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Regional Licensing Offices

(Click on one of the regional office links below to transfer to that office's home page)

Region 1 -- Anne Arundel County

Region 2 -- Baltimore City

Region 3 -- Baltimore County

Region 4 -- Prince George's County

Region 5 -- Montgomery County

Region 6 -- Howard County

Region 7 (Western Maryland) -- Garrett County Field Office | Allegany County | Washington County

Region 8 (Upper Shore) -- Kent County | Talbot County | Dorchester County | Queen Anne's County | Caroline County

Region 9 (Lower Shore) -- Somerset County | Wicomico County | Worcester County

Region 10 (Southern Tri-County) -- Calvert County | Charles County | St. Mary's County

Region 11 (North Central) -- Harford County | Cecil County

Region 12 -- Frederick County Office

Region 13 -- Carroll County

IMPORTANT NOTICE!  Effective April 15, 2012, the FBI moved to an all-electronic criminal background check (CBC) application process and is no longer accepting 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 as of that date.  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.


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.

If you believe a particular child care program is in violation of State child care licensing laws or regulations, you may file an official complaint against that program.  To file a complaint, contact the Regional Licensing Office covering the county where the program is located.  Complaints may be filed in person, or by telephone, or in writing by e-mail, fax, or letter.  Anonymous complaints are accepted, so complainants do not need to identify themselves.  Each complaint is investigated by the Regional Licensing Office.  Upon completion of the investigation, a report of findings is created.  This report is available upon request if the investigation confirms that the violation occurred, or if it cannot be determined whether or not the violation occurred.

Medication Administration Training
Click here for a list of approved Medication Administration RN Trainers available to provide training in medication administration to child care and early education providers. This 6-hour course is approved for child care licensing education credit.  For more information about the course, contact the listed trainers directly by telephone or e-mail.

Click Here to access the Maryland Sex Offenders Registry (SOCEM), which is maintained by the Maryland Department of Public Safety and Correctional Services.  In addition to providing detailed offender information, the site carries "amber alerts" for abducted children and an information/resource section for parents and educators on preventing and combating youth gangs.

Click Here for the Maryland Judiciary Case Search service, which provides free public access to the Maryland District Court and Circuit Court Case Management System.  District Court criminal, civil, and traffic case records and Circuit Court criminal and civil case records are available.  The amount of historical data may vary by jurisdiction.

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.


Contact Information

Paula Johnson, Chief, Licensing Branch
Division of Early Childhood Development

Maryland State Department of Education
200 West Baltimore Street
Baltimore, MD 21201
Phone: 410-569-8071


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