MSCCA’s Facts Not Fears

Maryland State Child Care Association is aware of COVID-19’s devastating effects on programs, employees, families, and communities. MSCCA’s goal is to provide as many resources as possible to ensure that members are armed with the information, tools, and resources necessary to weather this storm.

Plan, Prepare and Respond to Coronavirus Disease 2019

ATTENTION ALL CHILD CARE PROVIDERS: Monday, March 30th, 2020 Governor Larry Hogan issued a new executive order- Stay-at-Home Order.

Please click here for the complete executive order.

  • For more information about COVID-19 in Maryland, including new executive actions from the Governor,  please use the link below:

Maryland Department of Health 

The Office of Governor Larry Hogan

Maryland Strong: Roadmap to Recovery

  • For general information regarding COVID-19 please use the link below:


As many of you are aware beginning at the end of the day on Friday, March 27, 2020, all child care programs were to be closed-Except Those Serving Essential Personnel who have been approved by OCC.
During this State of Emergency, child care programs have been established by the State to serve only designated essential personnel. These programs are at no cost to designated essential personnel.
Eligible programs may be found on the MSDE website at or by using the LOCATE: Child Care resource, a telephone service that is available by phone Monday – Friday at 877-261-0060 between 7:00 AM and 7:00 PM.

Please note that child care programs must limit classrooms or rooms in a family home setting to no more than 10 persons, including the teacher.  

No more than 10 can be in one classroom.  

For home settings, no more than 10 persons total can have access to space. This includes the residents of the household

Parents and caregivers of essential personnel may call one of the following numbers for additional information:
410-767-0335      410-870-2544     410-767-7798      410-767-7805

COVID-19 (Novel Corona Virus) Possible Exposure AND CHILD CARE CENTERS

  • Please see the below link/resource regarding the Novel Corona Virus (COVID-19)  and guidance for schools/child care centers from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and Child Care Aware

Interim Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID19) Guidance for Child Care Settings

If you have a confirmed case of COVID-19 in your center please click here for more information.