Being a parent is hard. Thankfully Maryland Family Network is here to help. These resource are great for first time parents and veterans alike.
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Information For Parents

Many organizations provide a wealth of information and resources for parents. Click below for links that may be of interest.

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Child Care Regulations

Maryland has one of the best child care systems in the nation – thanks, in part, to our strong state regulations.

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Lead In Children's Toys

Over the past decade, millions of pieces of children’s jewelry, toys, furniture, clothing and child-related items have been recalled by the CPSC due to hazards presented by lead content or the use of lead-based paint.

Child Care

From Birth Through Three

This document is intended for anyone who lives or works with infants or young children. The guidelines can be used as a reference guide, or as a resource for planning activities.

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Child Illness and Child Care?

Help! Is my child too sick to go to child care today? These simple guidelines will help you decide.

Learning Activities

Tips for Learning Activities

You can do many things at home to help your child develop the skills needed to succeed in school.

Mental Health

Identifying Mental Health Problems

How do you know if a child's extreme behavior is developmentally appropriate or something else?