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.
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.
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.
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.