Child Development Credential Funding Opportunity

Maryland Family Network, the Maryland State Department of Education (MSDE), and the Council for Professional Recognition are partnering to provide thousands of Maryland’s early childhood educators with financial support to help them earn the Child Development Associate (CDA) Credential. These financial awards will cover registration and other fees as well as books required for the program.

By earning their CDA, Maryland’s child care professionals will expand their career options and have greater knowledge with which to serve young children across our state.

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The Family Child Care Provider Direct Grant Program

The Family Child Care Provider Direct Grant Fund Program exists to help registered family child care providers offset some of the costs of opening their child care programs.

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Face coverings are required for all public places including child care when indoors for those ages 5 and up. Face coverings are also required outdoors if social distancing is not possible for those ages 5 and up.
Some counties may have additional restrictions for face coverings (masks). Please make sure you know and adhere to your county’s requirements.