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:

  • Enroll in state’s QRIS program and receive an initial quality level within twelve months from October 1, 2019.
  • Achieve a quality level three within two years following the initial awarded quality level.
  • Advance to a quality level four within two years following the awarded quality level three.
  • Advance to the next highest quality level or accreditation within two years.

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

  • Enrollment in QRIS with a minimum level of three
  • Advance to a quality level four within two years following the awarded quality level three.
  • Advance to the next highest quality level or accreditation within two years.

 

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://www.marylandexcels.org/resource/maryland-excels-contact-information/

 

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

Middle States

Maryland State Department of Education (MSDE) accreditation

Cognia (formerly AdvancED)

Council on Accreditation (COA)

National Accreditation Commission (NAC)

National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC)

National Early Childhood Program Accreditation (NECPA)