Maryland EXCELS Provider Appreciation

Maryland EXCELS appreciates your hard work, dedication and commitment to providing high-quality child care and early education to the children in our state.

In celebration of Child Care Provider Appreciation Day (May 11), Maryland EXCELS is extending an exclusive offer to 2,000 of our published programs to sign up for a free year-long subscription to Child Care Exchange Magazine!

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CACFP Thirty on Thursdays

Join Team Nutrition for monthly training webinars on hot topics related to the CACFP Meal Pattern requirements.
Webinars will be held on the third Thursday of every month, in English from 2 to 2:30 PM ET and in Spanish from 3 to 3:30 PM ET.

Registration Information

April 19, 2018: Offer Versus Serve in the CACFP

Register to attend:

  • English (2 to 2:30 PM ET)
  • Spanish (3 to 3:30 PM ET)
  • Live webinar registration is limited to the first 3000 registrants. All webinars will be recorded and made available through the Team Nutrition website if you are unable to participate in the live version or want to replay the session again later.

Upcoming Webinars

  • May 17, 2018: Methods for Healthy Cooking
  • June 21, 2018: Adding Whole Grains to Your Menu
  • July 19, 2018: Feeding Infants: 0-5 months
  • August 16, 2018: How to Support Breastfeeding in the CACFP
  • September 20, 2018: Feeding Infants: Starting with Solids

Recorded Webinars

  • October 19, 2017Choose Breakfast Cereals That Are Lower in Added Sugars” webinar [English] [Spanish]
  • November 16, 2017: Choose Yogurts That Are Lower in Added Sugars” webinar [English] [Spanish]
  • January 18, 2018: Serving Milk in the CACFP [English] [Spanish]
  • February 15, 2018: Meal Planning for the CACFP [Coming Soon!]
  • March 15, 2018 Serving Meat and Meat Alternates at Breakfast [Coming Soon!]

Car Seat Inspections

Come out and get your car seat inspected. Certified child passenger safety technicians will complete a check-list and teach you how to install and use your car seat correctly.  Appointments take approximately 45 minutes per car seat. Please pre-install the seat(s) to the best of your ability and bring both your car seat and vehicle owners manuals.