Region 10 - Southern Maryland Office (Calvert, Charles, and St. Mary's Counties)

Contact Information:

Office of Child Care Region 10 - Southern Maryland Office (Calvert, Charles, and St. Mary's Counties)
Maryland State Department of Education
41670 Courthouse Drive
P.O. Box 1709
Leonardtown, MD 20650
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Main office phone 301-475-3770
​Toll free 1-800-874-6797
Office e-mail
Office fax 301-475-4017

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.

Copsey, Susan
Regional Manager 301-475-3770
Clements, Caty
Secretary 301-475-3770
Pratt, Jo
Secretary 301-475-3770
Spahn, Mitzie
Licensing Supervisor 301-475-3770
Hodkiewicz, Janet
Lead Licensing Specialist 301-475-3770
Robertson, Joy
Lead Licensing Specialist 301-475-3770
Alpert, Julie
Licensing Specialist 301-475-3770
Beacham, Theresa
Licensing Specialist 301-475-3770
Diaduk, Tina
Licensing Specialist 301-475-3770
Farr, Amy
Licensing Specialist 301-475-3770
McCauley, Kim
Licensing Specialist 301-475-3770
Modlin, Stacy
Licensing Specialist 301-475-3770
Serman, Debbie
Licensing Specialist 301-475-3770
Shirley, Deborah
Licensing Specialist 301-475-3770
Quible, Thea
Quality Assurance Specialist 410-573-9523

Upcoming Events and Other Information:



This is a forum that child care providers attend to receive updates, regulation reviews, and other pertinent information.  

Upcoming Roundtables - (Please "click" the name of each topic for additional information about the roundtable or event.)

Topic: “Lead Poisoning, Asthma Friendly Child Care, and Excels Additional Achievements”

Date:  Wednesday, May 24, 2017
Time:  5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Location:  Charlotte Hall Library - 37600 New Market Road - Charlotte Hall, Maryland 20622
To pre-register call: (301) 475-3770 or 1 (800) 874-6797

Child Care Center Director Regulation Training – This training is offered by the office for new Directors.  It is required by regulation COMAR 13A.16.06.05B(5) which states, “Within 6 months after date if hire, complete a regulation training to the requirements of this subtitle that is conducted by the office, if hired on or after January 2009.” All directors are welcome to attend. To pre-register, please call (301) 475-3770 or 1 (800) 874-6797.


Wednesday, January 4, 2017  -  (9:30 a.m to 12:30 p.m.)

Wednesday, April 5, 2017  -  (9:30 a.m to 12:30 p.m.)

Wednesday, July 12, 2017 -  (9:30 a.m to 12:30 p.m.)

Wednesday, October 18, 2017 -  (9:30 a.m to 12:30 p.m.)


Office of Child Care Region 10
Olde Town Professional Centre
41670 Courthouse Drive
Leonardtown, MD 20650

Special Notice to Parents and Providers

Maryland's Child Passenger Safety Law was changed effective October 1, 2012.  Under this change, every child under 8 years old must ride in an appropriate child restraint unless the child is 4 feet, 9 inches or taller. Every child from 8 to 16 years old who is not secured in a child restraint must be secured in a vehicle seat belt. If you would like to learn more about this law, or would like information on selecting or using child restraints, please call Maryland Kids in Safety Seats (Maryland KISS) at 410-767-6016 or log on to

Helpful Numbers

The Promise Resource Center
Office Line - 866-290-0040
Local Line - 301-290-0040
FAX Line - 301-290-0050

Department of Social Services
Calvert - 443-550-6900
Charles - 301-392-6400
St. Mary's - 240-895-7000

Child and Adult Care Food Program
Southern Maryland
Toll-free 1 800-477-3993 ext.5040

Family Child Care Associations
Calvert - 410-535-3749, Bonnie Drayer, President
Charles - 301-392-3481, Wendy Dingus, President 
St. Mary's - 301-737-5439, Sharon Hamlet, President

Child Care Center Association Group

National Association for the Education of Young Children