Here is information about an online event (this morning at 8:00am) held by the United Way of Central Maryland…which seems very timely given all of the recent discussions about childcare in HCPSS schools:

Did you know that the cost of childcare for two children in Howard County averages $2,000 a month? Higher than average childcare costs in the area make it even harder for families working in low-paying jobs to get ahead in a region with one of the highest costs of living in Maryland.

Join us for the second in a series of dynamic, online panel discussions examining the barriers that prevent hardworking people in our region from achieving financial stability—or even just making ends meet.
Register today for
The Need for Affordable, Accessible Childcare

Wednesday, August 19, 8 to 9 a.m. 

In this session, government, business, and community leaders will discuss the critical need for childcare that families can afford, its benefits to employers, and United Way’s innovative solution to help working parents who are struggling to pay for childcare.


Don’t miss our third session:
The Realities of Inequity: The Housing Crisis in Our Region.

Learn what it costs to afford the basics in every county in Maryland in our ALICE Report.

The ALICE Report and Benefits Cliff Study are made possible by Kaiser Permanente.


Scott E