Child Care and Development Fund

The Child Care and Development Fund (CCDF) assists low-income families in obtaining child care so they can work or attend training/education. The program also fosters the quality of child care and promotes coordination among early childhood development and afterschool programs. CCDF made available $5.2 billion to states, territories, and tribes in Fiscal Year 2012. CCDF is authorized by the Child Care and Development Block Grant Act and Section 418 of the Social Security Act.

The Division of Early Childhood has scheduled a public hearing session on the proposed plan for the Child Care and Development Fund (CCDF). The public session is an opportunity for interested parties to publicly provide comments on what the Division should include in the plan, including current and future goals. The CCDF plan focuses on providing quality child care services and subsidies for low income families.

MSDE will hold a Public Hearing on Thursday, June 13, 2024 at 10:00 a.m. via Microsoft Teams. Online: https://events.teams.microsoft.com/event/65ad3e33-29b8-4809-a9f0-3c826a40d983@552cc353-c3e3-4e56-94b2-98f4d41ba18c (Updated 6/12/2024)

View the the draft plan

For those who cannot attend the Public Hearings or prefer to send comments in writing, written comments can be submitted using this form by June 13, 2024 or by US Mail addressed to:

Maryland State Department of Education
Division of Early Childhood/2025-2027 CCDF Plan Comments
200 West Baltimore Street 10th Floor
Baltimore, MD 21201

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