Guidance for Child Care Providers during COVID-19


Resources for Families Looking For Child Care:

  • Approved/Operating Child Care Sites- A Listing of Approved Child Care programs and family child care providers is updated on a daily/weekly basis. (Listed to the right of the screen under the "COVID-19 Related Links" click Approved/Operating Child Care Sites.)
  • FAQ for Parents - Maryland's Recovery Plan for Childcare Frequently Asked Questions.
  • LOCATE: Child Care - A free personalized resource, referral and counseling service to help parents choose quality child care to meet their needs.  If you’re a parent of a child with special needs or would like to speak with a Referral Specialist in Spanish, please call LOCATE: Child Care Enhanced Services at 1-800-999-0120.  
  • The Care Line  - A free information and referral service to help Howard County families identify needs and link them to agencies, programs and organizations.  Phone: (410) 313-2273 Email:
  • Child Care Scholarship Program - Program provides financial assistance with the costs of child care to eligible working families in Maryland. Phone: 1-866-243-8796
  • The Parent's Guide to Howard County 2020 - Resources and information from infancy through the teen years
  • Summer Resource Guide for Families - The Summer Resource Guide for Families provides links to a variety of services and information  including child care, activities fo