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Subsidized Child Care in Maryland Has Doubled Since 1990


August 1, 2002
Economics and Finance
Avis Thomas-Lester
The Washington Post

The number of children in Maryland receiving federally subsidized child care has grown substantially in the past decade as parents previously on welfare took jobs and sought daily care for their children, state data show. But Maryland, like many states, still does not serve many children whose parents are among the working poor, saying there are not enough funds for the vouchers to help all families who do not earn enough to pay for child care.