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Resource Documents

RESOURCE DOCUMENTS

The following documents are primarily intended as guidance for the child care provider community with respect to a variety of child care program issues and practices. The Maryland State Department of Education's Office of Child Care uses many of these documents as the basis for assessing provider compliance with licensing requirements.

The items listed below are in .pdf format. You will need the Adobe Acrobat Reader to view them. If you do not already have the Reader, click the image.


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To download and view one of the documents, click on the highlighted document title. You may then print the document or save it on your computer as a .pdf file.


Accident Injury Record

Age-Appropriate Immunization Requirements

Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and Child Care

Animals in Child Care Facilities

Asthma and Allergies Resource Guide

Barriers to Protect Children from Safety Hazards

Child Intake Form

Child Nutrition Guidelines

Child Nutrition Guidelines: Infants

Child Food Program Changes: Milk

Child Food Program Changes: Water

Child Food Program Weekly Menu Planner

Communicable Disease Summary

Crib Safety Tips

Crib Standards

Daily Attendance Record

Daily Schedule (sample)

Developmental Characteristics

Diapering Procedure

Disaster Drill Record

Discipline Guide

Family Child Care: Importance of Routine

Family Child Care Application Form: Instructions for Completing

Fire Drill Record

First Aid Kits – Required Contents

General Sanitation Guidelines

Handwashing Procedure

Hiring Staff

Identifying Illness and Child Abuse

Infant Daily Report

Infant Activity Material Suggestions

Lead Poisoning FAQs

Maryland Child Passenger Safety Law

Off-Site Activity Permission Slip

Planning Your Facility – Materials and Equipment

Playground Safety

Playground and Water Safety Guidelines

Poisonous Plant Field Guide

Posted Emergency Information

Program Requirements – Curriculum Resource Guide

Qualifying Approved CPR/First Aid Training Curricula & Agencies

Reportable Diseases - COMAR 10.06.01

Requesting an Appeal

Site Plan (example)

Supervising Children

Staff-Child Ratio and Group Size Charts

Swimming/Wading Activity Permission

Volunteers in Child Co-Op Programs


Contact Information
Maryland State Department of Education
200 West Baltimore Street
Baltimore, MD 21201
 Licensing Branch
Regional Licensing Offices
Finding the Right Child Care
Parent's Guide to Regulated Care
Una Guía para Padres (en español)
Opening a Child Care Center
Opening a Family Child Care Home
Partners Newsletter
Forms
Formularios de Licencia (en español)
Provider Grant Program
Enforcement Actions and Appeals
Regulations
Policies and Guidelines
On-Line Licensing Inspection Results
 Office of Child Care
Licensing Branch
Child Care Subsidy Branch (Purchase of Care Program)
Credentialing Branch
Maryland EXCELS Branch
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