Locate Child Care

For Parents

Strong Families

Maryland Family Network’s Family Support Centers help children learn and parents earn. Our Family Support Centers help over 3,000 parents a year finish their education, learn job readiness skills, build solid social networks, and improve their parenting skills. At the same time as their parents, very young children are in a state-of-the-art early care and education setting that helps them reach their greatest potential. 

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For Providers

Quality Early Learning Environments

Maryland Family Network’s LOCATE:  Child Care helps families recognize quality care and find child care that meets their needs.

We also provide child care training and capacity building support to over 30,000 participants annually who are licensed to provide care for over 200,000 children. Through our Child Care Resource Network, we make sure these professionals tend not only to the health and safety needs of young children, but also to their social, emotional, and cognitive development.

Become an Advocate

For Advocates

A Champion for Their Interests

Through our strong advocacy and public policy presence, Maryland Family Network leads the charge for very young children and all those concerned with their well-being at the local, state and federal levels. Polls show that American voters want greater public investment in the quality and availability of early care and education.

Overwhelming research proves that such investments greatly benefit a child’s future, and the government’s bottom line. For every $1 of investment in early care and education there is a return of about $7.

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Resources

Latest News

Child care educators work hard and are essential to our community. That’s why the Maryland Child Care Resource Network is here to help. We are pleased to announce that the bid process was completed in October 2021 and eight agencies have been selected to operate Child Care Resource Centers (CCRCs) beginning January 1, 2022. CCRCs provide leadership, training, coaching, program supports and other services to child care providers as well as assist families in finding child care and navigating support services such as Child Care Scholarship assistance. While the structure has changed, the services remain the same and are even more convenient. The eight CCRCs in Maryland work collaboratively with local and state partners to ensure every child care educator and program are provided high quality professional development and support services.
We're hosting a series of Gubernatorial Candidate Forums about issues that matter to families with young children. The 9th in the series was with Ashwani Jain. These are not debates. MFN is a 501c3 organization & we don't endorse or rank candidates. Enjoy!
We're hosting a series of Gubernatorial Candidate Forums about issues that matter to families with young children. The 8th in the series was with Rushern Baker. These are not debates. MFN is a 501c3 organization & we don't endorse or rank candidates. Enjoy!
We're hosting a series of Gubernatorial Candidate Forums about issues that matter to families with young children. The 7th in the series was with Doug Gansler. These are not debates. MFN is a 501c3 organization & we don't endorse or rank candidates. Enjoy!