October 6, 2021

Finding Quality Child Care and Paying for It to Be Featured at Facebook Live Events on Oct. 12 and 13

Two upcoming Facebook Live events will help Montgomery County parents learn about how to find quality child care and figure out how to pay for it. The sessions are planned for 7 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 12, in English, and Wednesday, Oct. 13, in Spanish. Each will feature representatives from the County’s Division of Early Childhood Services, which is part of the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS), answering questions from parents and prospective parents.

The live online sessions will be held on the DHHS Facebook page. Sessions are free and no registration is required.

“Navigating the challenges of child care can be difficult even when we are not in the midst of a pandemic and information is power,” said County Executive Marc Elrich. “Navigating the system to find quality child care is a challenge and can be difficult, so I encourage all families in need of child care to participate in this event. The information provided will help parents know what questions to ask, where to find resources and how to locate the best care available for their child’s future successes”

“I am proud of my work to expand quality child-care slots in the County through the Early Care and Education Initiative,” said County Councilmember Nancy Navarro. “These sessions will offer important information about how to access quality child care, which is key for school readiness and for peace of mind of working parents.”

Participants will learn about:
  • How parents can find affordable, quality child care.
  • How to select the best licensed child-care program for your child and learn why it is an important investment in a child’s development and school readiness.
  • Equitable child-care opportunities, including those for children with special needs.
  • Information on available child-care financial aid how to apply for them.
Visit the Child Care Resource and Referral Center’s website for more information.