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Divisions > Early Childhood Development > Licensing
Carroll County Office

* previously Region 13 – Now a satellite of the Howard County Office (OCC Region 6)

1643 Liberty Road, Suite 205
Eldersburg, MD 21784

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Main office phone:  (410) 549-6489
Office e-mail:         occ13carr@msde.state.md.us
Office fax:                 (410) 549-6490




Louis Valenti (Region 6)

Barbara McCready (Region 6)


Regional Manager

Licensing Supervisor



Deitchman, Heidi

Guthland, Tammy

Licensing Specialist-Lead

Licensing Specialist


Riley, Amber

Licensing Specialist 410-549-6493 


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 are 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.

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.

Helpful Phone Numbers

Maryland Family Network

LOCATE Child Care – for parents in need of child care

Child Care Choices – Frederick and Carroll Counties

  • Business Office: 800-753-6841 or 301-662-4549
    (Frederick and Carroll Co)
  • Carroll County Resource Center (Training Center) 410-751-2917

Carroll County Department of Social Services

  • Child Protective Services -- 410-386-3434
  • Purchase of Care (POC) Voucher Office -- 410-386-3358

Maryland's Child Passenger Safety Law was changed effective June 30, 2008.  Under this change, every child under 8 years old must ride in an appropriate child restraint unless the child is 4 feet, 9 inches or taller, or weighs more than 65 pounds.  Every child from 8 to 16 years old who is not secured in a child restraint must be secured in a vehicle 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.


SIDS - Sudden Infant Death Syndrome Information
All family child care registration applicants and providers who wish to care for children under the age of 2 years must first complete an OCC-approved SIDS training course.


OCC-approved SIDS training is available through:

  • Colleges and universities
  • The 45 clock-hour Infant/Toddler course
  • Local health departments
  • Child Care Resource and Referral Centers
  • Abilities Network - Project ACT

Approved training is also available online at the following websites:

Please note that these online courses are produced in other states. However, the course contents are fully approved by OCC as meeting Maryland child care requirements.


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