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Resource Documents


The following documents are primarily intended as guidance for the child care provider community with respect to a variety of child care program issues and practices. The Maryland State Department of Education's Office of Child Care uses many of these documents as the basis for assessing provider compliance with licensing requirements.

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NEW!  Asthma Action Plan

Accident Injury Record

Age-Appropriate Immunization Requirements

Child Care and the ADA

Child Intake Form

Child Nutrition Guidelines

Child Nutrition Guidelines: Infants

Child Food Program Changes: Milk

Child Food Program Changes: Water

Child Food Program Weekly Menu Planner

Communicable Disease Summary

Crib Safety Tips

Crib Standards

Daily Attendance Record

Daily Schedule (sample)

Developmental Characteristics

Diapering Procedure

Disaster Drill Record

Discipline Guide

Family Child Care: Importance of Routine

Family Child Care Application Form: Instructions for Completing

FAQs About Lead Poisoning

Fire Drill Record

First Aid Supply List

Floor Plan for Child Care Centers

Foreign Credential Evaluators

General Sanitation Guidelines

Guidelines for Measuring Space

How to Conduct a Staff Evaluation

Handwashing Procedure

Infant Daily Report

Infant Activity Material Suggestions

Napping Equipment

Off-Site Activity Permission Slip

Playground Safety

Playground and Water Safety Guidelines

Poisonous Plant Field Guide

Posted Emergency Information

Qualification Requirementsfor Center Directors

Qualification Requirements for Center Staff

Qualifying Approved CPR/First Aid Training Curricula & Agencies

Reportable Diseases - COMAR 10.06.01

Requesting an Appeal

Safety Seat Checklist

Signs of Abuse and Neglect

Signs of Illness in Children

Site Plan (example)

Staff-Child Ratio and Group Size Charts

Suggested Materials and Equipment

Swimming/Wading Activity Permission

Vehicle Safety Seats

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
Partners Newsletter
Formularios de Licencia (en español)
Provider Grant Program
Enforcement Actions and Appeals
Policies and Guidelines
On-Line Licensing Inspection Results
 Office of Child Care
Licensing Branch
Child Care Subsidy Branch (Purchase of Care Program)
Credentialing Branch
Maryland EXCELS Branch
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