Maryland State Child Care Association

Caring for Maryland’s Most Important Natural Resource

Contact Information

Call: (410) 820- 9196


The Maryland State Child Care Association (MSCCA) is the premiere professional association for licensed child care and early learning centers operating in Maryland and for associated businesses and individuals that support the mission of the Association.

Business Membership

We thrive from the support of business members through their membership, event sponsorship, donations, and industry support to our centers.


News from Child Care Central


Fax: 410-229-0145
Mail: Child Care Central, PO Box 598 Baltimore Maryland 21203

For questions pertaining to your credential, please contact Child Care Central: 877-355-1229

Maryland Child Care Mapping

MFN and Upfront, a software company that validates and provides access to childcare data, developed a real-time interactive mapping tool to make data about the availability of care more transparent. The map breaks down to hyper local information and type of program so government officials and policymakers will be able to better understand where childcare deserts are throughout the state or even by neighborhood. Historically, this type of data is only updated yearly and has never been built to this scale in a public-facing tool. By making this type of childcare data transparent, policymakers have valuable information to support initiatives for the regions that need it most.

Membership Directory

View our membership directory for centers, school age, and individuals.

Policy Changes and Improvements to the Child Care Scholarship (CCS) Program

The providers participating in this program are essential and their challenges are real. These challenges range from facing multiple attendance verification audits throughout the year to delayed payments. Further, slow processing of CCS program applications affects the Maryland State Department of Education’s (MSDE’s) ability to provide timely...


News and Articles

Passion for Excellence Grant Now Open

Are you passionate about working with young children? Do you strive for excellence for children and for yourself as a teacher, provider, or program? Let MSCCA help you ignite your passion and reach the high standards required in our state. MSCCA will pay direct...

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The Child Care Capital Support Virtual Q&A

Get the 411! Don’t miss this time sensitive opportunity! The Child Care Capital Support revolving loan fund awareness and application review and q & a virtual roundtable on Wednesday, October 19, 2022 from 1:30-2:30 pm via zoom link Please register for this free...

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PreK Grants Overview (Spanish and English)

Sharing from our partners at the Maryland State Department of Education: We are holding a general overview of the Blueprint for Maryland’s Future Prekindergarten Expansion Grants and Maryland State Prekindergarten Programs for Spanish-speaking prekindergarten and...

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Statewide Virtual Child Care Town Hall – January 29th

Join the first of multiple virtual statewide Town Halls with one click from home and share your important support for child care!  Maryland has a significant surplus of money and in order to build a stronger, more equitable, effective, efficient child care system that...

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