Family Child Care Registration Manual

The Family Child Care Registration Manual (Manual) is used as a reference for Office of Child Care (OCC) licensing staff, registered family child care    providers, and for those who apply to become family child care providers.  The Manual primarily provides assistance in interpreting and applying Code of  Maryland Regulation (COMAR) requirements when child care facilities are inspected for compliance by licensing staff.  By providing a comprehensive set  of interpretive guidelines, the Manual enables family child care providers to achieve and maintain compliance, and enables licensing staff to assess  provider compliance in a consistent and equitable manner. 

Chapters .01-.15 of the Family Child Care Manual, are listed below.  For your convenience, the “Title Page and Master Table of Contents” contain a Title Page, an Introduction, and Table of Contents for all chapters.  This is useful when assembling the chapters together in a notebook or other type of binder.

Title Page and Master Table of Contents
01 Scope and Definitions
02 Registration Application and Maintenances
03 Management and Administration
04 Operational Requirements
05 Home Environment and Equipment
06 Provider Requirements
07 Child Protection
08 Child Supervision
09 Program Requirements
10 Child Safety
11 Health
12 Nutrition
13 Inspections, Complaints and Enforcement
14 Administrative Hearing
15 Public Access to Licensing Records