Licensing News & Updates

Child care providers, operators, and other consumers, need to know when updates are made to Licensing publications, forms, regulations, and other information as quickly as possible.  Updates and other useful information that child care providers, operators, and other consumers may need are listed on this page and easily accessed by clicking on the document.  The documents listed are in date order and will remain on this page for 90 days from the date noted.

02/15/2017 Posted - Safe Sleep Practices and Swaddling in Child Care - Provides information on the prevention of "Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS)" and "safe sleep practices" to use in child care.

01/19/2017 Posted - Operating a Child Care Facility Using a "Doing Business As" Name - This unique name is commonly know as the DBA - "Doing Business As" name and it is a legal requirement in Maryland when conducting business in any other name instead of your legal name.

01/10/2017 Revised - The Large Family Child Care Home Manual - Created as a resource for interpreting and applying Code of Maryland Regulations (COMAR) requirements for Large Family Child Care Homes.    

12/8/2016 Revised - The Letter of Compliance Manual - Created as a resource for interpreting and applying Code of Maryland Regulations (COMAR) requirements for issuing Child Care - Letters of Compliance

12/6/16 Posted - Change with the Acceptable Form of Payments for Fingerprinting Services - Effective Monday, December 12, 2016, CJIS will no longer accept money orders.

11/16/16 Revised - The Family Child Care Registration Manual - Created as a resource for interpreting and applying Code of Maryland Regulations (COMAR) requirements for Family Child Care Homes.