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Region 11 - North Central Office

(Cecil and Harford Counties)

We've moved!  Our new address is:

3105 1A/B Emmorton Road
Abingdon, MD 21009

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Main office phone:
  (410) 569-2879
             Toll-free:   1-800-343-0955
Office e-mail:         occ11harf.msde@maryland.gov
Office fax:                 (410) 569-8658




Beth O'Connor

Regional Manager 410-569-8065
Abbygail Bruns

Licensing Specialist 410-569-8012

Chris Herr

Licensing Specialist


Betty Johnson

Licensing Specialist


Christine Johnson

Licensing Specialist


Nancy Miller

Licensing Specialist 410-569-2374
Sarah Urban
Licensing Specialist 410-569-8673

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.  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 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.

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.

                                  REGION 11 - Upcoming Events

Family Child Care Home Orientations
Region 11 will present the following Family Child Care Home orientation meetings.  Call us at 1-800-343-0955 or 410-569-2879 to register to attend.  Please read, print out, and bring a copy of the family child care regulations with you to the session - these regulations can be downloaded by clicking here.
·          Cecil County:  Thursday, October 18, 2012, from 9:30 AM - 12:00 noon in the Cecil County Administration Building, 200 Chesapeake Blvd., Elkton.
·          Harford County:  Thursday, November 15, 2012, from 9:30 AM - 12:00 noon at Child Care Links in Bel Air.

Other Orientations
For information about upcoming orientation sessions for large family child care homes and child care centers, please call the Regional Office.

Contact Information
Maryland State Department of Education
200 West Baltimore Street
Baltimore, MD 21201
 Licensing Branch
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