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   Arundel Child Care Connections office is closed to the public until further notice. All face to face trainings are suspended. Trainings will now be provided via webinar until further notice. Technical Assistance and ECMH will be available in a virtual format as no in place visits will take place at this time. We thank you in advance as we go through these changes due to present conditions. As always if you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact us: 443-782-5001

Arundel Child Care Connections, Inc. (ACCC) is a not-for-profit community service organization that is dedicated to ensuring that ALL children in Anne Arundel County have access to healthy, safe, and nurturing environments. This is accomplished by creating connections with families, child care professionals, businesses, and community organizations to help educate and promote the importance of quality child care.

We offer valuable training and support services for new and established child care programs and provide parents with information on evaluating and choosing quality child care, as well as resources on various parenting issues. Please browse through the information and resources we offer on our website. Feel free to contact us with any questions and/or comments.

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ATTENTION All Child Care Providers!!!! 

PHASE 2 GUIDANCE FROM MSDE

MSDE is providing this clarification on child care operating procedures in Maryland. All parents are now eligible to access child care services. All child care providers may reopen, as long as they follow all health department protocols listed on the MSDE website and adhere to class size restrictions. In order to reopen, providers must contact their licensing specialist and complete a Child Care Verification of Reopening form.

Class sizes in child care centers are now expanded to a maximum of 15 individuals per classroom with a ratio of no more than 1:14 for three and four year-olds. This is a temporary relaxing of the regulations. Family child care programs are limited to no more than 8 children at one time and no more than 15 persons total including residents. Family child care programs may serve different children on different days. They may also serve up to 8 children at one time in the evening and on weekends. All child care programs must continue to adhere to group size allowed for by age in licensing regulations.

Please continue to review our FAQs and resources on our website at https://earlychildhood.marylandpublicschools.org/.

Thank you for your continued service as essential persons providing child care for Maryland’s families.

 

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