Reflections from the Executive Office

just the facts ma’am

I’m preparing remarks to give before the House Budget Subcommittee on Education and Economic Development. The facts are my favorite part. Here are a few of them.

Maryland State House

Maryland State House

  • There are about 364,000 children from birth to age five in Maryland.
  • 80% of them have mothers who work, are in school, or are in job training.·
  • Where are the 364,000?
    • 60% are in regulated child care (private for- and non-profits).
    • 28% are at home or in informal (unregulated) care out of the home.
    • 9% are in public pre-kindergarten.
    • 3% are in Early Head Start/Head Start or Family Support Centers.
  • $14,000 is the annual average cost of infant care in a center in Maryland.
  • $8,475 is the annual average in-state tuition and fees at a Maryland university
  • $26,172 is the annual average salary of a center-based teacher in a child care center who works 12 months a year.
  • $64,248 is the annual average salary earned by an elementary school teacher who works 10 months a year.
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