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Divisions > Early Childhood Development > Licensing
Region 2 - Baltimore City
2700 N. Charles Street, Suite 203
Baltimore, MD 21218

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Main office phone: 410-554-8300
Office e-mail: occ2bci@msde.state.md.us
Office fax: 410-554-8320

Paperwork may be dropped off on a walk-in basis on Monday – Friday from 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm. Please schedule an appointment with your Licensing Specialist if you need to be seen or need to bring in documents at times other than those listed above.

Wallace, Loretta

Regional Manager


Bryant, Sandra

Office Secretary
Henson, Danielle

Licensing Supervisor

Roberson, Paulette

Licensing Supervisor
Brydie, Kim

Licensing Specialist 410-554-8326
Buchanan, Novania

Licensing Specialist 410-554-8301
Johnson, Lovia

Licensing Specialist 410-554-8321

Parikh Payal

Licensing Specialist 410-554-8309
Quinn, Tiara

Licensing Specialist Trainee 410-554-8324
Smith-Simpson, Kenyatta

Licensing Specialist 410-554-8307

Stokes, Alberta

Licensing Specialist-Trainee 410-554-8323
Tracey, Mary

Licensing Specialist 410-554-8305

Walker, Teffina

Licensing Specialist-Trainee

Warren, Crystal

Licensing Specialist-Trainee 410-554-8322
Young, Michelle

Licensing Specialist-Trainee

IMPORTANT NOTICE!  The FBI has moved to an all-electronic criminal background check (CBC) application process and no longer accepts 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 is also being phased out.  Instead, all CBC applicants are being encouraged to submit their applications electronically.  However, hard-copy applications will still be 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.

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.

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.

REGION 2 -- Upcoming Events and Other Information

OCC-Sponsored Training/Orientations

Please call the Baltimore City Office of Child Care at 410-554-8312 to register for Family Child Care and Child Care Center Orientations.

Family Child Care Orientations

Family Child Care Orientations will be held at the Baltimore City Office of Child Care, 2700 North Charles Street, Suite 205, Baltimore, Maryland 21218 from 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm on the following dates:

January 7, 2015
February 4, 2015
March 4, 2015
April 1, 2015
May 6, 2015
June 3, 2015
July 1, 2015
August 5, 2015
September 2, 2015
October 7, 2015
November 4, 2015
December 2, 2015

Family Child Care Provider Roundtables

Meetings will be held at Ray of Hope Baptist Church, 3000 Parkside Drive, Baltimore, Maryland 21214 from 10:00 am to 12:00 pm on the following dates:

April 18, 2015
May 16, 2015 - Cancelled
June 20, 2015

The meetings are open to all child care providers and are free of charge.

Child Care Center Orientations

Child Care Center Orientations will be held at the Baltimore City Office of Child Care, 2700 North Charles Street, Suite 205, Baltimore, Maryland 21218 from 9:30 am to 12:00 pm on the following dates:

January 16, 2015
February 20, 2015
March 27, 2015
April 17, 2015
May 15, 2015
June 19, 2015
July 17, 2015
August 21, 2015
September 18, 2015
October 16, 2015
November 20, 2015
December 11, 2015

Child Care Center Administrative Training

Child Care Center Administrative training will be held at the Baltimore City Office of Child Care, 2700 North Charles Street, Suite 203, Baltimore, Maryland 21218 from 10:00 am to 1:00 pm on the following dates:

May 14, 2015
July 9, 2015
September 17, 2015
November 19, 2015

Administrative training is available for all child care center directors and owner/operators to review child care center regulations and administrative responsibilities.


  • Please call Child Care Locate at 1-877-261-0600 if you in need assistance in locating child care.
  • Please call the Baltimore City Child Care Resource Center at 410-685-5150 if you are in need of technical assistance.

  • Baltimore City Department of Social Services

    Child Protective Services - 410-361-2235

    Child Care Subsidy Program - 443-423-7828 or 443-423-7827

PROVIDER TRAINING (Pre-Service and Continuing):
Please visit www.mdchildcare.org to find MSDE-approved training courses, trainers, and training organizations.

On October 1, 2012, Maryland's Child Passenger Safety Law was changed. Every child under 8 years of age must ride in an appropriate child restraint unless the child is 4 feet, 9 inches or taller.  Children from 8 to 16 years of age who are not secured in a child restraint, must be secured in a seat belt.  If you would like to learn more about this law, or would like information on selecting or using child restraints, please call Maryland Kids in Safety Seats (Maryland KISS) at 410-767-6016 or log on to www.mdkiss.org.

Contact Information
Maryland State Department of Education
Baltimore City Office of Child Care
2700 North Charles Street
Suite 203
Baltimore, MD 21218
Phone:  (410) 554-8300
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Parent's Guide to Regulated Care
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