Maryland EXCELS understands that finding quality, affordable child care is important to Maryland families. That’s why we’ve created the Find a Program directory to guide families with their search.

When you choose a Maryland EXCELS program, you are selecting a program that exceeds state licensing requirements and is committed to continuous quality improvement and providing quality care for your child. For valuable guidance to help you choose quality care for your child, visit Tips for Finding Child Care.

Knowing what to look for and which questions to ask are important when you’re searching for the right program for your family. Watch our Checklists Moments video below to learn about how to identify key elements of a quality program.

Checklist Moments Video Transcript (English | Spanish)

Also, make sure you’re looking for the Maryland EXCELS quality rating badge. Watch our Family Awareness video below to learn more about quality ratings.

Family Awareness Video Transcript (English | Spanish)

You can also watch our Tips for Choosing Quality videos to learn how to select the right program for your child.

Need Help Paying for Child Care?

The Child Care Scholarship (CCS) Program provides financial assistance with child care costs to eligible working families in Maryland. To use the CCS Program, families must enroll their children in programs participating in Maryland EXCELS. Find out if you are eligible for financial assistance by accessing Child Care Scholarship Program.