We're glad that you’ve taken an interest in the development, care, and education of young children. That’s an interest Maryland Family Network shares very deeply, and we don’t think it’s an exaggeration to say that it’s one of the most important subjects there is. Whether you’re a parent, a policymaker, a member of the media, or a concerned citizen, we hope you’ll find the information here helpful. You can either digest this content quickly or delve into each topic at greater length. The six sections, marked by tabs, focus on separate topic areas. Each section begins with a one page overview, followed by multiple pages with more detailed descriptions and authoritative source material. Together, they form the building blocks of knowledge, best practices, and public policy in the early childhood field. Let's build together!