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The Maryland EXCELS Toolkit

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The Maryland EXCELS Toolkit combines the resources and information programs and providers need to expand their skills and apply research-based best practices to their work. The Toolkit features two primary sections:

Toolkit by Quality Rating: Delve into tips, tools, and resources that help programs and providers document the quality of their programs and the evidence needed as they work towards achieving Quality Ratings from 1 through 5.

Enrichment Resources: Explore a collection of resources that take a deep dive into common topics and provide practical activities designed to benefit all program types.

“The toolkit will help me to enrich my program and live up to my accreditation standards … My friends are already finding it very [useful] to help them get their initial paperwork put together.”

– Sonya Odum, Sonya’s Family Daycare, Hanover