Maryland State Child Care Association
Caring for Maryland’s Most Important Natural Resource
Join Us for the Maryland State Child Care Association Hybrid Leadership Symposium: Child Care Matters
October 12, 2023 7:00 AM to 3:45 PM
Receive 6 Hours of Approved MSDE Core of Knowledge Training Hours and Eligible for 2 PAU’s.
Attend in person or virtually.
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.
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CREDENTIAL APPLICATIONS MUST BE SENT DIRECTLY TO CHILD CARE CENTRAL USING ONE OF THE FOLLOWING METHODS:
Email: [email protected]
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.
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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...
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The FY 22 Prekindergarten Expansion Grant Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA) has been released today!! The application and related information are included below. The application can also be accessed on the MSDE Grants page linked below:...
If you are applying for a training voucher for the MSCCA Hybrid Conference by Land & Sea 2021, you can download a copy of this flyer to provide to MSDE in the voucher application process. Download Flyer
MSCCA would like to share a letter from Delegate Jared Soloman asking for support for House Bill 608 the Child Care Provider Support Act. Please share and contact your legislators. This legislation is so important to the early child care industry. Good afternoon,...
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New virtual training opportunities focusing on zero to three critical competencies. Click HERE for more information.
Important Message to Providers from MSDE! Even if you took the Provider Tuition Survey before, you must verify that all of your vouchers have been entered. • Go to the Online Survey Verification (also attached) to make sure each voucher from your Scholarship Specific...
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News from our partners at The Maryland STEM Fest: The Maryland STEM Festival runs virtually through November 1st. All events can be found on the website, https://marylandstemfestival.org/ Many events are geared for families with young children. Here are some of those...