A major milestone was reached within the Maryland State Department of Education.  The Child Care Public portal was opened for the first time to Parents and Providers.  This portal allows Parents to apply and submit child care applications online and upload various documentation as needed.  The portal also allows for those Providers that watch the children to apply for and update licenses and submit child care invoice amid a whole host of other options.  This major task was completed with the assistance of BITHGROUP staff that performed Quality Assurance and User Acceptance Testing.