On Thursday, 3/26 Governor Hogan announced that child care centers throughout Maryland would be closed for non-essential workers. Child care centers may apply for special short-term licenses to provide care for essential workers only. This will be in effect throughout the duration of the State of Emergency.
Child care will be offered at no cost to essential workers with children ages 6 weeks to 12 years.
Although every effort is being made to ensure that child care is safe, available, and free, Governor Hogan’s directive suggests that parents should “exhaust every option” for making care arrangements at home before bringing your children to group care at this time.
Even if you are already enrolled in a center, EVERONE must re-apply for care using the following form: http://marylandpublicschools.org/Documents/HP/FamilyApplication_2.25_2020.pdf
Maryland State Child Care for Essential Personnel
For more information visit http://marylandpublicschools.org/Pages/default.asp.
PDF of approved centers open for Essential Personnel
It’s important to note that all centers may not appear yet, it will be continually updated, please continue to check back. At this time, the list does not show the ages that each provider accepts. The Maryland Family Network can identify which programs are open to school age children or 6 weeks – preschool, depending on your need.
LOCATE by Maryland Family Network
Enhanced Resource and Referral to Child Care, available to JHU, JHM, and JHHS
- Currently prioritizing requests from Essential Personnel
- Connect with a specialist to share your child care needs, i.e. location, ages of children
- Receive referrals to providers that meet your needs
- Follow-up assistance from your specialist until you find placement
- Request LOCATE Service: submit the LOCATE: Child Care Registration Form; call 1-800-999-0120, select option 2; or email LOCATEcorporate@marylandfamilynetwork.org.
In-Home Care by Care.com
JHU, JHM and JHHS may seek in-home backup care through Care@Work by care.com. Up to 20 days of subsidized care is available as well as access to a digital portal for finding care. Visit johnshopkins.care.com to register. Backup Care and Care.com Overview | Care@Work Flyer