Child Care Career and Professional Development Fund


The CCCPDF supports qualified child care providers who are completing coursework in pursuit of a degree in Early Childhood Education, Elementary Education, Child Development and Special Education or other related fields as approved by the State. Funds also support recruitment and expansion of degree attainment of child care providers for the purpose of increasing the quality of care for child care programs. Those awarded funds commit to continued service as child care providers based on the total amount of their scholarship. For example, a child care provider who earns a bachelor’s degree must commit to work as a child care provider in a licensed program for 4 years.

When will the application be open?

Thursday, June 15, 2023

Application Submission Date

Monday, July 31, 2023. No later than 5:00 pm EST

Customer Service Support Sessions

MSDE will hold two customer service support sessions for interested applicants. During these sessions, MSDE personnel will provide answers/technical assistance to questions. Interested applicants can use the link below to join a session. See dates and times below:

Customer Service Support Session 1

Wednesday, June 21, 2023
10:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
View the recording from the June 21st, 2023 Customer Service Support Session

Customer Service Support Session 2

Tuesday, June 27, 2023
2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Video call link

MSDE staff will also be available to provide technical assistance throughout the grant application process. Contact the following staff with questions related to this grant:


If you have questions about the application or the process, please contact the Program Monitor:

Agneatha Wright
Deputy Branch Chief -Workforce Advancement Branch
Maryland State Department of Education