Ways to Check if Your Day Care is Licensed

You can check online to see if your child's day care must be licensed and if it is. Here's where to look:

In Virginia:

Use the Virginia Department of Social Services' website to understand licensing rules and check on a license

Child Care Aware of Virginia also has good resources to find quality care.

In Maryland:

The Maryland Department of Education runs a site where you can learn more about child care and search inspection results.

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The Office of the State Superintendent of Education Child Care Connections page will help you find a licensed day care provider.

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