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Maryland Accreditation: Meet Nicole!

The Maryland EXCELS Team would like you to meet Nicole Johnson, the new Accreditation Specialist at the Maryland State Department of Education. Check out Nicole’s message below: “I am excited

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Provider Spotlight: Frederick Family Child Care Provider Prepares Children for Kindergarten and Beyond

Li Zhou, registered family child care provider, often works late into the night, translating curriculum from English to Chinese so she can prepare the children in her care to be

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Provider Spotlight: Summer Fun and Feathery Friends: Baltimore County Program Remains Focused on Quality Care Amidst an Exciting Summer

Children and families at the Goddard School in Owings Mills have access to a diverse range of learning opportunities–from Spanish and Mandarin language lessons, to art and dancing, and even

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TIPS: The Program Improvement Process: Creating a Program Improvement Plan

The Program Improvement Plan (PIP) is a tool that can help you determine and achieve specific, measurable goals for program improvement. It also provides programs with an individualized guide for

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Fire Prevention Month Activities

October is Fire Safety Month. Fire safety prevention and awareness can be incorporated into your program’s activities in a variety of ways, including having the fire department makes a visit

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