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 13 (Carroll County)
Maryland State Department of Education
1643 Liberty Road, Suite 205
Eldersburg, MD 21784
|Main office phone||410-549-6489|
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)"
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Upcoming Events and Other Information:
We will be having our first of several listening sessions on Thursday, April 30 from 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM. At this time, our regional office will provide the most up to date information and recommendations received from the Maryland Department of Health (MDH). We encourage your participation as this information relates directly to the care you are providing as an approved EPPC program along with the OCC’s follow up to the suggested MDH recommendations.
We anticipate a large number of providers will join us for this hour-long session. As a result, we are asking you to please be considerate and mute your device or telephone during the presentation. We understand there will be a lot of questions, so time will be provided at the end. Unfortunately, we cannot extend the session beyond one hour.
It is important to note that this session will be recorded. Please join us by using the information provided below. In addition, you will also receive a Google Calendar invitation by email from our office. We look forward to a successful first session.
Please join us by:
Join Hangouts Meet online: meet.google.com/hej-ynga-zrw
Join by phone: +1 540-835-0188 PIN: 249 728 796#
REGIONAL ONLINE ORIENTATIONS
Anyone who is interested in starting a child care business in a home or center is required to complete an orientation training. Please email the office at email@example.com to express your interest in completing an orientation.
Include your name, phone number, which orientation you would like to attend, and the email address you would like the Google Hangout invitation to be sent to. The upcoming dates are listed below.
Family Child Care Orientations:
May 13, 2020 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM – location Google Hangouts/Meet
Child Care Center Orientations:
April 29, 2020 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM – location Google Hangouts Meet
Regulation Review Training for Center Directors
May 20, 2020 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM – location Google Hangouts Meet
NEW FAMILY CHILD CARE ORIENTATION
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. Because of limited space you must call 410.549.6489 to register to attend. The orientations dates are as follows:
DATE TIME LOCATION
3/18/2020 10am-1pm OCC - Region XIII Conference Room (Cancelled due to Coronavirus)
5/13/2020 10am-1pm OCC - Region XIII Conference Room
4/15/2020 10am-1pm OCC - Region XIII Conference Room
9/16/2020 10am-1pm OCC - Region XIII Conference Room
11/18/2020 10am-1pm OCC - Region XIII Conference Room
REGULATION REVIEW TRAINING FOR CENTER DIRECTORS
As a new Center Director, you are required by COMAR 13A.16.06.05B (5) to attend a Director/Regulation training session within six month after being hired as the director of the facility. Because of limited space, you must call 410.549.6489 and register to attend. The orientation dates are as follows:
DATE TIME LOCATION
2/12/2020 10am-1pm OCC - Region XIII Conference Room
10/14/2020 10am-1pm OCC - Region XIII Conference Room
Carroll County Child Care Resource Center
(Provider Training & Child Care Referral Service)
255 Clifton Blvd, Suite 319, Westminster, MD 21157
Office: 410-751-2917/ Fax: 410-751-6094
Maryland State Fire Marshal's Office
2 South Bond St., Bel Air, Maryland 21014
Maryland Dept. of Public Safety -
CJIS Customer Service Center (Fingerprinting)
6776 Reisterstown Road Plaza, Suite 200,
Baltimore, MD 21215
(Mon. - Fri., 8 am - 3:30 pm, Sat., 9 am - 4 pm)