In response to the Governor's recent mandate for state employees to telework, the Office of Child Care (OCC), is currently closed to the public. Further contact information is available on our website at https://earlychildhood.marylandpublicschools.org/.
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|
FCPS Early Childhood Department is seeking the feedback of child care providers in Frederick County. There are many challenges facing child care providers and parents in need of care for their children. FCPS wants to hear your thoughts, ideas, and needs to help transition and provide care for families. Please use this questionnaire to share about your site. Opportunities will be available to comment on the FCPS Board of Education recommended plan for the fall. Complete the survey here.
Upcoming Events and Other Information
Face-to-face trainings are suspended until further notice.
Child Care Center Orientation
Child Care Center Orientation will be offered on the following dates from 9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Please call 301-696-9766 and leave a message or email OCC12Fred.email@example.com to register.
- 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 26, 2021
- April 27, 2021
- July 27, 2021
Family Child Care Orientation
Family Child Care Orientation will be offered on the following dates from 9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Please call 301-696-9766 and leave a message or email OCC12Fred.email@example.com to register.
- 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.
- November 19, 2020 -Maryland Child Care Credential Overview
Anyone interested in learning about the Maryland Child Care Credential Overview?
Overview of the Credential system, detailed information regarding requirements, levels and bonuses as well as the application and maintenance process.
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Here is the link for sign-up: https://www.signupgenius.com/
For Training: Search the Statewide Training Clearinghouse on Maryland Family Network's website: http://www.marylandfamilynetwork.org/training/for-child-care-providers/