Description of Program

The Office of Child Care, Licensing Branch is in the Maryland State Department of Education’s (MSDE) Division of Early Childhood Education (DECD) and is responsible for the licensure and registration of child care facilities and the approval of nonpublic nursery schools statewide. As mandated by Education Statute, the Licensing Branch’s regulatory activity serves as a means for protecting the health, safety and welfare of children in out of home care. All regulatory activities are carried out by staff in thirteen regional and two field offices. Staff license child care centers, register family child care homes, approve nonpublic nursery schools, and monitor their compliance with, COMAR 13A.16 Child Care Center Licensing, COMAR 13A.17 Letters of Compliance, COMAR 13A.15 Family Child Care, COMAR 13A.18 Large Family Child Care Homes, and COMAR 13A.16.16 Educational Programs in Nonpublic Nursery Schools, as applicable. Read the entire article on the licensingchildcarebranch


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