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MdAA Has a New Address!

MdAA has a new mailing address!  Please update your records to reflect this change. Our new address is: Maryland AfterSchool Association PO Box 42115 Towson, MD  21286

Updates on Reimbursement for Fingerprinting

Do not submit any documentation via email or fax unless we have contacted you to request it. We are only accepting submissions via regular mail.     We recently discovered that our stacks of paperwork somehow became mingled and some of you may have received your submission packet back for corrections when corrections were not necessary.     If you believe this has happened to you – first – please accept my deepest apologies.  Second – send […]

PLEASE READ: Phone Scam targeting Maryland Child Care Providers

A phone scam targeting Maryland child care providers aims to gather their personal and credit card information. The suspicious callers, going by the names of Alex Dawson and Ben, tell recipients that MSDE is running a $100 gift card promo. The reason for the call is to enter providers in the promo and to assist providers with the forms and process that are required to be accredited with MSDE. Scammers will ask to take the providers’ credit card […]

Great News for Maryland’s Families!

Sharing some great news with this article from Maryland Family Network! ABOUT | DONATE | ADVOCATE   Big Day for Little Kids: Landmark Legislation Will Help Parents Earn, Children Learn On Monday afternoon, the House of Delegates prepares to vote on a landmark bill raising Child Care Subsidy rates. Sponsor Del. Adrienne Jones (lower right corner, in pink) leads the way. A vote on the Senate version, led by Sen. Nancy King, followed on Monday night. The Maryland General Assembly has enacted […]

Save the Date!

As we get ready to head off to the National AfterSchool Association Convention in Atlanta, I am thrilled to be able to share dates and information about the MdAA Statewide Conference for 2018! This year’s conference will be two days!  Friday, October 19th will be a Leadership Day with keynote and workshops chosen specifically for AfterSchool leaders and emerging leaders.  Saturday, October 20th will feature keynote and workshops for everyone in AfterSchool.  We will be […]

Important Information Regarding Fingerprint Reimbursement

MSDE has asked us to share this important information regarding reimbursement procedures for fingerprinting.  In order for everyone to be reimbursed in a timely manner, they are asking for our assistance.  Please read the following information and be certain you are sending the correct documentation. As of February 1, we will no longer accept an incomplete invoice, or any invoice that does not contain all of the required information that is on the one I’ve attached.  […]

2018 Evening for Children’s Advocacy in Annapolis

Registration is now open!  We encourage all of our friends and members to take advantage of this opportunity to have our voices heard in our state capital.  Special information regarding registration and earning Professional Activity Units is contained in the letter below.  Hope to see you there!  Here is a link to the registration page:  http://www.marylandfamilynetwork.org/event/2018-evening-childrens-advocacy-annapolis/ Dear Early Education Professional: Registration is now open for the annual Evening in Annapolis for Children’s Advocacy on Monday, January […]

Important Information About Reimbursement for Fingerprinting

If you, or your program, have never had payment from the State before and are not in the statewide FMIS system, you will need to submit a W-9 form with the reimbursement packet or your payment will be delayed until the form is on file. If you receive Child Care Subsidy payments, Credential Bonuses, Grant payments, or Tax Returns through direct deposit from the state to your bank account, you are in the FMIS system.  […]

New Background Check Information

New Background Check Requirements Last week we received information from MSDE that the new fingerprinting and background check procedures have started and there are several things you should know: ALL child care providers not printed in the previous five (5) years need to be fingerprinted NOW. Providers printed within the last five (5) years please follow the schedule posted on the MSDE website. (The link is at the end of this article.) Providers printed on […]

September 2017 eNews is available!

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