Region 2 - Baltimore City

In response to the Governor's recent mandate for state employees to telework, the Office of Child Care (OCC) will be open to the public by appointment only, beginning March 16, 2020 until further notice. 

Contact Information:

Office of Child Care Region 2 (Baltimore City)
Maryland State Department of Education
Temporary "MAIL ONLY "Address
409 Washington Avenue, Suite LL8  
Towson, MD  21204
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Main office phone 410-583-6201
Office e-mail occ2bci.msde@maryland.gov
Office fax  

Individuals who are interested in finding out about opening a child care center or providing child care in your home should complete the on-line orientations found on the WEBSITES listed below.   

Once you have completed the on-line orientation, please submit an application, for family child care, or a notice of intent to open a child care center. 

You may submit the form to the office, either by:

Email:  occ2bci.msde@maryland.gov

Or mail your application to the following address NOTE: Temporary "MAIL ONLY "Address

Office of Child Care Region 2 (Baltimore City)
Maryland State Department of Education
409 Washington Avenue, Suite LL8  
Towson, MD  21204

Once the office receives your application you will receive an email with an invitation to attend a virtual face to face orientation and an acknowledgement letter.

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
Van Horn, Allison
allison.vanhorn@maryland.gov
Regional Manager 410-583-6201
Abrams, Kay
kay.abrams@maryland.gov
Office Secretary  
Urban, Sarah
sarah.urban@maryland.gov
Licensing Supervisor  
Roberson, Paulette
paulette.roberson@maryland.gov
Licensing Supervisor  
Vacant Licensing Specialist  
Morton, Ginnea
ginnea.morton1@maryland.gov
Licensing Specialist  
Reed, Dannise
Dannise.Reed@maryland.gov
Licensing Specialist  
Noakes, Nia
nia.noakes1@maryland.gov
Licensing Specialist  
Quinn, Tiara
tiara.quinn@maryland.gov
Licensing Specialist  
Tracey, Mary
mary.tracey@maryland.gov
Licensing Specialist  
Walker, Teffina
teffina.walker@maryland.gov
Licensing Specialist  
Warren, Crystal
crystal.warren@maryland.gov
Licensing Specialist  
Jordan, Yasmeen
yasmeen.jordan@maryland.gov 
Licensing Specialist Trainee  
Cahlink-Seidler,Nancy
nancy.cahlink-seidler@maryland.gov 
Licensing Specialist Trainee  
Young, Michelle
michelle.young@maryland.gov
Licensing Specialist  

Region 2 - 2020 Upcoming Events and Other Information

Family Child Care Orientation  

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Time 10 am - 1pm

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Child Care Center Orientation  

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Time 10 am - 1pm

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Preschool Director Regulation Review  

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Orientations and Roundtables

The meetings are open to all child care providers and are free of charge. Email occ2bci.msde@maryland.gov for more info or to register.

OCC-Sponsored Training

Child Care Center Administrative Training

Child Care Center Administrative training will be held at the Baltimore City Office of Child Care.

Administrative training is available for all child care center directors and owner/operators to review child care center regulations and administrative responsibilities.  

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. 

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.