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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 Lindsay Lucas of the Office of Management and Budget at 240.777.2766 for more information regarding this department's operating budget.


Program Performance Measures

Program Performance MeasuresActual FY17Actual FY18Estimated FY19Target FY20Target FY21
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 old 1100100100100100
1  The first report in each fiscal year is for six months of data. This data point is updated mid-year after the second six months is reported. The data listed for FY17 represents a full year of data.

Program Budget Changes

FY20 Approved ChangesExpendituresFTEs
FY19 Approved413546213.50
Multi-program adjustments, including negotiated compensation changes, employee benefit changes, changes due to staff turnover, reorganizations, and other budget changes affecting multiple programs.2595250.00
FY20 Approved439498713.50