LOCATE: Child Care for Parents

Hours: Monday to Friday, 7:00 am to 7:00 pm
Contact: 877-261-0060

LOCATE: Child Care is a free, personalized resource and referral counseling service designed to help parents choose a quality child care program that meets their needs.

LOCATE: Child Care maintains a computerized listing of all Howard County:

  • Registered family child care homes
  • Licensed center-based and school-age programs
  • Certified camps
  • Certified nursery schools
  • Head Start programs
  1. Parents can use the Child Care Questionnaire Form or visit for assistance in locating child care. A LOCATE Counselor will contact you with your referrals within three business days.
  2. If you prefer to receive referrals by phone, call 877-261-0060 to speak with a LOCATE counselor regarding your child care needs.
  3. You may search for referrals in the online Maryland statewide database.

Complaints or Concerns about a Child Care Provider?
Please visit the Office of Child Care Region 6 (Howard County) webpage. You can also call the Office of Child Care at 410-750-8771.

Need additional help finding child care to meet your needs?
Call the CARE Line at 410-313-CARE (2273) for additional resources.

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