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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 […]

Fall Conference Registration Deadline Extended to October 11th!

Registration deadline extended has been extended to October 11, 2017. Please share this information with friends and co-workers. Click on the Professional Development tab for conference information. Pay online with PayPal and email your registration forms to avoid postage. Register soon for the best chance to get your first choice of workshops!

September 2017 eNews is available!

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Fall Conference Registration OPENS TODAY!

Registration opens today for our 2017 Fall Conference:  Solving the AfterSchool Puzzle – One Quality Piece at a Time The 2017 MdAA Fall Conference will be a little different this year.  Participants can still expect high quality workshops and opportunities to network with colleagues, but they will happen in a new location and on a weekday this year. Due to policy changes and construction at Howard Community College, we are no longer able to hold […]

Fall Conference Registration Opens Next Week!

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Feedback Opportunity for Maryland EXCELS

Maryland EXCELS is in the process of revising the standards based on experience and feedback from participants and stakeholders.  The new standards are not yet in effect, but are being made available for comment between now and April 26th.  Please take some time to provide your thoughts in the survey links below. Greetings Early Childhood and School Age Stakeholders! The important project of amending the Maryland EXCELS Standards based on feedback we have received from providers, programs, and others […]

The President’s Budget Proposal and AfterSchool

About two weeks ago, the Office of Management and Budget released “America First A Budget Blueprint to Make America Great Again.”  It is a 62 page document that outlines the administration’s priorities for the upcoming budget process.  It is not law yet, but it will guide legislators in the upcoming budget process. Normally, as afterschool professionals, we might be too busy with our work and every day living to take much notice of such a […]


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