Becoming An Approved MCCYN-PLUS Provider In Maryland

What are the standards for becoming an approved MCCYN-PLUS provider in Maryland?

Community child care providers in Maryland currently receiving DoD fee assistance must meet the following requirements:

  • Provide evidence of enrollment in the state’s quality improvement program within twelve months from the date the program is notified of the change in requirements.
  • Provide evidence of the initial level as awarded by the state’s quality improvement program.
  • Achieve a minimum level of three as prescribed by the state’s quality improvement program.
  • Advance to the highest level or until accreditation is achieved in accordance with state guidelines.

New applicants requesting to participate in the fee assistance program must meet the following requirements:

  • Provide evidence of DoD-approved accreditation, if applicable or
  • Provide evidence of participation in the state’s quality improvement program with a minimum level of three or higher.
  • Advance to the highest level or until accreditation is achieved in accordance with state guidelines.

 

State QRIS Contact Information:

For more information about your state Quality Rating and Improvement System (QRIS), please contact your state QRIS representative.

Program Name: Maryland EXCELS

Website: https://www.marylandexcels.org/

Email: Info@marylandexcels.org

Phone Number: Please visit MD EXCELS to find contact number for your specific needs: https://marylandexcels.org/resource/maryland-excels-contact-information/

 

Approved accreditations that are accepted for the military fee assistance programs:

Maryland State Department of Education (MSDE) accreditation
National Accreditation Commission (NAC)
National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC)
National Early Childhood Program Accreditation (NECPA)
Cognia (formerly AdvancED)
Council on Accreditation (COA)
Middle States Association (MSA)
Accredited Professional Preschool Learning Environment (APPLE)
American Montessori Society (AMS)
Association for Montessori International/USA (AMI/USA)

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