Eastern Shore Child Care Resource Center

Welcome to the Eastern Shore Child Care Resource Center!

The Eastern Shore Child Care Resource Center (ESCCRC) is a non-profit agency that works with child care providers and other early educators, community organizations and families on the Shore to help promote the availability of quality child care services in Somerset, Worcester, Wicomico, Caroline, Dorchester, Kent, Queen Anne's and Talbot counties.  We are a member of the Maryland Child Care Resource Network, with funding provided by the Maryland State Department of Education through Maryland Family Network, and Salisbury University.

ESCCRC is under the direction of Dr. Chin Hsiu Chen, Associate Professor of Early Childhood Education, Department of Early and Elementary Education, Seidel School of Education at Salisbury University. Leslie Sinclair is the Project Director for ESCCRC.

ESCCRC helps early childhood professionals caring for infants, toddlers, preschoolers and school age children by providing high quality training, program resources, technical assistance and coaching. The Estern Shore Child Care Resource Center works with all families and providers on the shore regardless of income.

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Hours of Operation

Due to Covid-19 precautions, COVID screening is required. 

We have resumed normal working hours.  Opening Hours are Monday-Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.  You will be able to reach a staff member by calling 410-543-6650.  Please call before stopping by.  A COVID visitors screening will be required.

  • Ask about curbside drop-off and pickup!  We can do your laminating or fill your order for Die Cuts and Bulletin Board paper!  Call 410-543-6650.
  • Please let me know if you have any questions. You can reach Rosalie Merryweather, Academic Program Specialist/Registrar at rdmerryweather@salisbury.edu or 410-543-6650. 
  • Our TA Coordinator is available to assist you by phone or video conference. 
  • Project Director, Leslie Sinclair, can be reached at lasinclair@salisbury.edu .  You can also keep up with us on Facebook and Twitter.
  • Get the latest updates from MSDE for Child Care Providers and Parents regarding Maryland's Recovery Plan for Child Care.  Go to: https://earlychildhood.marylandpublicschools.org/
  • MSDE also has a  Frequently Asked Questions website that has many answers to your questions!

Our Mission

The ESCCRC elevates the early childhood profession through cohesive professional learning opportunities, advocates for the highest quality learning environments for young children, and supports the unique needs of all families.

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Salisbury Office Information

The Eastern Shore Child Care Resource Center (ESCCRC)
Suite 500, East Campus Complex
(Wayne and Power Streets)
Salisbury University
Salisbury, Maryland 21801
Phone: 410-543-6650
Fax: 410-543-6655

Wye Mills Office Information

Eastern Shore Higher Education Center
1000 College Circle, Room # 104 B
Wye Mills MD, 21679