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.

Save the Dates

April 28 – May 1, 2022: MSCCA Conference by the Land and Sea 2022

Membership Directory

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


News and Articles

Important Provider Information from MSDE

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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Mission and Priorities

We would like to respond in a thoughtful way to the issues in society and have worked with the Board of Directors over several weeks to expand our Vision and Mission to reflect and embrace this important philosophy statement that will inform our work and help us focus more on social justice, diversity, race and equity related to our vision and mission. We have created this as a resource document that will offer some ideas for next steps for all of us to learn and grow. We are open to more resources and feedback from our members and will continue to add to, create and share more resources as we receive them.

You can read or download the resource document by clicking on it.

MSCCA 2021 Priorities


MSCCA Mission Statement

Our Mission

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 ( 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.


URGENT: HELP SAVE CHILD CARE IN MARYLAND We need Child Care Providers and Programs to Advocate NOW! Go to to find contact info for your representatives. Use this linked PDF for your email template. Provider Template Constituent Letter (revised 2)CP-fill

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: 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 should you need assistance.

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