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The Maryland State Department of Education (MSDE) has launched the redesigned Early Childhood Division website. The new website provides easy access to the most frequently sought information and provides valuable resources for the early childhood community in Maryland.The Division of Early Childhood Development at the Maryland State Department of Education is responsible for early care and education serving children, birth to kindergarten. The main mission of the Division is to improve early education in Maryland so that young children are well prepared for school and life success. The Division is composed of the Office of Child Care (Licensing, Subsidy, Credentialing and Maryland EXCELS), the Early Learning Branch, and the Collaboration and Program Improvement Branch. Visit the Maryland State Department of Education website at The Division of Early Childhood Development website may also be accessed by visiting

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Our STEM Institute for Early Educators offered workshops in STEM to early educators in Baltimore City over the summer. We'd like to thank our generous funders: Northrop Grumman's Employees Charity Organization (ECHO), and the Henry and Ruth Blaustein Rosenberg Foundation.

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