Region 2 - Baltimore City

Contact Information:

Office of Child Care Region 2 (Baltimore City)
Maryland State Department of Education
5601 Metro Drive, Suite B
Baltimore, Maryland 21215
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Main office phone 667-354-5178
Office e-mail
Office fax  

Individuals who are interested in finding out about opening a child care center or providing child care in your home should complete the on-line orientations found on the WEBSITES listed below.   

Once you have completed the on-line orientation, please submit an application, for family child care, or a notice of intent to open a child care center. 

You may submit the form to the office, either by:


Or mail your application to the following address

Office of Child Care Region 2 (Baltimore City)
Maryland State Department of Education
5601 Metro Drive, Suite B
Baltimore, Maryland 21215

Once the office receives your application you will receive an email with an invitation to attend a virtual face to face orientation and an acknowledgement letter.

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.

Van Horn, Allison
Regional Manager 667-354-5175
Abrams, Kay
Office Secretary 667-354-5178
Urban, Sarah
Licensing Supervisor 667-354-5176
Jariwala, Payal
Licensing Supervisor 667-354-5177
Wilson, Shonette
Licensing Specialist  667-354-5188
Morton, Ginnea
Licensing Specialist 667-354-5181
Reed, Dannise
Licensing Specialist 667-354-5179
Grady, Leah
Licensing Specialist 667-354-5183
Snyder, Lindsey
Licensing Specialist  667-354-5187
Tracey, Mary
Licensing Specialist 667-354-5185
Walker, Teffina
Licensing Specialist 667-354-5186
Francis, Crystal
Licensing Specialist 667-354-5182
Jordan, Yasmeen 
Licensing Specialist  667-354-5180
Sherwood, James 
Licensing Specialist 667-354-5184
Leach, Angela 
Licensing Specialist 667-354-5196
Auburn, Patricia 
EXCELS QAS 667-354-5190
Cupe-Green, Audrey
EXCELS QAS 667-354-5191

Region 2 - 2023 Upcoming Events and Other Information

Family Child Care Listening Session

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  • Time: 5:00 - 6:00 pm
  • Online: TBA
  • ‪Phone: TBA

Child Care Center Listening Session

  • Date: TBA
  • Time: 1:00 - 2:00 pm
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  • Phone: TBA

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Orientations and Roundtables

The meetings are open to all child care providers and are free of charge. Email for more info or to register.

Family Child Care Orientation  

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Time 10 am - 1pm

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Child Care Center Orientation  

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  • Date: October 2023
  • Time: TBD
  • Subject TBD 

OCC-Sponsored Training

Child Care Center Administrative Training

Child Care Center Administrative training will be held at the Baltimore City Office of Child Care.

Administrative training is available for all child care center directors and owner/operators to review child care center regulations and administrative responsibilities.  

Helpful Phone Numbers

Please call Child Care Locate at 1-877-261-0600 if you in need assistance in locating child care.

Please call the Baltimore City Child Care Resource Center at 410-685-5150 if you are in need of technical assistance.

Baltimore City Department of Social Services Child Protective Services - 410-361-2235


To Apply for a Criminal Background Check

Effective April 15, 2012, the FBI moved to an all-electronic criminal background check (CBC) application process and is no longer accepting hard-copy fingerprint cards.  Because the Maryland Criminal Justice Information System (CJIS) follows FBI guidelines, the use of hard-copy CBC applications at the State level are also being phased out as of that date. Instead, all CBC applicants are being encouraged to submit their applications electronically. However, hard-copy applications are still being accepted by CJIS if electronic submission is not possible. Click here for a list of State-approved private electronic fingerprinting services and State-operated electronic fingerprinting locations. Electronic applications may also be submitted through many State and local police agencies. Child care programs that have their own State-certified electronic fingerprinting equipment and operators may continue to submit CBC applications.  When submitting your CBC request, you must include the appropriate OCC Regional Office authorization number. 

Online Licensing Inspection Results

Visit the Office of Child Care's online child care licensing inspection results site –! The site offers detailed compliance findings from child care licensing inspections conducted since January 2011. The site may also be used to find licensed child care programs and providers, and to link to a wide variety of information about early care and education in Maryland.

To File a Complaint

If you believe a particular child care program is in violation of State child care licensing laws or regulations, you may file an official complaint against that program.  To file a complaint, contact the Regional Licensing Office covering the county where the program is located. Complaints may be filed in person, by telephone, or in writing by e-mail, fax, or letter.  Anonymous complaints are accepted, so complainants do not need to identify themselves. The Regional Licensing Office investigates each complaint.  Upon completion of the investigation, a report of findings is created. This report is available upon request if the investigation confirms that the violation occurred, or if it cannot be determined whether or not the violation occurred.

Medication Administration Training for Child Care Providers

The Medication Administration Training (MAT) is a pre-service training required for individuals seeking to acquire a Child Care Center License or a Family Child Care Registration in Maryland.  MAT is provided by licensed Maryland Registered Nurses who have completed Medication Administration Trainer training and are apporved by the Nurse Consultant in the Office of Child Care's Licensing Branch.  MAT is a six (6) hour training conducted in a classroom setting with theory and practice.  A certificate is awarded upon completetion of the course in addition to passing content and skill tests.  

Need to find a MAT trainer in your area?  Click here

Registered Nurses interested in becoming a MAT Trainer? Click here

For more information about the MAT course or training, contact the Nurse Consultant at 410-767-1853

The Family Child Care Provider Grant Program

The Family Child Care Provider Grant Program (FCCPGP) exists to help registered family child care providers offset some of the costs of opening their child care programs. For information about the FCCPGP, click here.

Click here to access the Maryland Sex Offenders Registry (SOCEM), which is maintained by the Maryland Department of Public Safety and Correctional Services. In addition to providing detailed offender information, the site carries "amber alerts" for abducted children and an information/resource section for parents and educators on preventing and combating youth gangs.

Click here for the Maryland Judiciary Case Search service, which provides free public access to the Maryland District Court and Circuit Court Case Management System. District Court criminal, civil, and traffic case records and Circuit Court criminal and civil case records are available. The amount of historical data may vary by jurisdiction.