Region 9 - Lower Shore Office (Somerset, Wicomico, and Worcester Counties)

Contact Information:

Office of Child Care Region 9 (Lower Shore Office)
Maryland State Department of Education
201 Baptist Street, Suite 32
Multi-Service Building, 2nd Floor
Salisbury, MD 21801
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Main office phone 410-713-3430
Office e-mail occ9wic.msde@maryland.gov
Office fax 410-713-3439

"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 License or Certificate of Registration - Click here

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

Lead Licensing Specialist

NAME TITLE TELEPHONE
Suzanne Ruark
Suzanne.Ruark@maryland.gov
Regional Manager 410-713-3430
Delphine Morris
Delphine.Morris@maryland.gov
Secretary 410-713-3430
Ursula Hastings
Ursula.Hastings@maryland.gov
Lead Worker 410-713-3430
Jacqueline Maull
Jacqueline.Maull@maryland.gov
Licensing Specialist 410-713-3430
Michelle Robbins
Michelle.Robbins@maryland.gov
Licensing Specialist 410-713-3430

Region 9 - Upcoming Events and Other Information

NEW PROVIDER ORIENTATION FOLLOW-UP SESSIONS

FAMILY CHILD CARE ORIENTATIONS are now on-line.  The New Provider Orientation Follow-Up sessions will be held on the Second Floor Conference Room (Room #2136) of the Multi-Service Center.  The Region 9 schedule for the year is as follows:

2017

Thursday, March 9, 2017, 9:30 A.M. – 12:30 P.M.                                                                                                                 

Thursday, June 8, 2017, 9:30 A.M. – 12:30 P.M.                                                                                                      

Thursday, August 3, 2017, 9:30 A.M. – 12:30 P.M.                                                                                                     

Thursday, November 16, 2017, 9:30 A.M. – 12:30 P.M.

2017

CENTER ORIENTATIONS are now on-line.  Please contact the Office at (410) 713-3430 to speak with a Licensing Specialist for follow-up and/or additional information.

2017

Nick Morris, Instructor, offers First Aid/CPR Sessions through the American Heart Association.  His sessions will be held in the First Floor Conference Room (Room #1149) of the Multi-Service Center.  Please contact Mr. Morris at (410) 430-2923 for cost and to register for these sessions.  His schedule is as follows:

Wednesday, January 11, 2017, 8:45 A.M. – 3:00 P.M.                                                                                                      

Wednesday, February 8, 2017, 8:45 A.M. – 3:00 P.M.                                                                                                

Wednesday, March 8, 2017, 8:45 A.M. – 3:00 P.M.                                                                                                             

Wednesday, April 5, 2017, 8:45 A.M. – 3:00 P.M.                                                                                                               

Wednesday, May 10, 2017, 8:45 A.M. – 3:00 P.M.                                                                                                            

Wednesday, June 14, 2017, 8:45 A.M. – 3:00 P.M.                                                                                                           

Wednesday, July 5, 2017, 8:45 A.M. – 3:00 P.M.                                                                                                               

Wednesday, August 9, 2017, 8:45 A.M. – 3:00 P.M.                                                                                                         

Wednesday, September 6, 2017, 8:45 A.M. – 3:00 P.M.                                                                                 

Wednesday, October 11, 2017, 8:45 A.M. – 3:00 P.M.                                                                                                        

Wednesday, November 15, 2017, 8:45 A.M. – 3:00 P.M.        

HELPFUL NUMBERS

  • Lower Shore Child Care Resource Center:                                                                                           

            LOCATE Line – 1.877.261.0060                                                                                                                 

            Monday - Friday, 9:30 A.M. – 3:30 P.M.                                                                                                                

            Office Line – 410.543.6650                          

  • State Fire Marshal (Somerset & Wicomico Counties):  410.713.3780
  • Worcester County Fire Marshal:  410.632.5666
  • Health Department (Environmental Health Unit):

           Somerset – 410.651.5600                                                                                                                             

           Wicomico - 410.546.4446                                                                                                                               

           Worcester - 410.632.1220

  • Permits, Planning, and Zoning:

           Call OCC @ 410.713.3430 for the phone number of the county or city office in which you reside.                   

  • Wor-Wic Community College:   410.334.2815
  • Nick Morris:  410.430.2923 – First Aid/CPR – American Heart Association