Join Maryland Philanthropy Network's Education Funders Affinity Group for a conversation with Maryland State Superintendent Mohammed Choudhury. This will be an opportunity to learn Mr. Choudhury’s goals for the Maryland State Department of Education, anticipated needs for the upcoming school year, along with an opportunity to explore the role of philanthropy in supporting public education in our state. Members are encouraged to share questions prior to the session to maximize time with Mr. Choudhury.
Maryland Philanthropy Network is pleased to host Dr. Sonja Santelises, Chief Executive Officer of the Baltimore City Public School System, for our annual conversation with the Education Funders Affinity Group. Dr. Santelises will discuss the plan for the upcoming school year and highlight how philanthropy can best support the District. Members are encouraged to share questions prior to the session to maximize time with Dr. Santelises.
There is evidence that children born during the pandemic are experiencing significant delays in cognitive, verbal, and motor development. These developmental gaps can be mitigated but need attention right away.
The Prenatal to Five Affinity Group meets bi-monthly. This peer group is focused on learning together about the needs of pregnant women and families with children up to age 5 and how to best support them. Any Maryland Philanthropy Network member who would like to connect and learn about investing in and supporting Prenatal to Five spaces is welcome.
In 2021, Maryland passed legislation that set up the Growing Opportunities in Family Child Care (GOFCC) program to provide targeted support for individuals to open a registered (licensed) family child care program. During this meeting, Laura Weeldreyer and Lacey Egerton from Maryland Family Network will present details about GOFCC, an implementation grant process, and how the initiative contributes an important solution to help address the child care crisis.
Join Maryland Philanthropy Network for the final session in our three-part series on community schools. Part III will focus on practitioners and the role they play in facilitating the implementation of Community Schools.
In January, the Prenatal to Five Impact Collaborative will be getting a 2022 Legislative Session Preview from Maryland Family Network; have a discussion with PN-5 member, Meredith Callanan, about the Early Years Leadership Diversity Initiative's research report, entitled Diversify Early Childhood Leadership: It’s Time to Remove the Barriers Holding Us Back; and Cathy Costa, from the Maternal and Child Health Division of the Baltimore City Health Department, will provide an update on Baltimore City’s Pritzker grant.