LOCATE: Child Care Corporate Enhanced Referral Service is contracted by certain employers and institutions as a benefit to provide customized referral services and child care information to qualifying families (requirements below). 

Corporate Enhanced Referral Service provides:

  • Direct access to information about all registered and licensed child care programs throughout Maryland;
  • Confidential, individual counseling and assessment of child care needs to match those needs with available services;
  • Referrals to child care providers with immediate vacancies or potential future openings;
  • Service for families whose children have cognitive, motor, medical, or social challenges, including behavior;
  • Information on choosing the best child care for your situation;
  • Materials on specialized child care options and services (nanny and au pair agencies, transportation services, etc.), federal income tax credits for families, and financial assistance programs;
  • Follow-up assistance until placement is found or all resources are exhausted.

Requirements and registration:

Johns Hopkins faculty and staff/fully benefited Johns Hopkins hospital and health systems employees, including full-time postdocs, residents, and doctoral students who are fully funded by a wage or stipend, please complete the LOCATE: Child Care Johns Hopkins Registration Form. Once your registration form is received, our Corporate Enhanced Service will contact you as soon as possible. 

You may also contact us at 800.999.0120, option 2, or

Applied Physics Laboratory employees, please contact the APL Employee Assistance Program or the LOCATE Community Line Service at 877.261.0060.