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 further notice.
Office of Child Care Region 7 - Main Office (Washington County)
Maryland State Department of Education
1075C Sherman Avenue
Hagerstown, MD 21740
|Main office phone||301-791-4585|
Allegany County Field Office
3 Pershing Street
Cumberland, MD 21502
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Garrett County Field Office
430 Weber Road, Suite B
Oakland, MD 21550
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The Office of Child Care, Region 7, would like to invite you to attend a "Listening Session" for Child Care providers.During this time, we would like to offer you the opportunity to share your questions and concerns with the Licensing team of OCC, Region 7.
We have scheduled several dates for the months of July and August. You may join as many as you wish. In an effort to answer as many as possible, please submit any questions that you have to your Licensing Specialist prior to the date of the session that you are attending.
Please use the appropriate links below to join us on the scheduled date via Google Hangouts, or use the phone number to dial in.
Family Child Care Orientations:
All Orientations are held through Google Meet from 9am to 12pm and will be held on the following dates. Please contact the office by email at OCC7wash.firstname.lastname@example.org to register.
- October 21, 2020
- November 18, 2020
- December 16, 2020
- January 20, 2021
- February 17, 2021
Orientations will be held in for all counties.
Will be held by Google Meet from 9 am to 12pm. Please email Jennifer.email@example.com to register
- January 13, 2021
Large Family child care homes:
Scheduled as needed
Director's Regulation review:
Will be held by Google Meet. Please email Ruth.firstname.lastname@example.org to register.
- November 19, 2020 9 am -11am.
Workshops and Trainings
Washington County -
March 30, 2020 (Canceled due to COVID-19)
Allegany County -
March 25, 2020 (Canceled due to COVID-19)
April 15, 2020
Washington County Roundtables for 2020
Value of Positive Guidance
YMCA, 1100 North Eastern Blvd, Hagerstown, MD 21742
Presenter: Darlene Schmidt, Maryland EXCELS, OCC Staff
October 19, 6:30pm – 8:30pm
Garrett County Roundtables:
Title: Gross Motor Play Safety and Regulation Updates
Date: March 9 2020 at Oakland Branch of the Ruth Enlow Library
March 13, 2020 at Grantsville Early Learning Center (Canceled due to COVID-19)
April 20, 2020 at Grantsville Branch of the Ruth Enlow Library (Canceled due to COVID-19)
1hr Professionalism and 1hr of Health/Safety
Please call 301-334-3426 to register.
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.
|Washington County (Main Office)
|Allegany County Field Office
|Lead Licensing Specialist||301-777-2091|
|Garrett County Field Office (part-time only)
430 Weber Rd, Suite B
Oakland. MD 21550