Market Rate Survey-Determining the Rates of Child Care Scholarships

On behalf of MSDE Office of Child Care we are asking that you complete the Market Rate Survey (please see the link below). The information you provide is very important for determining the child care scholarship rates (formerly child care subsidy) for each region in the state. The great news is that with the increased income guidelines, more families than ever are eligible to receive scholarship money to help offset the cost of childcare. How does this affect you? By completing the Market Rate Survey you are helping to determine the true cost of child care across the state. Even if you do not accept child care scholarships your information matters for determining scholarship rates, as well as giving policy makers a better understanding of the real cost of child care. This information will be used to make critical policy decisions by state legislators who determine the rates of reimbursement.

Please complete the survey below in paper form or online by March 29, 2019 by following the link below:


Your responses will be confidential and will only be used to determine an overall picture of what programs are charging for child care tuition.


Please note that

  • The survey has been simplified. It should take no more than 2 minutes to complete.
  • OCC will offer one (1) Professional Activity Unit (PAU) for those individuals completing the survey.

Once the surveys are completed, OCC will analyze the data to determine the true cost of quality care including the resources necessary to attract and retain the best possible teachers and staff for all child care programs.

Individuals completing the survey for their programs will receive 1 PAU toward the Maryland Child Care Credential.

Have Questions or Need Assistance? Please contact us today or Maryland Family Network at