From our partners at the Maryland State Department of Education:
Please be advised. The Maryland Child Care Center Regulations effective January 13, 2020, are attached here.
The regulations will be posted on the MSDE website beginning later today, January 27, 2020. They will only be available on the website until February 28, 2020. They will be taken off our website at that time. They will be posted at this link https://earlychildhood.marylandpublicschools.org/regulations
Please note the following:
1. Criminal Background Checks/RAP Back: ALL staff must be fingerprinted for the Rap Back program immediately. If any employee of your facility has not been fingerprinted after 9/21/2017 for the Rap Back please contact me as soon as possible.
3. Medical Evals: For child care centers only, by September 1, 2020, medical evaluations must have been conducted within 5 years of the previous medical eval. If a center staff person has not had a medical in 6 years or more, they must have a new one by September 1, 2020. If they have one conducted in the last 2 years, they would not need one for 3 more years.
4. Basic Health & Safety Training Requirements: Basic H&S training must be completed within 90 days of employment if hired after January 13, 2020. If not completed by current/active staff, it must be completed by June 30, 2020.
Maryland State Department of Education