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Divisions > Early Childhood Development

MSDE has an online child care licensing inspection results site – www.CheckCCMD.org!  The site offers detailed compliance findings from child care licensing inspections conducted since January 2011, as well as links to a wide range of information about early care and education in Maryland.


The following subtitles and chapters of Title 13A State Board of Education under the Code of Maryland Regulations (COMAR) govern early childhood programs in Maryland:

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•  COMAR 13A.06.02, Prekindergarten Programs

•  Subtitle 15, Chapters 01-15, Family Child Care

(COMAR 13A.15.01-.15)

•    Subtitle 16, Chapters 01-19, Child Care Centers (COMAR 13A.16.01-.19)

•  Subtitle 17, Chapters 01-16, Child Care—Letters of

Compliance (COMAR 13A.17.01-.16)


•  Subtitle 18, Chapters 01-16, Large Family Child Care Homes (COMAR 13A.18.01-.16)

  COMAR 13A.14.06 Child Care Subsidy Program


  COMAR 13A.14.07 Family Day Care Provider Direct Grant Fund

  COMAR 13A.14.08 Child Care Training Approval

  13A.14.09 Maryland Child Care Credential Program 

  COMAR 13A.14.10 Child Care Accreditation Support Fund

  COMAR 13A.14.11 Child Care Quality Incentive Grant Program


  13A.14.14 Maryland EXCELS


Contact Information
DECD Office of Child Care Help Desk


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