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Region 12 - Frederick County Office


5303 Spectrum Drive, Suite G
Frederick, MD 21703

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Main office phone:
(301) 696-9766
Office e-mail:          occ12fred@msde.state.md.us

Office fax:             (301) 696-0629



NAME TITLE
Harmon, Dolores
Dolores.Harmon@msde.state.md.us


Regional Manager

Mitchell, Marion
Marion.Mitchell@msde.state.md.us


Licensing Supervisor
Feltner, Marlene
Marlene.Feltner@msde.state.md.us


Secretary

Bozarth, Becky
rbozarth@msde.state.md.us


Licensing Specialist

Howk, Lisa
lhowk@msde.state.md.us


Licensing Specialist
Long, Katharine
Katharine.Long@msde.state.md.us


Licensing Specialist
Campbell, Jennifer
Jennifer.Campbell@msde.state.md.us


Licensing Specialist
Spath, Cindy
Cindy.Spath@msde.state.md.us


Licensing Specialist

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 are still being 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.  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.

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

NOTICE TO PARENTS AND PROVIDERS:
Maryland's Child Passenger Safety Law was changed effective October 1, 2012.  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.  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.



Applicants interested in becoming a family child care provider, opening a child care center or Non-public nursery school should call your local Regional Office to register for an upcoming orientation.

If you are a new applicant, we encourage you to view the applicable licensing regulations before you attend your orientation session. The complete text of Family Child Care (COMAR 13A.15.), Child Care Centers (COMAR 13A.16), and Child Care-Letters of Compliance (COMAR 13A.17) regulations can be downloaded in .pdf format by clicking Here.


OCC-Sponsored Training/Orientations
      Family Child Care Orientations (Initial Applicants)
      Family Child Care Orientations (Applicants-Second)


     Administrative Training for Center Directors/Staff
     Center Orientations will be conducted on as needed basis.

 


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