Office of Child Care Region 11 (Cecil and Harford Counties)
Maryland State Department of Education
3105 1A/B Emmorton Road
Abingdon, MD 21009
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|Main office phone||410-569-2879
Toll free 1-800-343-0955
Anyone who is interested in starting a child care business in a home or center is required to take the online orientation training prior to the virtual face-to-face. This does not replace the virtual face-to-face orientation session you are required to attend for 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.
|Lead Licensing Specialist||410-569-8467|
|Licensing Specialist Trainee||410-569-8673|
2022 Orientation Schedule
All meetings and orientations will be done online through google meets. If you are interested in becoming a Registered Family Child Care Provider please attend the Family Child Care online orientation and we will contact you to schedule your virtual, face-to-face orientation. Your online orientation does not replace the virtual face-to-face. If you are interested in opening a Licensed Child Care Center please attend the Child Care Center online orientation and we will reach out to you for further instruction. If you have any questions regarding orientations or the application process please email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Family Child Care Orientations
September 5, 2022: 10:30am-12:30pm
December 8, 2022: 10:30am-12:30pm
Child Care Center Orientations
TBA 2022 10:30am-12:30pm
Family Child Care Round Tables
October 21, 2022: 12:30pm-2:30pm
Child Care Center Round Tables
TBA 2022: 12:30pm-2:30pm
*Please be advised; if schools are closed due to inclement weather these dates will be rescheduled. Please contact your specialist for new date!