The 6th Annual First Years Event




Join us for an evening to celebrate and support the work of Maryland Family Network including several victories advancing the care and education of young children in Maryland.

Maryland just became the tenth state to establish paid family and medical leave with the passage of the Time to Care Act of 2022. This is a true victory for all workers, but especially for parents welcoming a new baby or adopted child into their family. Parents will no longer have to decide between taking time to care for their family or a paycheck. Lawmakers also heard loud and clear that early care and education is a priority to Marylanders. That’s why they passed eight pieces of legislation this year to strengthen the child care industry and support families who rely on quality child care. 

The first five years of a child’s life are the most critical. The first years are the time to care!

This fundraising event includes complimentary wine, beer, heavy hors d’oeuvres, a silent auction, and seated program. Guests will have the opportunity to make a donation or pledge of support during the program. All proceeds benefit Maryland Family Network, which ensures young children, from birth through age five, have strong families, quality early learning environments, and a champion for their interests.

The event is free. Advance registration required by clicking here.