Region 4 - Prince George's County

Contact Information:

Office of Child Care Region 4 (Prince George's County)
Maryland State Department of Education
807 Brightseat Road
Landover, MD 20785
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Hours of Operation:  Monday through Friday * 8:30 am - 5:00 pm -- Please call the "Main Office" if you have any questions and/or concerns.


Main Office Phone

301-333-6940

Office e-mail occ4pg.msde@maryland.gov
Office fax 301-499-6999

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 coursed, trainers and training organizations.
NAME TITLE TELEPHONE
Moore, DaNita
DaNita.Moore@maryland.gov
Regional Manager 301-333-6941
Chambers, Kimberly
Kimberly.Chambers@maryland.gov
Secretary 301-333-6946
Shaw, Bryan
Bryan.Shaw@maryland.gov
Secretary 301-333-6955
Neal, Sheri
Sheri.Neal@maryland.gov
Licensing Supervisor 301-333-6943
Randolph, Denise
Denise.Randolph@maryland.gov
Licensing Supervisor 301-333-6944
Bronson, Michelle
Michelle.Bronson@maryland.gov
Licensing Specialist 301-333-6960
Epps, Viola
Viola.Epps@maryland.gov
Licensing Specialist 301-333-6970
Leach, Angela
Angela.Leach@maryland.gov
Licensing Specialist 301-333-6952
Hunt, Carolyn
Carolyn.Hunt@maryland.gov
Licensing Specialist 301-333-6957
Johnson, Lakisa
Lakisa.Johnson@maryland.gov
Licensing Specialist 301-333-6956
Miller, Rhonda
Rhonda.Miller@maryland.gov
Licensing Specialist 301-333-6959
Price, Nichole
Nichole.Price@maryland.gov
Licensing Specialist 301-333-6958
Reynolds, Pamela
Pamela.Reynolds@maryland.gov
Licensing Specialist 301-333-6951
Pankey, Malita
Malita.Pankey@maryland.gov
Licensing Specialist 301-333-6964
Davis, Amera
Amera.Davis@maryland.gov
Licensing Specialist 301-333-6947
Wheeler, Stephanie
Stephanie.Wheeler@maryland.gov
Licensing Specialist 301-333-6950
Henderson. Yvonne
Yvonne.Henderson@maryland.gov
Licensing Specialist 301-333-6948

Region 4 - Upcoming Events and Other Information:

September THROUGH December 2019 
Prince George’s Child Resource Center
9475 Lottsford Road
Largo, Maryland 20774
1:00-4:30pm

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. The orientations will be held on the following dates:

Family Child Care Orientation

  • December 13, 2018

Center/LOC Orientation

  • December 14, 2018

Large Family Child Care Orientation 

  • February 26, 2019
  • March 27, 2019
  • April 24, 2019
  • May 22, 2019
  • June 26, 2019
  • July 24, 2019
  • August 28, 2019
  • September 25, 2019
  • October 25, 2019                
  • November 18, 2019

Family Child Care Orientation 

  • February 27, 2019
  • March 28, 2019
  • April 25, 2019
  • May 23, 2019
  • June 27, 2019
  • July 25, 2019
  • August 29, 2019
  • September 26, 2019
  • October 29, 2019                
  • November 18, 2019

Center/LOC Orientation 

  • February 28, 2019
  • March 29, 2019
  • April 26, 2019
  • May 24, 2019
  • June 28, 2019
  • July 26, 2019
  • August 30, 2019
  • September 27, 2019
  • October 30, 2019                
  • November 20, 2019

                                    

Please contact the Office of Child Care at 301-333-6940 to register to attend an orientation session one week prior to the date you wish to attend.

NOTE:  If Prince George’s County public schools are closed or opening 2 hours late due to bad weather the Orientation will not be conducted. Please listen to weather reports before attending.      

**PLEASE PRINT OUT FAMILY CHILD CARE REGULATIONS AND BRING THE REGULATIONS WITH YOU.

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.  Click here for additional information about the criminal background requirements and process.

Online Licensing Inspection Results

Visit the Office of Child Care's online child care licensing inspection results site – www.CheckCCMD.org! 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, or by telephone, or in writing by e-mail, fax, or letter.  Anonymous complaints are accepted, so complainants do not need to identify themselves. Each complaint is investigated by the Regional Licensing Office.  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.