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LOCATE: Child Care

Information and Referral

Through a partnership with Locate: Child Care, a service of the Maryland Family Network, we provide child care information and referral services to all Johns Hopkins faculty and staff.

LOCATE's database includes all registered family child care providers and licensed group programs, such as full-day centers, school-age programs, private kindergartens and nursery schools, public pre-k programs, Head Start programs, summer programs, and summer camps.

Information and referral services include:

  • Direct access to information about all registered, licensed, or accredited child care programs throughout Maryland.
  • Confidential, individual counseling and assessment of child care needs and matching those needs with available services.
  • Referrals to only those child care programs that have immediate vacancies available as of the day of the referral.
  • Information on choosing the best child care for your situation.
  • Materials on specialized child care options and services (nanny and au pair agencies, sick or emergency care, transportation services, etc.), federal income tax credits for families, and financial assistance programs.
  • Follow-up assistance until placement is found or all resources are exhausted.


How do I register?

Complete the registration form online. Maryland Family Network will contact you within three business days after they receive your request.

Please email or call 443-997-7000 if you have questions about the child care referral process.

Updated 9/18/2017