Finding Child Care

Locate: child care 877.261.0060, Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Locate: child care is connected with all regulated childcare in  Maryland. Staff will help you find child care options based on your family’s specific needs, including specialized services for parents of children with special needs. Se habla español.


Maryland EXCELS – is the state program that rates child care and early education programs based on nationally recognized quality standards and best practices. Child care that is part of the  Excels program, has met these high quality standards.  

The Maryland EXCELS website and Quality Finder iPhone or Android phone apps provide online tools to help you find quality Child Care Centers, School-Age Child Care Programs, Family Child Care Homes, and Public Prekindergarten. Log on and select “Find a Program” 


Maryland Together: Maryland’s Recovery Plan for Child Care – Frequently Asked Questions
Updated June 10, 2020 – Latest information from Gov. Hogan’s office. 


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Maryland Child Care Scholarships