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Find Quality Rated Child Care and Early Education Programs Near You!

Your child deserves a great start to school and life. And quality child care and early education play a critical role.

Research shows that children’s success in school and later in life begins with positive early learning experiences. Let the Maryland EXCELS Find a Program tool and Mobile App help your family find high-quality child care and early education programs to meet your child’s needs.

All programs participating in Maryland EXCELS have committed to continuous quality improvement beyond state licensing requirements.

The Find A Program tool helps you…


Checkmark Search for high-quality licensed child care and public prekindergarten programs
Checkmark Meet your family’s individual needs with programs recognized as asthma-friendly, eco-friendly, and more




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Need Help Paying for Child Care?

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For Families:

Income eligibility has increased, making funds available to more families.  To use Child Care Subsidy vouchers, families, must enroll their children in programs participating in Maryland EXCELS.  Find out if you qualify here.

For Child Care Providers:

On August 1, 2018 income eligibility to receive Child Care Subsidy increased—making help available to more families. Participating in Maryland EXCELS enables child care providers to accept families with Child Care Subsidy.  Please encourage families to apply for Child Care Subsidy here.