LOCATE: Child Care Resource and Referral
Hours: Monday to Friday, 8:30 am to 4:00 pm
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
Parents can use the Child Care Referral Request Form for assistance in locating child care. A LOCATE Counselor will contact you with your referrals within three business days.
Child Care Referral Request-Print Version (English)
If you prefer to receive referrals by phone, call the number listed above to speak with a LOCATE counselor regarding your child care needs. You may search for referrals in the online Maryland statewide database.
Search for Child Care
Complaints or Concerns about a Child Care Provider:
Please visit the website of the Maryland Child Care Resource Network to read the official complaint policy and learn how to register any complaints you might have regarding a caregiver. You can also call the Office of Child Care at 410-750-8771.