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 Events

Howard Co. Community Resources & Services
9830 Patuxent Woods Drive
Columbia, 21046 MD

Jun 11 2020 | 9:00am - 3:30pm

Howard Co. Community Resources & Services
9830 Patuxent Woods Drive
Columbia, 21046 MD

Jul 9 2020 | 9:00am - 3:30pm

Latest News

According to a Maryland Family Network survey, 51% of child care programs in the state say they may close if families must keep children home for extended periods as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. Overall 67% of child care businesses owners already report a financial loss due to the closures and reduced attendance.
Thank you to everyone who responded to our #GivingTuesdayNow campaign. We are so grateful for your support. It is only because of you that our work on behalf of young children is possible. 
Congratulations to the eight parents of young children who won prizes as part of the Strengthening Families Maryland Parent Café Parent Video project!
Census results help to determine how federal funds are distrubuted to state, county, and local programs and services. Accurate data is needed to ensure that funds flow to the programs and locations where they are needed most.
On Thursday, January 28, Maryland Senator Antonio Hayes (Baltimore City) and Delegate Kris Valderrama (Prince George's County) introduced the Time to Care Act of 2020.
The 2020 Evening for Children's Advocacy in Annapolis took place on Monday, January 27th, and was well attended.