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Divisions > Early Childhood Development > Collaboration and Program Improvement
Infants and Toddlers

The MSDE Division of Early Childhood Development (DECD) contracts with vendors and/or organizations to provide services to infant/toddler caregivers including; training, technical assistance, and mentoring. Training subject matter includes: Brain Development, Child Development Curricula, and Health and Safety. Also, we are expecting to fund several child care programs to expand their existing full-day, infant and toddler program to serve additional families.

The following is a list of organizations and institutions that are under contract to DECD to provide services to infant/toddler programs:
  • Southern Maryland Child Care Resource Center Infant and Toddler Training Project
  • Anne Arundel County Community College
  • Friends of the Family - The Caring Connection: A Help Line for Child Care Providers
  • The Child Care Connection, Inc. and Montgomery County Project
  • Baltimore City Child Care Resource Center "Directions" Project
  • Prince George's County Child Care Resource Center
  • Upper Shore Resource and Referral at Chesapeake College
  • The Garrett, Allegany and Washington Counties Joint Regional Training and Technical Assistance Project

Contact Information
Linda Zang, Chief, Collaboration and Program Improvement Branch

Division of Early Childhood Development
Maryland State Department of Education

200 West Baltimore Street
Baltimore, MD 21201
Phone:  (410) 767-0140
Email:  lzang@msde.state.md.us
Rolf Grafwallner, Ph.D., Assistant State Superintendent

Division of Early Childhood Development
Maryland State Department of Education

200 West Baltimore Street
Baltimore, MD 21201
Phone:  410-767-0335
Email: 

lscott@msde.state.md.us

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