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Maryland Family Network (MFN), the state-wide intermediary overseeing the network of Family Support Centers, will be issuing a Request for Proposal (RFP) for Maryland agencies and organizations to operate/establish a Family Support Center in a Maryland community or region. Centers serve families with children birth through three and/or expectant parents. MFN anticipates awarding multiple grants to support both the planning and full operations of new Family Support Centers.
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We are pleased to release MFN's 2020 Impact Report. Thank you for your continuing support in our mission to make sure every child has strong families, quality early learning environments, and a champion for their interests. 
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Maryland Family Network has announced a Request for Proposals to operate a Child Care Resource Center. Maryland’s regional Child Care Resource Centers (CCRCs) make up the Maryland Child Care Resource Network (MCCRN), which provides leadership, training and other services to improve the quality, availability, and affordability of child care in communities across the state.
Thoughtful coaching and mentoring approaches contribute to the quality and effectiveness of early childhood programs. Each webinar in the series provide participants with practical information, strategies, and tactics to use in their child care program. In addition to increasing your professional skill set, successful participants will also receive 45 Core of Knowledge Hours to be used for the Maryland Administrators’ Child Care Credential, and the level 4 requirement for training with that credential.
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Whether you're a seasoned family child care provider or just beginning your licensing journey, the All Our Kin Virtual Business Series can help support your business plans. This free 10 week series will cover every key aspect of operating a family child care business.
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Maryland Family Network today announced the launch of “Maryland Child Care Boost,” a pilot program that will equip select family child care providers with free tools to help them remain fully enrolled, financially sound, and focused on the high-quality care and education of our youngest learners.
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The report details the data gleaned from child care providers across the state via a survey conducted in January. The providers report that since March of 2020, their monthly expenses have increased on average $5,339 per location as a result of needing to purchase essential PPEs and other COVID related health and safety expenses. 
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. 
Caring During Covid
Caring During COVID: The Effects of the Pandemic on Md's Child Care Providers