Is child care an essential function?

If you need child care in your home, babysitting and in-home child care are considered an essential function in the state of Maryland. For other states, please see your current state guidelines and regulations for care here.

Attend a live webinar at noon on Friday, April 17, to learn more about your benefits. Send an email to, with "4/17 webinar registration" in the subject line. and the Family Services team will send you meeting information.

Read about backup care on the Human Resources website.