The Maryland State Department of Education’s Division of Early Childhood Development has scheduled a public hearing on the proposed Plan for the Child Care Development Fund. The public hearing is an opportunity for interested parties to provide public comment on what the Division should include in the Plan, including goals. The CCDF State Plan focuses on providing quality child care services and subsidies for low income families.
The hearing is scheduled as follows:
Monday, May 7, 2018
10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Maryland State Department of Education
Division of Early Childhood Development Conference Room
200 W. Baltimore Street, 10 th Floor
Baltimore, MD 21201
If you plan to attend, please email TJ Bennett at firstname.lastname@example.org(link sends e-mail) by April 30, 2018.
The Hearing will begin promptly at 10:00, with staff from the Division providing a brief overview of their section(s) of the Plan. Following the overview, we will open the floor to everyone who wishes to share comments and/or suggestions about the Plan. To ensure there is enough time for everyone to have an opportunity to speak, each individual will have a maximum of three (3) minutes.
Any person who wishes to review or obtain a copy of the proposed Plan should email TJ to ask for a copy. She will send all interested parties a copy of the Plan as soon as we complete internal edits based on initial stakeholder feedback collected at the joint ECAC and OCC Advisory Council Meeting held on Thursday, March 16, 2018. We anticipate the Plan being available by April 16, 2018.
Please submit written comments to TJ Bennett by noon on Friday, May 14, 2018.