Child care providers struck a blow to the Maryland State Department of Education’s (MSDE) effort to revise the child care regulations on Monday when providers were successful in their petition to the Maryland State Legislature’s Joint Committee on Administrative, Executive, and Legislative Review (AELR) to put an official hold on the regulations. AELR issued four letters to MSDE regarding the proposed changes to regulations for Child Care Centers, Family Child Care, Large Family Child Care Homes, and Letters of Compliance programs, notifying the State Board of Education that one of the major reasons for the hold is “to ensure that issues raised by stakeholders are addressed.” The letters encouraged MSDE to work with stakeholders to resolve these issues.