Chesapeake Child Care Resource Center
Phone Number (410) 822-5400
Address Early Childhood Development Building, Chesapeake College, 1000 College Circle, Wye Mills, MD 21679
Hours Monday - Friday, 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Description The Chesapeake Child Care Resource Center (CCCRC) is a community based program that provides services to child care providers and the community in order to improve the quality and accessibility of early childhood education and care for Caroline, Dorchester, Kent, Queen Anne’s and Talbot counties.

CCCRC provides comprehensive child care training services including certification classes, on-site training, training that meets MSDE’s licensing requirements, and technical assistance on child focused issues. All child care courses are offered in partnership with CCCRC and the Chesapeake College Division of Continuing Education and Workforce Training. In addition to overall training and technical assistance for all center based and family early care programs, CCCRC provides Infant and Toddler support for programs caring for infants and children less than three years of age.

Project Right Steps is a free service that addresses the needs of child care providers and parents that are dealing with children (0-5) with challenging behaviors. Project Right Steps is designed to support changes in the child’s behavior through the specialist’s work with both the child care provider and the family. Specialists offer services including observation, assessment, and consultation. They suggest strategies to assist the provider(s) and parents in addressing the child’s challenging behaviors.

The Child Care Career and Professional Development Fund (CCPDF) scholarship is given to credentialed providers based upon an application and approval by the Maryland State Department of Education. Funds for the CCCPDF fund come from the Federal Workforce fund. The scholarship pays for tuition, books, and fees for participants in the AAS or AAT degrees in Early Child Development and Education. There is a work service agreement that the provider will continue to work in child care while earning the degree and will work after graduation for two years in child care for the AAS or AAT Associate degree earned. A GPA of 2.5 must be maintained to remain in the program.

Locate Child Care: parents learn about various types of child care programs and guidelines for selecting high-quality care. Parents receive contact information for child care services that meet their needs with information on hours, location, costs, and other program information. For free, personalized service, contact a LOCATE: Child Care Referral Specialist by calling 877.261.0060 Monday through Friday, 8:30AM to 4:00PM. A Referral Specialist can help identify child care options based on your family’s specific needs.

Project Security Blanket is a statewide grant that provides onsite and on line (webinar) emergency training for child care providers. Providers complete an emergency plan for their programs which is required by MSDE Office of Child Care Licensing. The cost of the training is $15.
Child Care Centers in Talbot County
Description Talbot County childcare centers come in sizes, costs, and programs to fit all budgets and preferences. We know that parents are busy but that selecting the right daycare center or preschool is crucial. So we’ve gathered basic information for 22 child care centers in Talbot County into a single location so that you are only a click away from basic information such as address, size, and licensing information that can help you refine your search.
Creative Corner Early Learning Center
Phone Number (410) 822-2123
Address 8706 Commerce Drive Unit 8, Easton, MD 21601
Hours Monday - Friday, 7 AM - 5:30 PM
Description We offer preschool classes for children age infants (6 weeks) - four year olds. Our School Age Program serves before and after school care for Easton and St. Micheal's school districts and a School Age Summer Camp program.

Our outstanding program begins with the learning premise that children grow in all aspects through their natural desire to play. A child's development requires attention to their physical, emotional, social, and intellectual needs. Creative Corner's mission is to provide an environment that stimulates each child's curiosity and development.

Games, giggles and great discoveries are a part of Creative Corner’s daily program. Each teacher provides opportunities that encompass the interest, age and skill of the children to make every day a happy learning adventure including Group Time, Discovery Time, Art Exploration, Tabletop Activities, Science Discovery, Enhancement Activities, Community activities, Playground Activities, Rainy Day Surprises, and Language Arts.
Critchlow Adkins Children’s Centers
Phone Number (410) 822-7181
Address 11 Magnolia Street, Easton, MD 21601
Hours Monday – Friday, 6:45 AM – 5:30 PM
Description CSS is accredited by the Maryland State Department of Education’s (MSDE) Early Learning Division and licensed by MSDE’s Office of Child Care.

11 Magnolia Street, Easton, MD 21601
(410) 822-7181
Offers year-round, full day two year old, preschool, and pre-kindergarten programs. In addition, the pre-kindergarten program is MSDE approved as a licensed non-public nursery school program.

CORDOVA SITE (Preschool, Pre-K and School Age Programs)
11430 Cordova Road, Cordova, MD 21625
(410) 822-6293
Offers a year-round, full day preschool program, wrap around pre-kindergarten program, and before and after school programs for children in kindergarten through fifth grade. The program for school age children is offered all day during most school closings and the summer months.

ST. MICHAEL'S SITE (Preschool, Pre-K wrap and School Age Programs)
100 Seymour Avenue, St. Michaels, MD 21663
(410) 745-5842
Offers year-round, full day two year old, preschool, and wrap around pre-kindergarten programs. A before and after school program is offered for school age children in kindergarten through sixth grade. The program for school age children is offered all day during most school closings and the summer months.

