BREAKING: All Md. child care centers to close at the end of the day on Friday
ANNAPOLIS, Md. – Maryland State Superintendent of Schools Dr. Karen Salmon announced on Thursday that all child care providers statewide must close by the end of the day on Friday, March 27th, except those service essential personnel.
Child care programs have been established by the state to serve only designated essential personnel. These programs are at no cost to essential personnel.
We’re told the children of essential personnel attending the State-funded child care programs will be kept an appropriate distance from each other and classes will kept at a ratio of one teacher to nine children, with smaller class sizes for younger children.
In addition, if closed licensed child care programs are willing to provide care to children of essential personnel, they may reopen starting on March 30th under the following requirements:
- Programs must apply with their Regional Licensing Specialists to be approved before they begin serving eligible families
- These programs may only reopen after a thorough cleaning has been conducted
- They must only serve the children of essential personnel
More information can be found here.