Looking for Child Care?

LOCATE: Child Care is a free, personalized resource and referral counseling service designed to help parents choose a quality child care program that meets their needs. Referrals are provided for licensed child care centers, registered family child care homes, nursery schools, Head Start programs, and before/after school programs and summer programs.

Parents can use the Child Care Referral Request Form for assistance in locating child care. A LOCATE Counselor will contact you with your referrals within three business days.

If you prefer to receive referrals by phone, call 877-261-0060 to speak with a LOCATE counselor regarding your child care needs. Bilingual services are available.

You may also search for referrals in the online Maryland statewide database

Maryland Family Network also has specialized services for parents searching for Children with Special Needs.

Please visit the website of the Maryland Family Network to read the official complaint policy and learn how to register any complaints you might have regarding a caregiver. You can also call the Office of Child Care at 240-314-1400.

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