News From the Executive Office

The Cost of Caring for Your Own

At Maryland Family Network, we hear every day from parents who can’t afford child care and need help to cover the cost of quality options.  And we know many of these parents choose unlicensed care (often unsafe) or drop out of the workforce in order to care for their children.  Either way, the solution is more support for quality child care.  This report from PBS highlights the cost to families and communities when parents stay home to care for their young ones.