EASTON ELEMENTARY - SCHOOL AGE SITE (Pre-K wrap, School Age Programs)
307 Glenwood Avenue . Easton, MD 21601
(410) 820-8906
Offers a wrap around pre-kindergarten program, as well as before and after school programs for children in kindergarten through fifth grade. The program for school age children is offered all day during most school closings and the summer months.

4322 Lovers Lane, Trappe, MD 21673
(410) 829-3274
Offers a before and after school program for children in kindergarten through fifth grade. The program for school age children is offered all day during most school closings and the summer months.
Locate Child Care
Phone Number 877-261-0060
Description Selecting child care is one of the most important decisions your family will ever make. Take the time to make the right choice—the first five years last forever.

Maryland Family Network’s LOCATE: Child Care is a free, referral service with detailed information on all regulated child care in Maryland. Our trained referral specialists will help you identify care based on your personal preferences including program type, location, and cost.

Safe and reliable child care is only a phone call away. A trained LOCATE: Child Care Referral Specialist is ready to help you select the best child care option for your family.
Manor Discovery Center
Phone Number (410) 822-5555 
Address 702 Idlewild Ave, Easton, MD 21601
Hours Monday - Friday: 7:15am to 5:30pm. Closed on some major holiday dates.
Description The Manor Discovery Center is proud to provide a program of total care that includes exploratory learning, personal and social development, and cultural enrichment. Within our safe, happy, nurturing environment, children discover many facets of themselves and the world.

Our children learn about objects, events, ideas, themselves, and others in their community. Their curiosity is the motivator for learning, and interactive play develops their creativity and social skills. With gentle guidance and clear structure, our children discover their talents and learn to accept challenges. With age-appropriate developmental activities, we build the foundation for self-confidence, intellectual curiosity, and life-long learning.

Children 12 months to 5 years. Before- and/or After-school programs and Summer Camp also available.
Mid-Shore Early Learning Center
Phone Number (410) 690-7354
Address 133 Vine Street, Easton, MD 21601
Hours Monday - Friday, 6:30am to 7pm
Description We are licensed child care for Infants (6 weeks and up) through School Age (age 12). We are accredited by MSDE - Maryland State Department of Education. Talbot County Public Schools provide transportation to and from Easton Elementary Schools and White Marsh Elementary School.
Mailing Address P.O. Box 1359, Easton, MD 21601
Office of Child Care – Upper Shore
Phone Number (410) 819-5801
Address 301 Bay St. Suite 305, Easton, MD 21629
Hours Monday - Friday, 8am to 5pm
Description The Office of Child Care (OCC) is responsible for licensing and inspecting all child care centers and family child care providers in Maryland. The OCC also administers Maryland's subsidized child care program for working families and the state’s Child Care Credentialing System.
Shore Up! Inc. Head Starts
Phone Number (410) 822-6641 (Easton) / (410) 745-2851 (St. Michaels)
Address 305 Glenwood Avenue, Easton, MD 21601 / 100 Seymour Avenue, St. Michaels, MD 21663
Description SHORE UP! Inc. is a private, non-profit Community Action Partnership* located in Salisbury, on Maryland's Lower Eastern Shore. Formed in 1965, SHORE UP! has been serving low-income and disadvantaged persons on the Eastern Shore for over 45 years. SHORE UP is an acronym for “Self-Help on Rural Economics and Urban Problems.” Our Agency’s main focus is to help people reach economic self-sufficiency.

Community Action Programs Include:
- Energy Assistant and Family Support Programs
- Senior Citizen Programs
- Disability Programs
- Job Training and Employment Programs
- Early Childhood Programs, Head Start, Early Head Start
- Housing Programs
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Talbot County Early Head Start
Phone Number (410) 820-6940
Address 215 Bay Street, Suite 1, Easton, MD 21601
Hours Monday - Friday: 8am to 4:30pm
Description Our Mission is to provide services to pregnant women and children 0-3 years of age, to become self-sufficient members of their community by providing education, resources, and opportunities that nurture children, empower parents, and strengthen families.It is a federally funded program.

Program Eligibility Criteria:
- Early Head Start is a federally funded, income based program; most families must meet Federal Poverty income guidelines
- Must be a resident of Talbot County
- Be an expectant parent or parenting a child under 3 years of age

Services Offered/Provided:
- Early Childhood Development program
- Opportunities for children with disabilities
- Home Visiting services using the Parents As Teachers Curriculum
- Adult Education Classes - GED and English for Speakers of other Languages
- Parenting Education and Parent Support groups
- Nutrition and Health Education
- Transportation, meals and snacks​
Bilingual Staff Yes
The Kinder Garden
Phone Number (410) 820-8440
Address 8701 Brooks Drive, Easton, MD 21601
Hours Monday - Friday: 7am to 6pm
Description You will be pleasantly surprised by the design, the warmth, the charm and the incomparable setting that The Kinder Garden has to offer! We provide care for children 18 months to 5 years of age. Please call to inquire.
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