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Through LOCATE: Child Care, families can access free, one-on-one telephone counseling support for to search for licensed child care in Maryland. Our experienced counselors are eager to speak with you Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. and can be reached at 1-877-261-0060.

Online Searches

After School Activities provides online access for parents and children who are searching for information about after-school activities and programs of all kinds. Currently, this database contains information on over 2,200 after-school programs, including all regulated after-school programs in the state of Maryland.

LOCATE Child Care Assist enables parents and guardians to conduct self-guided online searches for 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.

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Especially for Child Care Providers

Licensed providers may call 1.866.752.1614 to update information on vacancies, fees, telephone hours, and any aspects particular to your program. It is important to do this periodically so that we have current referral information available and can best serve you. Visit Maryland Family Network to learn more.


Complaint Policy

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