IMPORTANT NOTICE! Effective April 15, 2012, the FBI will move to an all-electronic criminal background check (CBC) application process and will no longer accept 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 will start to be phased out as of that date. Instead, all CBC applicants will be 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.
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 go to www.mdkiss.org.
ATTENTION!! ATTENTION!! FAMILY & CENTER ORIENTATIONS WILL BE AVAILABLE ON-LINE VERY SOON!!!
Family child care orientations will be held on the second floor conference room (Rm. 2136) of the Multi-Service Center. The Region IX schedule of orientation sessions for the year is as follows:
Tuesday, January 8, 9:30 A.M. – 12:30 P.M.
Tuesday, February 5, 9:30 A.M. – 12:30 P.M.
Tuesday, April 9, 9:30 A.M. – 12:30 P.M.
Tuesday, May 7, 9:30 A.M. – 12:30 P.M.
Tuesday, July 9, 9:30 A.M. – 12:30 P.M.
Tuesday, September 10, 9:30 A.M. – 12:30 P.M.
Tuesday, October 8, 9:30 A.M. – 12:30 P.M.
Tuesday, November 12, 9:30 A.M. – 12:30 P.M
Center Orientation Sessions will be offered on an as-needed basis. Please contact the Office at (410) 713-3430 to speak with a Licensing Specialist.
First/Aid CPR Sessions - Nick Morris, Instructor. His sessions will be held in the first floor conference room (Rm. 1149) of the Multi-Service Center. Please contact Mr. Morris @ (410) 430-2923 for cost and to register for these sessions. His schedule is as follows:
**Wednesday, January 16, 8:45 A.M. – 3:00 P.M.
**(TO BE HELD ON 2ND FL CONFERENCE RM #2136)
Wednesday, February 13, 8:45 A.M. – 3:00 P.M.
Wednesday, March 13, 8:45 A.M. – 3:00 P.M.
Wednesday, April 3, 8:45 A.M. – 3:00 P.M.
Wednesday, May 15, 8:45 A.M. – 3:00 P.M.
Wednesday, June 12, 8:45 A.M. – 3:00 P.M.
Wednesday, July 10, 8:45 A.M. – 3:00 P.M.
Wednesday, August 13, 8:45 A.M. – 3:00 P.M.
Wednesday, September 11, 8:45 A.M. – 3:00 P.M.
Wednesday, October 16, 8:45 A.M. – 3:00 P.M.
Wednesday, November 13, 8:45 A.M. – 3:00 P.M.