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13a.14.14.00.htm 13A.14.14.00. Title 13A STATE BOARD OF EDUCATION Subtitle 14 CHILD AND FAMILY DAY CARE Chapter 14 Maryland EXCELS Authority: Family Law Article, §5-502 and 5-573, Annotated Code of Maryland; Agency Note: Federal Statutory Reference ― Child Care and Development Fund, 45 CFR 98.51
13a.14.14.01.htm 13A.14.14.01. 01 Scope.. This chapter governs the operation of the Maryland EXCELS program and sets forth the:. A. Requirements for participation in the program; into the program;. B. Process for application into the program;. C. Basis and procedure for making determinations and awards; and. D. Penalties for providing false information in connection with applying for program participation or obtaining an award under the program.
13a.14.14.02.htm 13A.14.14.02. 02 Definitions.. A. In this chapter, the following terms have the meanings indicated.. B. Terms Defined.. 1) “Acceptance” means the date on which a child care provider’s application for participation in Maryland EXCELS has been accepted.2) “Annual update” means the information required to renew a Maryland EXCELS quality rating.. 3) “Child care center” means a child care program that is operated pursuant to COMAR 13A.16 or by any branch of the military under applicable military
13a.14.14.03.htm 13A.14.14.03. 03 Eligibility Requirements.. A. Eligibility to participate in Maryland EXCELS is limited to a currently operating ECE program, as defined at Regulation .02B(4) of this chapter.B. The Office shall accept an application to participate in Maryland EXCELS only from an eligible program.
13a.14.14.04.htm 13A.14.14.04. 04 Application Process.. A. An ECE program shall apply to participate in Maryland EXCELS through the EXCELS public portal.. B. To apply for participation in Maryland EXCELS, an ECE program shall:. 1) Create a user name and password in the EXCELS public portal; and. 2) Submit a complete application that includes:. a) Verification of the program’s license, registration, or approval to operate;. b) Documentation of the program’s:. i) Name;.
13a.14.14.05.htm 13A.14.14.05. 05 Publication.. A. Based upon the information provided by the ECE program, the Office shall determine the program’s quality rating level.B. A quality rating is achieved by meeting all criteria that apply to one of five levels established by the set of standards applicable to the type of ECE program.C. Standards.. 1) Family child care standards apply to family child care homes and large family child care homes.. 2) Child care center standards apply to:.
13a.14.14.06.htm 13A.14.14.06. 06 Incentives.. A. Program Bonus. Depending on funding availability, a participating program shall receive a program bonus:1) One time only upon initial publication of a quality rating of 1, 2, 3, or 4;. 2) Upon publishing each successively higher quality rating after the initial publication of a quality rating; and3) Upon initial publication of a quality rating of 5, and thereafter annually upon renewal and republication of a quality rating of 5.B. Upon verification by t
13a.14.14.07.htm 13A.14.14.07. 07 Penalties.. A. An applicant, participant, or grantee may not knowingly make or cause to be made any false statement or report:1) In an application or documentation furnished to the Office or furnished to the Maryland EXCELS online system under the requirements of this chapter; or2) For the purpose of influencing the action of the Office on any matter related to an award, either before or after an award has been made.
13a.14.14.9999.htm 13A.14.14.9999. Administrative History Effective date: March 30, 2015 (42:6 Md. R. 513).
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