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.
Office of Child Care Region 4 (Prince George's County)
Maryland State Department of Education
807 Brightseat Road
Landover, MD 20785
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Hours of Operation: Monday through Friday * 8:30 am - 5:00 pm -- Please call the "Main Office" if you have any questions and/or concerns.
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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 coursed, trainers and training organizations.
Region 4 - Upcoming Events and Other Information:
Each session is for the same time: 3:30 PM to 4:30 PM. The sessions are for ALL registered, license or letter of compliance providers, and we will conduct them via "hangout". We are requesting that providers submit their questions/inquiries 24 hours before the session. Email email@example.com.
- September 10, 2020
- September 24, 2020
- October 8, 2020
- October 22, 2020
- November 12, 2020
- December 3, 2020
Office of Child Care Prince George's Co. Orientations
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. The orientation session will be held virtual through google hangout temporarily until further notice. All participants are required to register at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please supply the office with the following information your name, orientation date, and which orientation you wish to attend, and your email address. All participants will receive an email invitation to attend the orientation on the following dates:
Family Child Care Orientation
- September 16, 2020
- October 14, 2020
- November 17, 2020
- December 15, 2020
Large Family Child Care Orientation
- September 15, 2020
- October 15, 2020
- November 18, 2020
- December 16, 2020
- September 17, 2020
- October 20, 2020
- November 19, 2020
- December 17, 2020
Please contact the Office of Child Care at 301-333-6940 to register to attend an orientation session the first week of the month you wish to attend.
NOTE: If Prince George’s County public schools are closed or opening 2 hours late due to bad weather the Orientation will not be conducted. Please listen to weather reports before attending.
**PLEASE PRINT OUT FAMILY CHILD CARE REGULATIONS AND BRING THE REGULATIONS WITH YOU. ALSO NO CHILDREN ALLOWED.
This is a forum that child care providers attend to receive updates, regulation reviews, and other pertinent information. The roundtable session will be held virtual through google meet/ hangout temporarily until further notice. All participants receive an invitation to attended.
November 4, 2020
November 5, 2020
REGULATION REVIEW TRAINING FOR NEW CENTER DIRECTORS (Directors Administration Training)
This training is offered by the office for new center directors. It is required by regulation COMAR 13A.16.06.05B(5) which states, “Within 6 months after the date of hire, complete a regulation training to the requirements of this subtitle that is conducted by the office, if hired on or after January 2009.”
All directors are welcome to attend. To register, contact your assigned Licensing Specialist by email. All DAT training will be held virtual though google meet/hangout.