Our mission is to ensure young children have strong families, quality early learning environments, and a champion for their interests.
we make a difference
Maryland Family Network was formed in 2009 with the merger of two leading nonprofit organizations–Maryland Committee for Children, founded in 1945 to advocate for high quality child care, and Friends of the Family, founded in 1986 to administer Maryland’s network of Family Support Centers.
With partners like you, Maryland Family Network will make sure that all young children and their families have the resources to learn and succeed. Because the first five years last forever.
We know your passion for making Maryland one of the best states in the country for early care and education. Thanks to you:
Every day our statewide network of Family Support Centers are helping hundreds of families with infants and toddlers become stronger and self-sufficient;
LOCATE: Child Care helps tens of thousands of parents a year find quality early learning environments that are just right for their growing families;
Our network of Child Care Resource Centers offer state-of-the-art training, mentoring, coaching, and other supports to Maryland’s dedicated child care workforce;
Maryland’s children and families have a champion for their interests in Annapolis and Washington, D.C. making sure that the needs of young children and their families are a priority with lawmakers.