For Families
LOCATE: Childcare provides a variety of information and services for families. Trained parent counselors are available to help you with your parenting questions and concerns. Some of the issues we can help you with include: To complete an online search for child care, parents can visit


Searching for School-Age Child Care and Activities? Try these links:

Do you have a young child between the ages of 0 to 5?

Click here to connect to a great printable resource titled, "Everything You Always Wanted to Know About School Readiness."

Remember, learning begins at birth!!

Links For Families

  Maryland Family Network

  Anne Arundel County Public Libraries

  Child Care Aware of America

  Anne Arundel County Public Schools

  Maryland State Department of Education

  Child Care Aware

  The Parenting Center

  Ready At Five .ORG

Information regarding parenting - ParentTips - Monthly resource for parents of young children.

As part of the ERIC clearinghouse on elementary and early childhood education, this site focuses on information for parents. You will find a lot of great resources, including a magazine, discussion list, conference events, state networks, an “ask-ERIC” section, and much more.

  Zero to Three

Zero to Three is a national non-profit charitable organization whose aim is to strengthen and support families, practitioners and communities to promote the healthy development of babies and toddlers. Visit this website to find information and resources for both parents and professionals.

  National Resource Center for Health and Safety in Child Care

Some highlights of this website include a study on cost, quality and outcomes, state child care regulations, and national safety standards. An extensive links page with resources on everything from lead poisoning to playground safety is useful for both parents and child care providers.

This website contains a library of specific diagnoses and a wide range of topics related to special needs. There is information about connecting with other people, health care and product information, message boards, community and educational resources, places of worship, options for recreation and leisure, and a guide to the Internet.

  Hope for All

Provides services to people without sufficient resources to provide for their own needs in Anne Arundel County, Baltimore City and the Appalachian Region. Resources include furniture, bedding, household items, clothes, school supplies, etc.

  LOCATE: Complaint Policy

For parents who are dissatisfied with child care provider or program, go to the LOCATE Complaint Policy