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 at least March 27, 2020.
Office of Child Care Region 3 (Baltimore County Office)
Maryland State Department of Education
409 Washington Avenue
Towson, MD 21204-4907
|Main office phone||410-583-6200|
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 face-to-face 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 HereFor Provider Training (Pre-Service and Continuing) - please click here to find MSDE-approved training courses, trainers and training organizations.
Region 3 - Regional Office Sponsored Training
All orientations begin at 1:00 pm and run until 4:00 pm
As a new applicant, you are required to attend an orientation session offered by the Office of Child Care (OCC) before the OCC can conduct an initial inspection of your home. Please be advised that all orientations are at 1:00 pm. Those arriving after 1:00 pm and/or those arriving with children will not be admitted. You must sign up for an orientation meeting first by calling 410-583-6200. The orientations will be held on the following dates:
FAMILY CHILD CARE ORIENTATION DATES
- MONDAY, JANUARY 13TH (CLOSED)
- TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 11TH (CLOSED)
- TUESDAY, MARCH 10TH
TUESDAY, APRIL 14TH(Canceled due to Coronavirus)
- TUESDAY, JUNE 9TH
CENTER/ LOC/ (LARGE FAMILY) CHILD CARE ORIENTATION DATES
- THURSDAY, JANUARY 23RD (CLOSED)
- THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 20TH (CLOSED)
THURSDAY, MARCH 19TH(Canceled due to Coronavirus) THURSDAY, APRIL 23RD(Canceled due to Coronavirus) THURSDAY, MAY 21ST(Canceled due to Coronavirus)
- THURSDAY, JUNE 25TH
FAMILY CHILD CARE ROUNDTABLE DATES
TO BE DETERMINED
CENTER ROUNDTABLE DATES
TO BE DETERMINED
DIRECTOR'S REGULATION REVIEW TRAINING DATES
(Call to reserve; space is limited)
- MONDAY, FEBRUARY 3RD
MONDAY, MAY 4TH(Canceled due to Coronavirus)
- MONDAY, AUGUST 3RD
- MONDAY, NOVEMBER 2ND
This training is required for any Director hired after January 1, 2009. It must be taken within 6 months of the hire date. Directors who would like a "refresher" session may also attend. Registration is required. Please call 410-583-6200 to register.