist 410-554-8309
Young, Michelle
michelle.young@maryland.gov
Licensing Specialist 410-554-8325

Region 2 - Upcoming Events and Other Information

 

OCC-Sponsored Training

Family Child Care Provider Roundtables

Meetings will be held at Ray of Hope Baptist Church, 3000 Parkside Drive, Baltimore, Maryland 21214 from 10:00 am to 12:00 pm on the following dates:  

  • September 10, 2016
  • November 19, 2016

The meetings are open to all child care providers and are free of charge. 

Child Care Center Administrative Training

Child Care Center Administrative training will be held at the Baltimore City Office of Child Care, 2700 North Charles Street, Suite 203, Baltimore, Maryland 21218 from 10:00 am to 1:00 pm on the following dates:

May 12, 2016
July 14, 2016
September 15, 2016
November 17, 2016

Administrative training is available for all child care center directors and owner/operators to review child care center regulations and administrative responsibilities.  Please call 410-554-8315 to register.  

Helpful Phone Numbers

Please call Child Care Locate at 1-877-261-0600 if you in need assistance in locating child care.

Please call the Baltimore City Child Care Resource Center at 410-685-5150 if you are in need of technical assistance.

Baltimore City Department of Social Services Child Protective Services - 410-361-2235

 

 

To Apply for a Criminal Background Check

Effective April 15, 2012, the FBI moved to an all-electronic criminal background check (CBC) application process and is no longer accepting hard-copy fingerprint cards.  Because the Maryland Criminal Justice Information System (CJIS) follows FBI guidelines, the use of hard-copy CBC applications at the State level are also being phased out as of that date. Instead, all CBC applicants are being encouraged to submit their applications electronically. However, hard-copy applications are still being accepted by CJIS if electronic submission is not possible. Click here for a list of State-approved private electronic fingerprinting services and State-operated electronic fingerprinting locations. Electronic applications may also be submitted through many State and local police agencies. Child care programs that have their own State-certified electronic fingerprinting equipment and operators may continue to submit CBC applications.  When submitting your CBC request, you must include the appropriate OCC Regional Office authorization number.  Click here for additional information about the criminal background requirements and process.

Online Licensing Inspection Results

Visit the Office of Child Care's online child care licensing inspection results site – www.CheckCCMD.org! The site offers detailed compliance findings from child care licensing inspections conducted since January 2011. The site may also be used to find licensed child care programs and providers, and to link to a wide variety of information about early care and education in Maryland.

To File a Complaint

If you believe a particular child care program is in violation of State child care licensing laws or regulations, you may file an official complaint against that program.  To file a complaint, contact the Regional Licensing Office covering the county where the program is located. Complaints may be filed in person, or by telephone, or in writing by e-mail, fax, or letter.  Anonymous complaints are accepted, so complainants do not need to identify themselves. Each complaint is investigated by the Regional Licensing Office.  Upon completion of the investigation, a report of findings is created. This report is available upon request if the investigation confirms that the violation occurred, or if it cannot be determined whether or not the violation occurred.


Medication Administration Training for Child Care Providers

The Medication Administration Training (MAT) is a pre-service training required for individuals seeking to acquire a Child Care Center License or a Family Child Care Registration in Maryland.  MAT is provided by licensed Maryland Registered Nurses who have completed Medication Administration Trainer training and are apporved by the Nurse Consultant in the Office of Child Care's Licensing Branch.  MAT is a six (6) hour training conducted in a classroom setting with theory and practice.  A certificate is awarded upon completetion of the course in addition to passing content and skill tests.  

Need to find a MAT trainer in your area?  Click here

Registered Nurses interested in becoming a MAT Trainer? Click here

For more information about the MAT course or training, contact the Nurse Consultant at 410-767-1853


The Family Child Care Provider Grant Program

The Family Child Care Provider Grant Program (FCCPGP) exists to help registered family child care providers offset some of the costs of opening their child care programs. For information about the FCCPGP, click here.


Click here to access the Maryland Sex Offenders Registry (SOCEM), which is maintained by the Maryland Department of Public Safety and Correctional Services. In addition to providing detailed offender information, the site carries "amber alerts" for abducted children and an information/resource section for parents and educators on preventing and combating youth gangs.


Click here for the Maryland Judiciary Case Search service, which provides free public access to the Maryland District Court and Circuit Court Case Management System. District Court criminal, civil, and traffic case records and Circuit Court criminal and civil case records are available. The amount of historical data may vary by jurisdiction.