Learn how to apply for State child care vouchers in the Maryland/DC/Virginia area:
State Provider Quality Ratings:
Most state quality rating programs are voluntary so not all providers participate. Find out what the rating means in your state and how to use the online directory to find quality providers.
DC recently implemented a new rating system: Capital Quality (QRIS) Use this link to learn more. To look up a provider's quality rating for DC, use the Online Provider Search to find a provider. The quality rating will be listed on the provider's profile.
Where to find Help with locating Child Care Providers:
General Information for Families:
Parenting Classes and Workshops
Parents Encouragement Program - aka PEP:
offering workshops for learning positive parenting strategies
Mindful Return: support for parents returning from parental leave
Tools for Employers:
Child Care Statistics and Research: