CONFERENCE BY THE SEA 2018 IS FULL.
MSCCA Conference by the Sea 2018 is sold out! Registration/waitlist are closed.
In addition, we are addressing the waitlist and contacting individuals based on limited space available. MSCCA registration support will connect with waitlist individuals.
If you would like to exhibit at Conference by the Sea 2018, contact Barry Benesch (PH: 443-878-3988, Email: firstname.lastname@example.org).
Conference by the Sea May 3 - 6, 2018
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Conference By The Sea Keynote Speaker:
Eric Litwin the # 1 Best Selling Author who brings literacy and music together.
Eric Litwin is a song singing, guitar strumming, # 1 New York Times Best Selling author who brings early literacy and music together. He is the original author of the Pete the Cat series as well as the author of The Nuts and Groovy Joe. Eric’s books have sold over 10 million copies, been translated into 15 languages, and won 19 literacy awards including a Theodor Geisel Seuss Honor Award.
News and Articles
See below a request to assist our Partners at Maryland Family Network with important updates so parents can LOCATE your programs! Read below and take a few minutes to update. Your efforts are truly appreciated. ...
We Need Your Help To let the Governor know we support his signing important legislation in bills SB 379 and HB 430 that MSCCA testified in support of during session and met with Governor’s office to share our support for this important piece of legislation. We need...
Maryland State Summit on School Safety Reset for April 19 Reps from 24 School Systems to Learn the Latest Security Measures BALTIMORE (April 6, 2018) – Leaders from Maryland’s 24 local school systems will meet in Annapolis on Thursday, April 19 for the 2018 Maryland...
Congratulations! Important news to share...MSCCA is excited to share the news of the passage of SB 379 to increase child care subsidies up to 60% within a multi year period. We will share final amended bill soon. See article below MSCCA is proud to have worked on this...
New Resource and Webinar on School-Age Data Thursday, March 29, 2018 3:00–4:00 p.m. (Eastern Daylight Time) Register on line now. What Data Can Tell Us About School-Age Child Care and the CCDF Program The National Center on Afterschool and Summer Enrichment (NCASE) is...
A link to the March 2018 edition of the Maryland State Department of Education bulletin can be found here.
Welcome to the Maryland State Child Care Association!
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. Our members are committed to providing the highest levels of cognitive, social/emotional, and physical development in safe and secure environments for the children entrusted to their care. We truly believe that we care for Maryland’s most important natural resource, our children. As a not-for-profit 501(c)(3) trade association of child care centers, MSCCA provides professional development for the staff of member centers and educational outreach to the general public on matters related to early childhood education. MSCCA is actively engaged in the public policy arena to ensure that the laws and regulations governing our members are consistent with quality for the children and affordability for their parents and guardians. MSCCA Chapters in regions across Maryland provide our members with information, resources, and networking opportunities that are accessible on a local basis. MSCCA is the official state affiliate of the National Child Care Association. Additionally, Board members participate actively with a variety of other organizations including, Maryland Family Network (MFN), Maryland State Department of Education (MSDE), Governor’s Council for Children and other organizations that share our members’ commitment to high quality, affordable child care and early learning. More information about membership opportunities for MSCCA is available on our website (www.mscca.org). Interested child care centers, businesses serving the industry and individuals are encouraged to call or email the Executive Director or MSCCA Board members with any questions or for assistance. More information about membership in the MSCCA is available under the section on Membership Applications. Interested child care centers, affiliates, businesses serving the industry, and individuals are welcome to call our offices at (410) 820.9196 or (877) 820.9196, toll-free in Maryland.
How can you help LOCATE and yourself?
Do You Support Locate: Child Care Service?
Locate: Child Care for Providers
How can you help LOCATE and yourself? LOCATE: Child Care staff depend on complete and accurate information in order to serve the needs of the parents. Providing your fee schedules allows for an accurate cost of care analysis.
Here is how you can help: • Complete the annual database questionnaire. • Let LOCATE know when there are changes in your program, such as hours and fees. • Call the Provider Support Line monthly with your vacancy information
Have you updated your LOCATE program information in the past year? You now have two easy ways to update your record. You can enter your program information online:
Access the Family Child Care Provider Online Questionnaire here Access the Group Program Online Questionnaire here Or you can also download and print a copy of the appropriate questionnaire:
Download Family Child Care Provider Questionnaire here Download Group Program Questionnaire here After completing the questionnaire, return it to LOCATE by either: Faxing it to 410.385.0561 or, scanning the completed form and emailing it to: email@example.com or, Mailing the completed form to: LOCATE: Child Care 1001 Eastern Avenue, 2nd floor Baltimore, MD 21202
The Locate Provider Support Line is also available to you.
You may call 1-866-752-1614 to report information on your child care program, such as vacancies, fee changes, and other record updates.
Additional resources for providers can be found here. Download the Locate: Child Care Brochure for Providers
Locate: Child Care for Parents
Selecting child care is one of the most important decisions a family will ever make. Take the time to make the right choice—the first five years last forever.
Maryland Family Network’s LOCATE: Child Care is a free, referral service with detailed information on all regulated child care in Maryland. Our trained referral specialists will help you identify care based on your personal preferences including program type, location and cost. Reliable child care is just a phone call away.
A trained LOCATE: Child Care Referral Specialist is ready to help you select the best child care option for your family. (Toll-Free) 877.261.0060. Read more here about the many services offered to parents by Locate: Child Care. Download the Locate: Child Care Brochure for Parents
Contact FloJean Speck at LOCATE: Child Care at firstname.lastname@example.org should you need assistance.