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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 Dira Treadvance 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 FY20Actual FY21Estimated FY22Target FY23Target FY24
Number of children served by the Infants and Toddlers program 14,8994,0045,4745,4745,474
Percent of customers satisfied with Early Childhood Mental Health94%100%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 253%23%51%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 16%15%21%21%21%
1  Numbers served for FY20 and FY21 were reduced due to the COVID pandemic.
2  Decrease in this measure due to COVID closures.

Program Budget Changes

FY23 Approved ChangesExpendituresFTEs
FY22 Approved1127596242.83
Add: Position to Administer Contract and Coordinate Activities with Early Care and Eduation Coordinating Entity1155701.00
Multi-program adjustments, including negotiated compensation changes, employee benefit changes, changes due to staff turnover, reorganizations, and other budget changes affecting multiple programs.9020402.00
FY23 Approved1229357245.83