Welcome to your Help Center
Your Guide to the Maryland EXCELS system
Your Support System
There are many people who are available to assist you in your journey of quality improvement. Find more on their specific roles and contact information at Maryland EXCELS.
Find help when you need guidance on standards, evidence or additional achievements, or assistance in navigating the Maryland EXCELS system. Your Program Coordinator is available to you by phone or by email.
Quality Assurance Specialists
Reach out to your Quality Assurance Specialist (QAS) when you are looking for information about Maryland EXCELS, need assistance with the standards and online process or require hands-on support with MSDE initiatives like Maryland Accreditation or the Maryland Credential Program.
Technical Assistance Specialists
Located in your local Child Care Resource Center, Technical Assistance Specialists provide assistance with program improvement, Maryland Child Care Credential applications, professional development and Early Childhood Mental Health and Behavior Consultation.