Child Care providers are always learning. So whether your are just beginning your career or you've been at it for decades, these resources are sure to help.
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Resources For Becoming A Child Care Provider

Through the Maryland Child Care Resource Network, we help providers understand the requirements for opening a child care program. We outline regulations and other important guidelines to ensure high-quality programs.

Licensing and Compliance

Licensing And Compliance

Individuals, corporations, schools, and others operating family or center-based child care programs must meet the Code of Maryland Regulations (COMAR) Title 13A: chapter 1 for family child care homes and chapter 2 for child care centers.

Support for Children with Behavioral Issues

Support For Children With Behavioral Issues

Maryland Family Network provides consultation for children with developmentally appropriate behavioral issues.

Support for Children with Special Needs

Support For Children With Special Needs

Maryland Family Network, through the Maryland Child Care Resource Network, provides technical assistance and support to child care providers to help them accommodate children with special needs.



Training programs for new and current childcare providers are available throughout the state. These sessions are approved by Maryland Child Care Administration and meet the minimum state requirements for increasing levels of professional development.

Child Care for Providers

Child Care for Providers

Thousands of parents use LOCATE: Child Care each year to find child care. Learn more about this free program and how it can help providers too.


Using Positive Discipline

Discipline means to teach or to develop by instruction. It doesn't not mean punishment. Learn more about using positive discipline with the children in your care.