A Comprehensive Approach to Supporting Child Care

All you have to do is connect with us to begin the process

240-777-GROW (4769)


Expansion: Increasing Child Care Seats in The Community

Our staff is available to support new programs from application to opening your doors, and beyond! Montgomery County is committed to expanding high-quality child care so families can have options that support their unique families' needs. Our staff can provide guidance to those wanting to open a child care center, as well as work with other public agencies in offering child care at their site.

Interested in working from home and earning money?  We offer  Growing Opportunities in Family Child Care (or GOFCC!) our nationally-recognized model that provides an innovative and comprehensive approach to opening your family child care program. Gain the skills to run your small business by taking advantage of financial supports, having a business coach, and course incentives.  Our program will ensure you have a strong foundation for success.

Coaching: Working with The Educator

Our coaching is free and customized support for you. We use a strength-based reflective coaching model which starts with you and focuses on working with your unique needs and individualized goals. Depending on the topic you request, this can be in the form of a phone call, one-on-one meetings, site visits, consultation, or any combination of these.  When you call 240-777-GROW, our intake specialist will gather information about your specific needs. Sometimes we can answer your question over the phone or refer to an existing service. Other times, you will be assigned a coach to work on your specific concern. Your coach will come to your program to observe and assess your needs. Together, you will identify goals and determine actions steps. Your coach will work with you to provide the support necessary to reach your goals.

Quality Enhancement: Working with The Program

Our staff are here to help you meet all licensing and quality standards of child care programming.  These could include quality benchmarks such as Maryland EXCELS and Accreditation, as well as business markers like marketing, budgeting, and record keeping. Our services are free to all licensed centers and registered family child care programs in Montgomery County.  All you have to do is connect with us to begin the process.

Professional Development: Increasing Knowledge and Skills

Experts in their field, our highly qualified instructors possess a variety of experiences that include child development, class environments, inclusion, challenging behaviors, leadership, and business management. Our trainers are skilled in creating and delivering interactive and experiential learning experiences. We offer convenient and affordable training, in both English and Spanish, at our Rockville location and at your site. In addition, we offer community-based courses throughout Montgomery County in collaboration with our partners.  Our menu offers a variety of state-approved Core of Knowledge training that meets all licensing requirements, fulfills credential requirements, and allows you to grow professionally.

Our staff are available to provide guidance in selecting a learning pathway that meets your individual goal. For example, moving up in the Maryland Child Care Credential, obtaining a Child Development Associate, or pursuing a college degree.  Whichever path you choose, we will be with you each step of the way.