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Evening in Annapolis 2015 is Cancelled
Unfortunately, it looks like the worst of this winter storm is going to arrive at the same time you all would be heading to Annapolis this afternoon.
The sponsors have made the difficult decision to cancel the event and ask you to stay home and safe during the storm. We appreciate your interest in learning about the legislative and budget issues that will have an impact on programs for young children and families this year, so we will email you with updates and alerts at times when you can reach out to the policy makers and voice your opinions. Please watch for emails from this email address -- and save it in your contacts if that will keep us out of your spam filters.
Thanks for being an advocate for your profession and the children and families you serve!
Maryland Family Network
Maryland Association for the Education of Young Children
Maryland Head Start Association
Maryland School Age Child Care Alliance
Maryland State Child Care Association
Maryland State Family Child Care Association
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2015 MSCCA Membership Applications
2015 Individual Membership
2015 Center Membership Application
2015 Business Membership Application
CONGRATULATIONS to the Community Based Child Care Centers/Programs for receiving grant monies from the state of Maryland to provide high quality early education to 4 year olds meeting the state criteria.
Six of the programs are our very own Maryland State Child Care Association members!
1. Excellent Start Early Learning Center
2. Successful Children Learning Center
3. Play and Learn at Hunt Valley
4. Kiddie Academy- Forest Hill
5. Norma and Carl Miller Children's Center- Frederick Community College
6. New Beginnings Christian Learning Center
Maryland’s Prekindergarten Expansion Grant Recipients
The State Early Childhood Advisory Council Bill (HB 461)
The MSCCA worked to pass this session and we were present for the Governors signing along with Maryland State Department of Education
Here is a summary of what the new regulations changes will do effective April 14, 2015:
The clarifying provisions about Montessori schools only apply to centers.
The definition of what is NOT childcare in center and LOC regulations is amended to make it clear that specialized training (which is exempt if that’s all there is) + custodial supervision (the essence of child care) = child care.
For all programs (FCC, center, LOC and LFCC) documentation that the facility has passed its most recent fire inspection is required for continuing registrations/licenses/LOCs.
For all programs (FCC, center, LOC and LFCC) the definition of “successfully passed” for a criminal background check had to be amended because the way CJIS reports criminal history has changed and the list of enumerated crimes is no longer used. The amendment adds to the family child care regulations the same list of crimes for which an individual must be excluded from child care for all other programs; and corrections are made to the citations for the list in each chapter’s definition of “successfully passed”.
The LFCC regulations are also amended to require submission of documentation of Worker’s Compensation Insurance.
Welcome to the Maryland State Child Care Association!
The Maryland State Child Care Association (MSCCA) is the premiere professional association for licensed child care and early learning centers operating in Maryland and for associated businesses and individuals that support the mission of the Association. Our members are committed to providing the highest levels of cognitive, social/emotional, and physical development in safe and secure environments for the children entrusted to their care. We truly believe that we care for Maryland’s most important natural resource,
As a not-for-profit 501(c)(3) trade association of child care centers, MSCCA provides professional development for the staff of member centers and educational outreach to the general public on matters related to early childhood education. MSCCA is actively engaged in the public policy arena to ensure that the laws and regulations governing our members are consistent with quality for the children and affordability for their parents and guardians. MSCCA Chapters in regions across Maryland provide our members with information, resources, and networking opportunities that are accessible on a local basis.
MSCCA is the official state affiliate of the National Child Care Association. Additionally, Board members participate actively with a variety of other organizations including, Maryland Family Network (MFN), Maryland State Department of Education (MSDE), Governor’s Council for Children and other organizations that share our members’ commitment to high quality, affordable child care and early learning.
More information about membership opportunities for MSCCA is available on our website (www.mscca.org). Interested child care centers, businesses serving the industry and individuals are encouraged to call or email the Executive Director or MSCCA Board members with any questions or for assistance.
More information about membership in the MSCCA is available under the section on Membership Applications. Interested child care centers, affiliates, businesses serving the industry, and individuals are welcome to call our offices at (410) 820.9196 or (877) 820.9196, toll-free in Maryland.