It is Our Duty to Care: Prioritizing Child Care in Maryland
Children are our future. We know their developmental, relational and educational experiences stay relevant long beyond childhood and carry significant implications for society. As more people return to work, more than half of child care providers in Maryland report that they may have to close their operations due to financial losses and restrictions from the COVID-19 pandemic. Meanwhile, families are experiencing their own financial stresses because of the economic fallout. Without an adequate safety net, there is no other alternative but to work.
Join us for a conversation with Laura Weeldreyer, Executive Director of Maryland Family Network, and some of our region’s child care providers to shed light on how national predictions are playing out in Maryland. At this moment, we have the opportunity to prioritize and value the labor of child care in a way that has not been done in our state. Participants will learn how to support the safe, responsible re-opening of child care across the state, as well as how we rebuild a stronger and more sustainable industry made for all children and their caregivers.
This program is for Maryland Philanthropy Network members and invited guests only.