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


Office e-mail
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.
Williams, LyTia
Regional Manager 301-333-6940
Chambers, Kimberly
Secretary 301-333-6940/46
Neal, Sheri
Licensing Supervisor 301-333-6943
Epps, Viola
Licensing Supervisor 301-333-6970
Paige, Dacia
Licensing Specialist 301-333-6944
Carry-Amland, Deborah
Licensing Specialist 301-333-6949
Prince, Sundarys
Licensing Specialist 301-333-6952
Hunt, Carolyn
Licensing Specialist 301-333-6957
Johnson, Lakisa
Licensing Specialist 301-333-6956
Jacobs, Jessica
Licensing Specialist 301-333-6959
Dixon, Lena
Licensing Specialist 301-333-6958
Reynolds, Pamela
Licensing Specialist 301-333-6951
Wilson, Lena
Licensing Specialist 301-333-6964
Logan, Role'se
Licensing Specialist 301-333-6960
Wheeler, Stephanie
Licensing Specialist 301-333-6950
Hill-Gorham Yvonne
Licensing Specialist 301-333-6947
Brownlee, Gail
Licensing Specialist 301-333-6948

Region 4 - Upcoming Events and Other Information:

Licensing Orientations

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.
To become a child care provider you first need to decide if you want to open a business in your home or if you want to create a center-based business.  Below is a definition of each type of business:

  • Family Child Care – You may provide care for up to 8 children in your home
  • Large Family Child Care – You may care for up to 12 children in your home
  • Child Care Center – You may provide care in a facility outside of your home that is zoned to be used as a child care center.  The number of children you serve is dependent upon the square footage of the building.

You may take the appropriate virtual online orientation at:

After taking the appropriate online orientation, you will be scheduled for one of the following Virtual Google Meet Orientations. Your online orientation does not replace the requirement for virtual face-to-face

Office of Child Care Prince George's Co. Orientations

While we are teleworking all meetings, orientations, and trainings will be done virtually through Google Meet. 

Family Child Care Virtual Face to Face Orientation

August 10, 2023 – 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
September 14, 2023 – 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
October 12, 2023 – 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
November 9, 2023 – 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Child Care Center/ Large Family Child Care Home/ Letter of Compliance Virtual Face to Face Orientation

August 17, 2023 – 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
September 21, 2023 – 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
October 19, 2023 – 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
November 16, 2023 – 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.


Center Director Regulation Review Virtual Face to Face Training
May, 2023 – 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. Date TBA
July, 2023 – 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. Date TBA
October, 2023 – 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.  Date TBA   

This training is offered by the office for new center directors.  It is required by regulation COMAR 13A.16.06.05B(5) which states, “Within 6 months after date of hire, complete a regulation training to the requirements of this subtitle that is conducted by the office, if hired on or after January 2009.”

All directors are welcome to attend. To register, contact your assigned Licensing Specialist. All DAT trainings will be held Virtual Google Meet, from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.


This is a forum that child care providers attend to receive updates, regulation reviews, and other pertinent information.  

This is a forum that child care providers attend to receive updates, regulation reviews, and other pertinent information.  

Center/LOC/Large Family Virtual Face to Face

  • May 10, 2023 - 10:30 a.m. - 12:30pm
  • October 25, 2023, -  10:30 a.m. - 12:30pm

There will be announcements sent by email on how to register for these events

Family Virtual Face to Face

  • May 17, 2023 - 12:30 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
  • October 26, 2023 - 12:30 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.

There will be announcements sent by email to all license/registered providers on how to register for these events.

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, 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.