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Parent's Guide to Regulated Care


This Office of Child Care pamphlet (click on the link below) provides information about child care that will help you make the right choice for your child.  It explains what regulated child care is, why it is important to choose regulated care, and how to find the child care program that best suits your needs.  The pamphlet also informs you about your rights and responsibilities as a child care consumer.

A Parent's Guide to Regulated Child Care

The document named above is in .pdf format. You will need the Adobe Acrobat Reader to view it. If you do not already have the Reader, click the image below.

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Contact Information
Maryland State Department of Education
200 West Baltimore Street
Baltimore, MD 21201
 Licensing Branch
Regional Licensing Offices
Finding the Right Child Care
Parent's Guide to Regulated Care
Una Guía para Padres (en español)
Opening a Child Care Center
Opening a Family Child Care Home
Provider Grant Program
Partners Newsletter
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Formularios de Licencia (en español)
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CCATS - Child Care Automated Tracking System
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