Early Care and Education Policy Office

The DHHS Early Care and Education Policy Office was established by the County Council in 2015.  The role of the office is to serve as a focal point for the early care and education system in Montgomery, to identify gaps, and promote collaboration among County agencies and community partners to ensure a range of  services for children from birth to five years old.  The office oversees the Early Childhood Coordinating Council and brings together representatives of a variety of stakeholders to develop recommendations for the County Executive and the County Council on early care and education issues.

Early Care and Education Initiative - Action Plan FY24-FY27


Montgomery County Implications of the New Blueprint for Maryland's Future Prekindergarten Programs for Families and Child Care Provider - October 2022

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Children's Opportunity Alliance

Children's Opportunity Alliance (mocochildren.org)

Early Care and Education Initiative - Action Plan 2020

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Early Care and Education Initiative - Flyer

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Early Childhood Strategic Plan

Head Start Community Assessment 2020

Pre-K Expansion-Recommendations and Options

2018-19 Montgomery County Kindergarten Readiness Assessment (KRS) Results

Maryland Commission on Innovation and Excellence in Education (Kirwan Commission)-Preliminary Report

Urban Institute Report: Early Childhood Educator Compensation in the Washington Region

Montgomery Moving Forward ECE Call to Action

Montgomery County Head Start FY18 Federal Monitoring Report (PDF)

Preschool Development Grant--Birth through Five (PDG B-5) Survey

COVID19 Early Childhood Resources for Individuals, Families and Businesses

Montgomery County Health and Human Services
Early Care and Education Policy Office
401 Hungerford Drive
Rockville, MD  20850