LOCATE: CHILD CARE
Through LOCATE: Child Care, parents can access free, one-on-one telephone counseling support for parents and guardians seeking licensed child care in Harford and Cecil Counties. Our experienced counselors are eager to speak with you Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. and can be reached at 1-877-261-0060.
Out-of-School Activities provides online access for parents and children who are searching for information about after-school activities and programs of all kinds. Currently, this database contains information on over 2,200 after-school programs, including all regulated after-school programs in the state of Maryland.
LOCATE Child Care Assist enables parents and guardians to conduct self-guided online searches for regulated child care programs in Maryland that include family child care, child care centers, before and after school programs, summer camps, Head Start programs, nursery schools, part-day programs, and private kindergarten programs.
Especially for Child Care Providers
Licensed providers may call 1.866.752.1614 to update information on vacancies, fees, telephone hours, and any aspects particular to your program. It is important to do this periodically so that we have current referral information available and can best serve you. Visit Maryland Family Network to learn more.
Visit our Community Resources page for a variety of links to support you and your program.
Need to update your LOCATE program information? You can now enter your program information online using the Provider Questionnaire.
LOCATE Complaint Policy provides the procedures followed by LOCATE staff when a complaint is received about a licensed child care provider.
Helpful Data and Reports
- Maryland Child Care Demographics 2017
- Maryland Child Care Demographics 2016
- Maryland Child Care Demographics 2015
- Maryland Child Care Demographics 2014
- 2017 Harford County Demographics
- 2016 Harford County Demographics
- 2017 Cecil County Demographics
- 2016 Cecil County Demographics
- Trends in Child Care 2016
- Trends in Child Care 2015
- Trends in Child Care 2014