Division of Early Childhood Development
The Division of Early Childhood Development at the Maryland State Department
of Education is responsible for early care and education in Maryland.
The Division houses the Office of Child Care and the Early Learning
Committee for Children
Maryland Committee for Children works with parents, child care providers,
advocates, employers, and policymakers to expand and enhance the early
childhood education and child care available to Maryland's children.
The National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC)
is dedicated to improving the well-being of all young children, with
particular focus on the quality of educational and developmental services
for all children from birth through age 8.
Ready At Five is firmly committed to ensuring that all Maryland children
enter school ready to succeed. Ready At Five is a statewide, public/private
partnership and a powerful, independent voice for young children
State Family Child Care Association
The Mission of the Maryland State Family Child Care Association
(MSFCCA) is to promote and enhance our profession by advocating for
family child care providers through education and collaboration with
local associations for the quality care of all children.
NAA represents the voice of the afterschool field in the areas
of professional development, program quality, public policy and current
issues affecting children and youth in their out of school time.