Educational Institutions

Maryland Family Network Inc.

  • Baltimore, MD
  • www.marylandfamilynetwork.org

Mission Statement

Maryland Family Network ensures that young children and their families have the resources to succeed.

Main Programs

  1. Maryland Child Resource Centers
  2. Family Support Network
  3. LOCATE: Child Care
Service Areas

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Maryland

Maryland Family Network works throughout the state of Maryland and partners with federal and state government and health and community-based non-profit organizations, and educational institutions to provide quality assurance services, and develop resources. Maryland Family Network ensures the development of and ongoing service delivery from Family Support Centers and Child Care Resource Centers. Maryland Family Network provides child care search services (LOCATE) and advocacy and issues education around early child education in Maryland.

ruling year

1987

Executive Director

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Margaret Williams

Keywords

Self-reported

Family, family support, parents, child care, child care providers, pre-k, prekindergarten, pre-kindergarten, quality assurance service,

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EIN

52-1486702

Physical Address

1001 Eastern Ave. Second Fl

Baltimore, 21202 4325

Contact

Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Education N.E.C. (B99)

Family Services (P40)

Human Services - Multipurpose and Other N.E.C. (P99)

IRS Filing Requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990 or 990-EZ.

Programs + Results

How does this organization make a difference?

Overview

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LOCATE: Child Care has helped countless families find safe child care that meets their unique needs. We have trained more child care professionals and provided more family education than anyone else in the State. Thanks to our Family Support Centers, struggling Maryland families have achieved their dreams and begun new generations of success.

Programs

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What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Program 1

Maryland Child Resource Centers

Twelve regional Child Care Resource Centers (CCRCs). Centers make up the Maryland Child Care Resource Network (MCCRN), which provides leadership and services designed to improve the quality, availability, and affordability of child care in communities across the state. The CCRCs that comprise the Network provide training opportunities and provide technical assistance to child care providers throughout Maryland

Category

Youth Development

Population(s) Served

Infants/Babies (under age 5)

Budget

Program 2

Family Support Network

Maryland’s Network of 23 Family Support Centers provide free, comprehensive services to families, targeting parents and their children from birth through age three. Funding is provided by the Maryland State Department of Education, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, private foundations, corporations, and individuals.

Category

Youth Development

Population(s) Served

Infants/Babies (under age 5)

Budget

Program 3

LOCATE: Child Care

Maryland Family Network’s LOCATE: Child Care is a free, referral service with detailed information on all regulated child care in Maryland. Our trained referral specialists help identify child care based on your personal preferences including program type, location and cost.

Category

Youth Development

Population(s) Served

Infants/Babies (under age 5)

Budget

Charting Impact

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Five powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

  1. What is the organization aiming to accomplish?
    Maryland Family Network works to ensure that young children and their families have the resources to learn and succeed.
  2. What are the organization's key strategies for making this happen?
    Our Family Support Centers help parents become economically self-sufficient and raise healthy, successful children. We provide training and e-learning services that help early childhood professionals improve their skills and their programs. Through technical assistance we help develop and expand high quality programs for children across the State. By operating LOCATE: Child Care we help parents find quality child care that meets their family’s needs. We are a voice in Annapolis and Washington, D.C. making sure that the needs of young children and their families are a priority with lawmakers.
  3. What are the organization's capabilities for doing this?
    Maryland Family Network is the State’s leading advocacy organization that focuses on children from birth to age five. Through both public education activities and direct services in all 24 jurisdictions, Maryland Family Network accomplishes its mission in partnership with local organizations that establish, expand, and enhance community-based efforts to support families, child care professionals, and other service providers who are responsible for the care, development, and education of very young children.
  4. How will they know if they are making progress?
    Maryland Family Network has seen consistent progress since our inception. Every year, more and more children have access to quality early care and education.
  5. What have and haven't they accomplished so far?
    Maryland Family Network has helped to make Maryland one of the best states in the country for early care and education. We will not rest until every child and their family has the resources to succeed.
Service Areas

Self-reported

Maryland

Maryland Family Network works throughout the state of Maryland and partners with federal and state government and health and community-based non-profit organizations, and educational institutions to provide quality assurance services, and develop resources. Maryland Family Network ensures the development of and ongoing service delivery from Family Support Centers and Child Care Resource Centers. Maryland Family Network provides child care search services (LOCATE) and advocacy and issues education around early child education in Maryland.

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Financials

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Maryland Family Network Inc
Fiscal year: Jul 01-Jun 30
Yes, financials were audited by an independent accountant.

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Operations

The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

Maryland Family Network Inc.

Leadership

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Executive Director

Margaret Williams

Governance

BOARD CHAIR

Dixon Harvey Jr.

Black Oak Associates

BOARD LEADERSHIP PRACTICES

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Yes

BOARD ORIENTATION & EDUCATION

Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations?

Yes

CEO OVERSIGHT

Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year?

Yes

ETHICS & TRANSPARENCY

Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year?

Yes

BOARD COMPOSITION

Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership?

Yes

BOARD PERFORMANCE

Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years?