For Parents

services and information for parents

Locate: Child Care

We help parents identify quality child care that meets their family’s needs.

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Tips for Raising Young Children

“The First Five Years”, a weekly radio program presented by Maryland Family Network and airing on WYPR 88.1 FM, focuses on the extraordinary developmental period from birth to age five. Listen to the broadcasts and explore resources that help parents navigate the challenges and opportunities related to nurturing young children and helping them build a solid foundation for success in school and in life.

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After-School Activities

Search our After-School activities database for a variety of programs for children to attend during out-of-school times.

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How to Find and Choose Child Care

Choosing child care is a difficult task. We can help find and choose the right child care provider for your child.

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Family Support Network

We work with parents and their young children – to set and achieve goals. These goals include healthy social, emotional,  cognitive, and physical development for the young child as well as continued education and job readiness for parents.

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Strengthening Families Maryland

Strengthening Families is a national, research-based framework developed to prevent child abuse and neglect. Click the button below to learn more about Strengthening Families and Parent Cafes.

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Parent Leadership

We recognize the important leadership role which parents play in community-based programs, and provide a variety of opportunities for parents to practice and use their leadership skills in the supportive Family Support Network environment.

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Public Policy

Maryland Family Network has helped to make Maryland one of the best states in the country for early education and child care through our strong advocacy and public policy presence. Learn how you can become an advocate today.

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