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Divisions > Early Childhood Development > Licensing
Region 9 - Lower Shore Office

(Somerset, Wicomico, and Worcester Counties)

201 Baptist Street, Suite 32
Multi-Service Building, 2nd Floor
Salisbury, MD 21801

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Main office phone:
  (410) 713-3430
Office e-mail:         occ9wic@msde.state.md.us
Office fax:                 (410) 713-3439



NAME
TITLE
TELEPHONE
     
Suzanne Ruark
Regional Manager
410-713-3430
Delphine Morris
Secretary
410-713-3430
Ursula Hastings
Lead Licensing Specialist
410-713-3430
Jacqueline Maull Licensing Specialist 410-713-3430
Michelle Robbins Licensing Specialist 410-713-3430

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.

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 go to www.mdkiss.org.


REGION 9 -- Upcoming Events

CHILD CARE LICENSING ORIENTATIONS

Family child care orientations will be held on the Second Floor Conference Room (Room #2136) of the Multi-Service Center. The Region 9 schedule of orientation sessions for the year is as follows:

 

2015

Tuesday, January 6, 9:30 A.M. – 12:30 P.M.
Tuesday, February 3, 9:30 A.M. – 12:30 P.M.
Tuesday, April 7, 9:30 A.M. – 12:30 P.M.
Tuesday, May 5, 9:30 A.M. – 12:30 P.M.
Tuesday, July 7, 9:30 A.M. – 12:30 P.M.
Tuesday, September 8, 9:30 A.M. – 12:30 P.M.
Tuesday, October 6, 9:30 A.M. – 12:30 P.M.
Wednesday, November 3, 9:30 A.M. – 12:30 P.M.

 

2015

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.

2015


Nick Morris, Instructor, offers First Aid/CPR Sessions through the American Heart Association. His sessions will be held in the First Floor Conference Room (Room #1149) of the Multi-Service Center. Please contact Mr. Morris at (410) 430-2923 for cost and to register for these sessions. His schedule is as follows:

Wednesday, January 14, 8:45 A.M. – 3:00 P.M.
Wednesday, February 11, 8:45 A.M. – 3:00 P.M.
Wednesday, March 11, 8:45 A.M. – 3:00 P.M.
Wednesday, April 1, 8:45 A.M. – 3:00 P.M.
Wednesday, May 13, 8:45 A.M. – 3:00 P.M.
Wednesday, June 17, 8:45 A.M. – 3:00 P.M.
Wednesday, July 8, 8:45 A.M. – 3:00 P.M.
Wednesday, August 12, 8:45 A.M. – 3:00 P.M.
Wednesday, September 9, 8:45 A.M. – 3:00 P.M.
Wednesday, October 14, 8:45 A.M. – 3:00 P.M.
Wednesday, November 18, 8:45 A.M. – 3:00 P.M.


HELPFUL NUMBERS

  • Lower Shore Child Care Resource Center
    LOCATE Line – 1-877 261-0060
    Monday – Friday, 9:30 A.M. to 3:30 P.M.
    Office Line - 410-543-6650

  • State Fire Marshal (Somerset & Wicomico Counties):
    410-713-3780

  • Worcester County Fire Marshal: 410-632-5666

  • Health Department (Environmental Health Unit) :
    Somerset - 410-651-5600
    Wicomico - 410-546-4446
    Worcester - 410-632-1220

  • Permits, Planning, and Zoning:
    Call OCC at (410) 713-3430 for the phone number of the county or city office in which you reside.
     
  • Wor-Wic Community College – (410) 334-2815

  • Nick Morris – 410-430-2923 – First Aid/CPR – American Heart Association


Revised: November 6, 2014


Contact Information
Maryland State Department of Education
200 West Baltimore Street
Baltimore, MD 21201
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Licensing Branch Overview
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Finding the Right Child Care
Parent's Guide to Regulated Care
Una Guía para Padres (en español)
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