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Program Description

  Early Care and Education

In March 2019, the County Executive and County Council launched the Early Care and Education Initiative, an interagency and stakeholder group with representatives from the Montgomery County Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS), Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS), and Montgomery College to address the need for comprehensive support of quality early care and education opportunities in Montgomery County with a targeted and strategic focus on:

  • Sustainability: provide new and ongoing resources to sustain partnerships and high-quality early childhood education across types of child care providers;
  • Access & Affordability: provide ease of access and affordable options for families with children ages 0-5;
  • Alignment: create partnerships and alignment of services for ease and access for families of young children, early educators, and the public; and
  • Expansion: expand the supply and options for high quality early education programs in multiple settings.

Program Contacts

Contact Eva Acevedo of the Office of Management and Budget at 240.777.2763 for more information regarding the operating budget for the Non-Departmental Accounts.


Program Budget Changes

FY25 Recommended ChangesExpendituresFTEs
FY24 Approved1117852612.00
Increase Cost: FY25 Compensation Adjustment608840.00
Increase Cost: Three Percent Inflationary Adjustment to Non-Profit Service Provider Contracts300000.00
Shift: Existing Expense from Operating Expense to Personnel Cost to Reflect Addition of Fourteen Merit Staff Positions That Will Support the Early Care and Education Initiative014.00
Decrease Cost: Retirement Adjustment-90660.00
FY25 Recommended1126034426.00