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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.
Children's Advocacy in Annapolis
The 2020 Evening for Children's Advocacy in Annapolis took place on Monday, January 27th, and was well attended.
Maryland Family Network's Parent Leadership
Maryland Family Network's Parent Leadership program is empowering parents, supporting children, and changing lives every day.
The General Assembly's Joint Committee on Children, Youth, and Families held a hearing on paid family and medical leave on October 16 in Annapolis.
"Brit" Kirwan Honored
Under Dr. Kirwan's leadership, the Commission on Innovation and Excellence in Education (aka the (Kirwan Commission) has championed the critical role that quality early care and learning will play in transforming public education in Maryland into a world-class system.