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
2700 N. Charles Street
Suite 203  
Baltimore, MD 21218
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Main office phone 410-554-8315
Office e-mail
Office fax 410-554-8320

Anyone who is interested in starting a child care business in a home or center is required to take the face-to-face orientation training. Please contact the Office of Child Care Regional Licensing Office to schedule the Orientation Training.

To prepare for your orientation session, you may wish to view the on-line orientation preview. This does not replace the orientation session you are required to attend at your regional Office of Child Care. ​ (Click here to go to the Orientation page)

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.

Tsigounis, Sherry
Regional Manager 410-554-8316
Abrams, Kay
Office Secretary 410-554-8315
Van Horn, Allison
Licensing Supervisor 410-554-8311
Roberson, Paulette
Licensing Supervisor 410-554-8319
Vacant Licensing Specialist 410-554-8308
Morton, Ginnea
Licensing Specialist 410-554-8323
Vacant Licensing Specialist 410-554-8309
Noakes, Nia
Licensing Specialist 410-554-8310
Quinn, Tiara
Licensing Specialist 410-554-8324
Tracey, Mary
Licensing Specialist 410-554-8305
Walker, Teffina
Licensing Specialist 410-554-8306
Warren, Crystal
Licensing Specialist 410-554-8322
Woodard, Jennifer
Licensing Specialist 410-554-8307
Young, Michelle
Licensing Specialist 410-554-8325

Region 2 - 2020 Upcoming Events and Other Information

Family Child Care Orientation  

Date Monday, September 14th  

Time 10 am - 1pm

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Date Monday, September 28th ​ 

Time 10 am - 1pm

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Child Care Center Orientation  

Date Monday, September 21st 

Time 10 am - 1pm

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Preschool Director Regulation Review  

Date Monday, August 10th 

Time 10 am - 1pm

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Family Child Care Information Session 

Dates: Wednesdays

  • September 16th
  • September 30th 
  • October 14th 

Time: 1 - 2 pm

  • Join online:
  • Join by phone: ‪ +1 513-818-1677‬ PIN: ‪498 845 576‬#

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Child Care Center Information Session 

Date Wednesdays

  • August 26th
  • September 9th 
  • September 23rd
  • October 7th 

 Time 1-2 pm

  • Join online:
  • Join by phone: +1 470-466-0205‬ PIN: ‪654 001 634‬#

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Orientations: These are all through Google Hangout


Orientations and Roundtables

  1. Center Roundtable October 3, 2020- Helping Children Cope - Region 2 Office
  2. Family Roundtable  October 31, 2010 -Helping Children Cope- Region 2 Office

The meetings are open to all child care providers and are free of charge. Email 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, 2700 North Charles Street, Suite 203, Baltimore, Maryland 21218 from 10:00 am to 1:00 pm.

Administrative training is available for all child care center directors and owner/operators to review child care center regulations and administrative responsibilities.  Please call 410-554-8315 to register.  

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 –! 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.