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Program Description

  Early Childhood Services

Early Childhood Services (ECS) serves children from birth to age five with services that support families, early care and education programs, and the community. The program administers the Federally mandated Infants and Toddlers Program (ITP) in collaboration with Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS), the County's Resource and Referral Center (R&R) as part of the statewide R&R Network for support of high-quality child care and the early education workforce, the State Infant & Early Childhood Mental Health Project (IECMH), and the County Child Care in Public Space Program (CCIPS). ECS staffs the Commission on Child Care and Early Childhood Coordinating Council (ECCC). ECS oversees several contractual services including community-based Pre-Kindergarten, home visiting, and family support.

Program Contacts

Contact JoAnn Barnes of the HHS - Children, Youth and Family Services at 240.777.1223 or Deborah Lambert of the Office of Management and Budget at 240.777.2794 for more information regarding this department's operating budget.


Program Performance Measures

Program Performance MeasuresActual FY19Actual FY20Estimated FY21Target FY22Target FY23
Number of children served by the Infants and Toddlers program5,2744,8995,4145,4745,474
Percent of customers satisfied with Early Childhood Mental Health100%94%100%100%100%
Percent of regulated center-based child care programs that hold a quality of care rating of at least 3 out of 5 in Maryland EXCELS 47%53%48%51%51%
Percent of regulated family child care programs that hold a quality of care rating of at least 3 out of 5 in Maryland EXCELS 18%16%19%21%21%

Program Budget Changes

FY22 Approved ChangesExpendituresFTEs
FY21 Approved1030343538.33
Add: Montgomery County Infant and Toddlers Program (ITP) Translation Services for Individual Family Service Plan (IFSP)4420000.00
Enhance: Healthy Families Montgomery Contract to Promote the Well-Being of Children and Prevent Abuse and Neglect Through Intensive In-Home Visits and Services500000.00
Reduce: Early Childhood Services Community Events Due to COVID-103430.00
Reduce: Montgomery County Child Care Resource and Referral Center (MCCCRRC) Holding One Rather Than Two Conferences Per Year Due to COVID-200000.00
Eliminate: Child Link Part-Time Contract Position Because the Phone Line for Family Resources is Obsolete-620000.00
Multi-program adjustments, including negotiated compensation changes, employee benefit changes, changes due to staff turnover, reorganizations, and other budget changes affecting multiple programs.5728704.50
FY22 Approved1127596242.83