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 9 (Lower Shore Office)
Maryland State Department of Education
201 Baptist Street, Suite 32
Multi-Service Building, 2nd Floor
Salisbury, MD 21801
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|Main office phone||410-713-3430|
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 License or Certificate of Registration - Click here
For Provider Training (Pre-Service and Continuing) - please click here to find MSDE-approved training courses, trainers and training organizations.
Lead Licensing Specialist
|Bell, Angelia L.
Region 9 - Upcoming Events and Other Information
Wednesday, January 29, 2020 6-9 pm New Regulations for Centers(POSTPONED) TBA Wednesday, February 05, 2020 6-9 pm New Regulations for Family Care Providers(POSTPONED) TBA
- Thursday, April 23, 2020 6-9 pm Mental Health in Child Care w/ Latrice Gray Lower Shore Early Childhood Mental Health Consultation/ SU
- Wednesday, October 14, 2020 6-9- pm Child Advocacy Center
FAMILY CHILD CARE ORIENTATIONS I and II
In person Orientation: Family Child Care: I & II
Location: 201 Baptist Street, Multi Service Building, Salisbury, MD-21801
Conference Room # 2136
Family Child Care Orientation I
Tuesdays, @9:30am- 12:30 pm
January 14, 2020 March 10, 2020
May 5, 2020 July 14, 2020
Sept 15, 2020 October 20, 2020
Family Child Care Orientation II
Thursdays, @9:30- 12:30pm
March 26, 2020 (Canceled due to Coronavirus)
June 18, 2020 August 20, 2020 November 12, 2020
Please contact the Region 9, Office of Child Care Licensing Office at (410) 713-3430 to speak with a Licensing Specialist and schedule in person Orientation Session.
First Aid and CPR Training
Nick Morris, Instructor, offers First Aid/CPR Sessions through the American Heart Association. His sessions will be held in the Second Floor Conference Room (Room #2136) of the Multi-Service Center. Please contact Mr. Morris at (410) 430-2923 for cost and to register for these sessions.
CPR/ FIRST AID
Wednesdays, @8:30am- 3:30pm:
- February 5, 2020
- April 1, 2020
- June 3, 2020
- August 5, 2020
- Lower Shore Child Care Resource Center:
LOCATE Line – 1.877.261.0060
Monday - Friday, 9:30 A.M. – 3:30 P.M.
Office Line – 410.543.6650
- State Fire Marshal (Somerset & Wicomico Counties): 410.713.3780
- Worcester County Fire Marshal: 410.632.5666
- Health Department (Environmental Health Unit):
Somerset – 410.651.5600
Wicomico - 410.546.4446
Worcester - 410.632.1220
- Permits, Planning, and Zoning:
Call OCC @ 410.713.3430 for the phone number of the county or city office in which you reside.
- Wor-Wic Community College: 410.334.2815
- Nick Morris: 410.430.2923 – First Aid/CPR – American Heart Association - Second Floor Conference Room (Rm #2136)