Child Care

LOCATE: Child Care is a free, referral service with detailed information on all regulated child care in Maryland. Our trained referral specialists will help you select the best care option for your family based on your personal preferences including program type, location and cost.


The Child Care Scholarship Program provides financial assistance with child care costs to eligible working families in Maryland.

Maryland EXCELS is a quality rating and improvement system. By choosing a Maryland EXCELS participating program, families know that the program is committed to quality and continuous improvement by meeting standards that exceed the state’s licensing requirements.

HRDC Early Head Start is a unique federally funded program, offering quality care and education to low-income families.