Quality Rating 1: Licensing


Maryland has rigorous licensing regulations to ensure that all child care programs provide proper care for infants and children. Maryland EXCELS builds on these regulations and recognizes participating programs that go above and beyond licensing requirements in their commitment to quality and improvement. Your program is eligible to participate in Maryland EXCELS as soon as you are issued a license or registration number.

If your program is licensed or registered, open and operating, it meets the requirements for Licensing and Compliance: Licensing: LIC 1.1. No further action or documentation is required.


Select the Requirements tab to review the information for your program type.