Paying for Child Care

Child care is one of the biggest costs for families in the United States. It’s important to know what resources are available to help with child care costs in Maryland.

High-quality child care programs may cost more than other options. But when children are in a quality child care program they are able to develop, explore, and grow. A safe and nurturing early learning environment allows children to get ready for school and allows their parents to focus on work or school knowing that their child is in a healthy, caring environment.

It is important to make sure your child care provider meets health and safety requirements. You should always ask to see a copy of the provider’s license. It is also a good idea to review the provider’s inspection reports. Access these reports in your state.

A number of financial assistance programs offer help paying for child care. Click on each category to review options that may be able to help.