Provider Spotlight: Sarah’s House

Sarah’s House recently welcomed Maryland EXCELS to its child care center at Fort Meade in Anne Arundel County. Sarah’s House, which is part of a partnership between Catholic Charities, Anne

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Eco-Friendly Program Achievement

Maryland EXCELS recognizes several eco-friendly organizations that offer achievement certificates. Each opportunity has a distinct set of steps that involve you as a provider as well as education and awareness

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Opening Doors to Inclusion

How do you recognize the various cultures and experience of the children in your program? Inclusion in child care and early education is an important topic. As you work to

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Maryland EXCELS: Helping Families Search for Quality Child Care

Families have a lot to consider when looking for the proper child care and early education program for their family. Cost, location, and availability are important factors—but quality is the

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Improving the Lives of Children Who Are At Risk

Research shows that children who experience safe, nurturing, and trusting relationships with the adults in their lives have a greater chance of success–emotionally, economically, and intellectually. For children who spend

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