Locate: Child Care
About the Services

For children 6 weeks-12 years old. Home-based care (the provider's home) and center-based care only (though a specialist can send you a resource guide regarding in-home nanny/au pair services). Assistance for Spanish language or special needs children. Covers child care, schools, and summer camps
Community Services
Open to anyone needing care in Maryland
Callers are given a short list of providers from their database based upon an initial screening. The list is not verified, meaning there is no guarantee that the information is current, complete, or that there are openings.
Enhanced Services
Open to employees and students of the University of Maryland, College Park
Make sure to mention that you have a UID number, and have it ready
After an initial screening, a referral specialist will research which care professionals are most appropriate for your family (and currently have openings), and send you an electronic profile of 3-4 providers with the most up to date information. The specialist can also provide educational materials and strategies to help you with your selection. If none of the providers meet your needs, the specialist will locate additional ones for you.

Montgomery County Public Schools
Free Preschool: Children who are 4 years old by September 1 from low-income families can enroll in free Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) Pre-Kindergarten and Head Start programs. You can contact them at call (301) 230-0676.
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Child Care Subsidy (CCS)
Offers child care subsidies to provide assistance with child care costs to eligible working parents in Maryland. There are income requirements and you do have to fill out an application. You can contact them at 1-866-243-8796.
For eligibility requirements and application

Working Parents Assistance (WPA)
Offers child care subsidies to provide assistance with child care costs to income-eligible parents working 35 hours or more a week.
Location & Contact Information:
7300 Calhoun Place, Suite 700,
Rockville, MD
For eligibility requirements

Montgomery College Child Care Services
USG provides referrals to students who need child care to Montgomery College's nearby child care services located at the Germantown Campus. Participating students may enroll their children for full- or half-day programs and are given a reduced "student rate" for this service. For more information or to schedule a visit, please contact Montgomery College Child Care Services.
Germantown Campus
20200 Observation Drive
Germantown, MD 20876
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