Business Start Up

Are you interested in caring for and educating Maryland’s children? Are you thinking of opening your own business? Project ACT can help you get there.


Start Up Support for Child Care Centers

Project ACT can work hand in hand with the Office of Child Care to support new professionals adhere to licensing standards. An Early Childhood Coach can help create professional development and training plans for staff. Project ACT can recommend environmental strategies that support all children. Project ACT can also connect new professionals with statewide quality initiatives.

Start Up Support for Family Child Care Professionals

Growing Opportunities for Family Child Care (GOFCC) and Rebuilding Family Child Care (RFCC) are incubator programs which provide targeted training, coaching, and resources to support interested individuals in opening a family child care business. These programs guide you through the licensing process while supporting you in building a strong business foundation and high quality child care program. Participation is free and includes all of the required training, access to knowledgeable coaches, and a variety of resources which will support you in opening and operating your child care business. If you live in Baltimore, Harford or Cecil counties and want to learn more, complete our interest form and we will contact you.

Become a Member

Membership provides users with discounts on training, free resources, special events, and can be used for Professional Activity Units.