Residential Child Care Program Resources
Established providers who wish to expand their residential child care programs must meet the requirements set forth in COMAR 14.31.02.05(C).
Residential Child Care Program Trainings
Residential Child and Youth Care Practitioners Certification Information
Per Senate Bill 576 of the 2010 Session of the General Assembly, all Residential Child and Youth Care Practitioners (RCYCP), formerly known as “residential child care workers”, employed in the State of Maryland will be required to be certified by the State Board for the Certification of Residential Child Care Program Professionals (the Board) on or before October 1, 2015. More information on the online training curriculum and a list of Frequently Asked Questions can be found on the State Board’s RCYCP page.
Residential Child Care Program Administrator
A residential child care program in the State of Maryland must be under the day-to-day management and operation of a Certified Residential Child Care Program Administrator (CRCCPA). Information on how to become a certified Program Administrator can be found on the State Board’s Program Administrator’s page.
Rate Setting Reform
The Interagency Rates Committee (IRC) is exploring revisions to Maryland’s rate-setting process. Information on the process, a schedule of meetings and meeting agendas can be found on GOC’s IRC page.