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B'More for Healthy Babies

B'more for Healthy Babies (BHB) is a Baltimore City initiative led by the Baltimore City Health Department with support from Family League of Baltimore and HealthCare Access Maryland. BHB brings together communities, organizations, and resources so that every baby might have the best start possible.  ​​ http://www.healthybabiesbaltimore.com/​​


CentroNia, Marland

​Access to quality education continues to be the single most important challenge facing the District of Columbia and the greater metropolitan region. CentroNía, a nationally recognized, the award-winning educational organization provides affordable, quality early childhood education; professional development to educators; and family support services in a bilingual and multicultural environment to more than 2,400 low-income children and families. Our holistic approach ensures that the children and families we serve receive the support and encouragement they need to succeed academically, develop a strong sense of community, and live healthy and active lives. This includes an award-winning Food & Wellness Department that provides healthy meals for CentroNía’s community and encourages children, parents, and staff to adopt healthy lifestyles by making informed food choices.​


Maryland Department of Agriculture

Headquarters of the MDA is at 50 Harry S. Truman Parkway in Annapolis, but branch offices are located at several strategic sites around the state in order to serve local needs. Many activities of the MDA are regulatory in nature, others are assigned to a category of public service and some are educational or promotional in scope. All are intended to provide the maximum protection possible for the consumer as well as promote the economic well-being of farmers, food and fiber processors and businesses engaged in agricultural-related operations​. https://mda.maryland.gov/


Maryland Family Network

Children are born learning. You can see it in a baby’s eyes when you pick her up from her crib. It’s in the joy of a toddler who takes his first steps. It’s in an infant’s smile who delights in playing peek-a-boo. And it’s in a four-year-old’s voice when she tells her mom and dad what she learned that day. A child’s innate capacity to learn is what drives us. We work tirelessly to fulfill our mission: ensuring children have strong families, quality early learning environments, and a champion for their interests. http://www.marylandfamilynetwork.org/​​


Maryland Head Start

Head Start is a federal program authorized by the Improving Head Start for School Readiness Act of 2007. Head Start and Early Head Start programs in local communities support the mental, social, and emotional development of children from birth to age 5. In addition to education services, programs provide children and their families with health, nutrition, social, and other services. Head Start services are responsive to each child and family's ethnic, cultural, and linguistic heritage. https://www.md-hsa.org/​


Maryland State Department of Education

Under the leadership of the State Superintendent of Schools and guidance from the Maryland State Board of Education, the Department develops and implements standards and policy for education programs from pre-kindergarten through high school.​ http://marylandpublicschools.org/


Maryland State Department of Health - Maternal and Child Health

The Maternal and Child Health Bureau's mission is to protect, promote and improve the health and well-being of all women, newborns, children and adolescents in Maryland. Our programs and activities strive to strengthen and support the maternal and child health infrastructure and to assure the availability and accessibility of preventive and primary care services for women, children and adolescents. Best practice standards in public health guide program planning, development and implementation.​  https://phpa.health.maryland.gov/