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Divisions > Early Childhood Development > Collaboration and Program Improvement
Regional Training


Through contracts with the Office of Child Care (OCC), certain programs provide regional training and technical assistance for child care providers with varying levels of experience, education, and training. Training is designed to meet the needs of both family child care providers and child care center staff at locations close to their communities. Training includes, but is not limited to, courses in child health and safety, child development, and courses related to children with special needs. Training opportunities are coordinated with OCC's Maryland Child Care Credential Program.

The following is a list of OCC's training and technical assistance contractors:

  • Resources for Children and Families (Western Maryland)
  • Chesapeake Child Care Resource Center
  • Charles County Community College
  • Abilities Network Project ACT (All Children Together)
  • Loyola College in Maryland
  • Healthy Child Care Maryland -Asthma Education Program

Contact Information
Linda Zang, Chief, Collaboration and Program Improvement Branch

Division of Early Childhood Development
Maryland State Department of Education

200 West Baltimore Street
Baltimore, MD 21201
Phone:  (410) 767-0140
Email:  lzang@msde.state.md.us
Rolf Grafwallner, Ph.D., Assistant State Superintendent

Division of Early Childhood Development
Maryland State Department of Education

200 West Baltimore Street
Baltimore, MD 21201
Phone:  410-767-0335
Email:  lscott@msde.state.md.us
 Collaboration and Program Improvement Branch
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