• The Maryland State Department of Education (MSDE) developed Maryland Together: Maryland’s Recovery Plan for Child Care, a plan to continue and expand child care during the COVID-19 Pandemic.  As the State entered the first recovery stage, MSDE announced the immediate start of a transition phase for child care, expanding access to child care to include families returning to work under Governor Hogan’s latest Executive Order.   Maryland Together: Maryland’s Recovery Plan for Child Care 




  • 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.
      1. Family child care programs may serve different children on different days.
      2. They may also serve up to 8 children at one time in the evening and on weekends.
      3. All child care programs must continue to adhere to group size allowed for by age in licensing regulations.

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.

Plan, Prepare and Respond to Coronavirus Disease 2019

On Wednesday, June 4th, 2020 Governor Larry Hogan announced that Maryland is now in Phase 2 of our roadmap to Recovery. 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: