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Program Description

  Early Childhood Services

This program focuses on increasing the quality of early care and education programs available to young children throughout the County through technical assistance, consultation, and training for child care providers. Family Support Services' focus is on the development of strategies to increase the supply of quality early care, education programs, and services. Services are delivered through contracts between HHS, the State, and private non-profits that support parents as their children's first teacher. The services include parent engagement activities; home visits; health and parenting education; screening of children to identify special needs; and family support; primarily targeting families and children with risk factors such as poverty, health issues, and isolation.

Program Contacts

Contact JoAnn Barnes of the HHS - Children, Youth and Family Services at 240.777.1223 or Joshua Watters of the Office of Management and Budget at 240.777.2768 for more information regarding this department's operating budget.


Program Performance Measures

Program Performance MeasuresActual FY16Actual FY17Estimated FY18Target FY19Target FY20
Percentage of families that are receiving parent support services that do not have involvement with child welfare by the time the child is five years old100100100100100

Program Budget Changes

FY19 Approved ChangesExpendituresFTEs
FY18 Approved376333213.00
Eliminate: Child Care Provider Scholarships-1110000.00
Multi-program adjustments, including negotiated compensation changes, employee benefit changes, changes due to staff turnover, reorganizations, and other budget changes affecting multiple programs.4831300.50
FY19 Approved413546213.50