Provider Spotlight: Teresha Sutton

Teresha Sutton is a family child care provider in Harford County. Her program, What About the Children, Inc., has a Maryland EXCELS Quality Rating 5 and uses Creative Curriculum, faith-based

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


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. These adults include caregivers
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Opening Doors to Inclusion

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

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