Mission: Our mission is to ensure that young children and their families have the resources to learn and succeed.
Programs: Network - established and coordinated the operation of the statewide networks of 21 family support centers that served approximately 2,394 families of infants and toddlers and 12 child care resource centers that serve over 10,043 child care programs.
training & technical assistance - provided approximately 24,807 hours of training and technical asssistance on infant & toddler care, family support, parent leadership, early childhood development, and early childhood best practices to early childhood profressionals, programs, and parents.
locate - maintained exclusive database of all regulated child care programs in maryland, provided phonebased child care referrals to 5,229 parents and facilitated web-based searches for 26,482 users. Compiled data and trends about the demand for and the supply and cost of child care in the state.
Maryland Family Network is making sure that young children in Maryland have access to the crucial resources -- that promote healthy physical, social, and emotional growth -- when they matter most. When we invest in children early, we elevate the sort of learning that helps children be successful in school, the workplace, and in life. It is crucial work that has lifelong benefits for the individuals who are helped, and also for the larger communities and for the nation.
I believe in the work of Maryland Family Network because I am convinced that the early years (birth to age 5) really do set the trajectory for the rest of the child's life. And Maryland Family Network helps improve experiences for kids in the two places that matter most -- their home and their child care program.