As a child care provider, your impact will last a lifetime. In your care, young children will be nurtured and introduced to exciting social, emotional, and educational opportunities. You also have the responsibility to maintain a healthy and safe environment for little ones. You are helping children grow in to great adults. Maryland Family Network is here to help you find the right training, resources, and support to grow your career right along with them.
Find Your Child Care Resource Center

Find Your Child Care Resource Center

MFN’s Maryland Child Care Resource Network helps working parents find quality, regulated child care, provides training and technical assistance to child care providers to increase the quality of care and to expand the capacity of programs; and compiles current data on the supply, demand, and cost of child care for policy makers.

Find Training

Find Training

Training programs for new and current childcare providers are available throughout the state. These sessions are approved by Maryland Child Care Administration and meet the minimum state requirements for increasing levels of professional development.

Update Your Record

Update Your Record

Every single day parents contact Maryland Family Network to find child care options. It’s important to keep your information up to date. Update your information and be entered into our monthly sweepstakes to receive a gift from MFN's LOCATE: Child Care.

Starting and Operating a Child Care Center

Opening and operating a child care program

Child Care providers are always learning. So whether your are just beginning your career or you've been at it for decades, these resources are sure to help.

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An FAQ for Child Care Providers During the covid-19 Pandemic

Maryland Family Network has created an faq for child care providers during the covid-19 pandemic.

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Support for Child Care Providers During the covid-19 Pandemic

We have created this brief presentation to help child care providers take additional steps to keep the children in your care, your staff, and yourself healthy, during the covid-19 pandemic.

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Child Care Tips Podcast

Maryland Family Network has launched a new podcast for child care professionals. Each episode of Child Care Tips, focuses on health and safety topics or best practices for child care providers.

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Request for Proposals

Growing Opportunities for Family Child Care (GOFCC) – Program Implementation Grants


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Become A Member

Child care providers who join Maryland Family Network receive a number of benefits, including a members-only newsletter, reduced fees for MFN training and educational materials, and mostly, access to our network of like-minded child care professionals.