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 12 (Frederick County)
Maryland State Department of Education
5303 Spectrum Drive, Suite G
Frederick, MD 21703
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|Main office phone||301-696-9766|
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 here .
For Provider Training (Pre-Service and Continuing) - please click here to find MSDE-approved training courses, trainers and training organizations.
|Licensing Specialist Supervisor||301-696-9766 - ext. 5|
|Licensing Specialist||301-696-9766 - ext. 2|
|Licensing Specialist||301-696-9766 - ext. 9|
|Licensing Specialist||301-696-9766 - ext. 7|
Upcoming Events and Other Information
Child Care Center Orientation
Child Care Center Orientation will be offered in person on the following dates from 9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. as follows:
January 21, 2020
March 17, 2020 (Cancelled due to Coronavirus)
May 19, 2020
July 21, 2020
September 15, 2020
November 17, 2020
January 19, 2021
March 16, 2021
May 18, 2021
July 20, 2021
Director Regulation Review Training
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. Please call 301-696-9766 or email OCC12Fred.firstname.lastname@example.org to register.
All session are from 9:30 am - 12:30 pm.
January 28, 2020
April 28, 2020
July 28, 2020
October 27, 2020
January 26, 2021
April 27, 2021
July 27, 2021
Family Child Care Orientation
Family Child Care Orientation will be offered in person on the following dates from 9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. as follows:
November 12, 2019
December 10, 2019
January 14, 2020
February 11, 2020
March 10, 2020
April 14, 2020
May 12, 2020
June 9, 2020
July 14, 2020
August 11, 2020
September 8, 2020
October 13, 2020
November 10, 2020
December 8, 2020
January 12, 2021
February 9, 2021
March 9, 2021
Please contact the office at 301-696-9766 to register for the orientation.
Large Family Child Care Home Orientation - scheduled as needed
Please contact the office at 301-696-9766 to register for the orientations. All trainings are located at the Frederick County Office of Child Care unless otherwise notified.
February 12, 2020
May 13, 2020
August 12, 2020
November 18, 2020
For Training: Search the Statewide Training Clearinghouse on Maryland Family Network's website: http://www.marylandfamilynetwork.org/training/for-child-care-providers/