Individual phone counseling helps parents learn about various types of child care programs and provides guidelines for selecting high-quality care. Parents receive contact information for child care services that meet their needs – with information on hours, location, costs and other program information. LOCATE referral specialists are well-informed professionals holding a minimum of a Bachelor’s Degree in early childhood education or related field. Services are confidential.
Call toll free 1.877.261.0060
Monday through Friday 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m..
As an alternative to individual phone counseling, an online option lets parents searcha the child care database at their convenience. This option does not include all the information provided in one-on-one phone counseling services. The online search is located at www.marylandfamilynetwork.org.
LOCATE: Child Care Maintains:
A database of all programs that meet the State of Maryland regulations for child care:
Registered family child care
Licensed child care centers and school-aged programs
Certified summer camps
Head Start programs
Special counseling and referral services are available for military families, families of
children with special needs, and Spanish speaking families.
LOCATE: Child care is a free service provided by Maryland Family Network and funded
by the Maryland State Department of Education.