Find Child Care

Parents and guardians can find child care through LOCATE: Child Care, a comprehensive directory of child care offerings throughout the state.

You can conduct a self-guided online search through the LOCATE Assist website, maintained by the Maryland Family Network, or speak to one of our experienced counselors Monday - Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. at 1-877-261-0060. Through LOCATE: Child Care, you can find regulated child care programs in Maryland that include family child care, child care centers, before- and after-school programs, summer camps, Head Start programs, nursery schools, part-day programs, and private kindergarten programs.

If you need one-on-one support, please contact Roxana Fuentes, Family Resource Specialist, at 1-877-261-0060, ext. 1402. You can also submit this customer intake form. Se habla Español.


Because parents regularly visit the  LOCATE: Child Care website to make informed decisions about child care, it is critical that you keep your information accurate and updated. The more complete your listing, the more effectively Maryland Family Network can help parents find and choose your child care program. You can review and update your listing here: https://www.marylandfamilynetwork.org/for-providers/update-your-record. You can also call 1-866-752-1614 to update information on vacancies, fees, telephone hours, and any aspects particular to your program. Visit Maryland Family Network to learn more.

Visit our Community Resources page for a variety of links to support you and your program.


LOCATE Complaint Policy provides the procedures followed by LOCATE staff when a complaint is received about a licensed child care provider.


Meet Mrs. Manda Harvey (Upper Marlboro) 

"The services that LOCATE provides allows you to conduct your own child care search by using a navigation system that is guided by the information that the user provides. Mrs. Harvey finds it helpful that if she needs any additional help that LOCATE has live agents available by calling to speak to directly or by commenting in the Chat section."