Resources for Early Care and Education Professionals
  • Child Protective Services - A part of Maryland Department of Human Services - Social Services, lists contacts for local offices and quick links to child abuse reporting requirements and processes.
  • Early Childhood Career Center - Careers in early childhood can provide a rewarding opportunity for those who choose to make their life’s work focus on a critical time in the lives of children. From working directly with children or supporting those who do - there are lots of opportunities in the field of early childhood to chose from. Whether you are a student considering a career in early childhood or an early childhood professional considering your career options, utilize these resources to explore the many available career opportunities in Maryland.
  • MSDE OCC Hiring Staff Resource Guide - Provides information regarding hiring staff, staff/child ratio requirements for centers and large homes, employment prohibitions, reporting staff changes and contains links to resources and forms.