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On September 15th, Maryland Family Network held our 11th Annual Sandra J. Skolnik Lecture on Early Childhood Education & Advocacy with over 225 professionals, students, elected officials, and others in attendance. This year's speaker was Dr. Dipesh Navsaria. 
Happy mother and son.
We're pleased to announce that funding has been received from the State to open 6 new Family Support Centers in underserved and unserved regions of Maryland. Proposals are due to MFN on Friday September 11, 2020.
Caring During Covid
Caring During COVID: The Effects of the Pandemic on Md's Child Care Providers
Learning Activities
Returning to “normal” is not our goal—building better child care for children, families, and providers is.
Child Care
According to a Maryland Family Network survey, 51% of child care programs in the state say they may close if families must keep children home for extended periods as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. Overall 67% of child care businesses owners already report a financial loss due to the closures and reduced attendance.
Boy gives flowers to his mother
Thank you to everyone who responded to our #GivingTuesdayNow campaign. We are so grateful for your support. It is only because of you that our work on behalf of young children is possible. 
Parent Leadership Institute
Congratulations to the eight parents of young children who won prizes as part of the Strengthening Families Maryland Parent Café Parent Video project!
Children jumping
Census results help to determine how federal funds are distrubuted to state, county, and local programs and services. Accurate data is needed to ensure that funds flow to the programs and locations where they are needed most.
Time to Care Act Introduced
On Thursday, January 28, Maryland Senator Antonio Hayes (Baltimore City) and Delegate Kris Valderrama (Prince George's County) introduced the Time to Care Act of 2020.