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Our allies in Maryland are making sure the state prioritizes policies that drive positive outcomes for young children and their families.

State Allies:

Maryland Family Network • Baltimore, MD
Maryland Family Network • Baltimore, MD
Top Priorities for 2020

Enact landmark education reform, including a dramatic expansion of public pre-k for 3- and 4-year-olds

Pass Paid Family Leave legislation for all Maryland families

Protect recent major investments in child care

In 2019, Maryland made significant new investments in the success of young children and their families.

  • Accelerated a mandated increase of child care subsidy rates (subsidy rates must equal or exceed 60% of market rates and must remain at or above the 60th percentile in the future).
  • $34.2 million to ensure that low-income families have access to affordable, high-quality child care.
  • $20.1 million to support local school systems providing full-day pre-k programs for all four-year-olds.
  • $1.2 million to increase Head Start slots.
  • Established up to 12 weeks of paid parental leave for state employees following the birth or adoption of a child.

The Alliance for Early Success is achieving large-scale, long-lasting change for the state’s young children by providing our allies with powerful advantages that help them shape Maryland early childhood state policy.

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