Board of Child Care wins Best Practice Award at the United Methodist Association Health and Wellness Conference.

Congratulations to BCC Executive Director of Maryland and DC Programs, Nicole Smith, President, and CEO Laurie Anne Spagnola, and all Board of Child Care staff!

2019 Best Practice Award
for Emotional, Cognitive and Developmentally Delayed Youth Board of Child Care Baltimore, Maryland

In 2016, a tragedy occurred at a Delaware residential program that took the life of a young lady from Maryland. This prompted the expedited, targeted removal of all Maryland youth from that facility – eleven of which were accepted by the Board of Child Care (BCC). The programming needs of these individuals were considered outside the traditional profile served by BCC at its high-intensity group home. BCC’s research of other providers working with this population and subsequent adaptations to its service delivery model ultimately showed very positive outcomes. Big picture, BCC’s outcome data prompted the State of Maryland to release new programming opportunities to serve this population long-term and was awarded a contract to start in 2019.  BCC’s response to a tragic situation truly demonstrated the organization’s purpose of enriching communities, one family at a time. Youth previously considered not serviceable by any Maryland residential provider could receive higher quality care closer to their families and support network.

Well Done Everyone!



To learn more about the Annual United Methodist Association Health and Wellness Conference click here.