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The First Five Years

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"The First Five Years" is a weekly program presented by Maryland Family Network.  The series is focused on the extraordinary developmental period from birth to age five. "The First Five Years" highlights the challenges and opportunities related to nurturing young children and helping them build a solid foundation for success in school and in life.

“The First Five Years” is made possible with major support from the M& T Charitable Foundation. 

You can listen to an archive of past episodes of "The First Five Years" here.

Tiny Teeth

May 5, 2016

Early childhood cavities are the number one chronic disease affecting young children in America. Even more common than asthma or hay fever. The Children’s Dental Health Project has ideas for how to change that. Listen now.

What's Toys Teach?

Apr 28, 2016

Just because the box says "educational" doesn't mean it's best for your baby. Listen now and learn more. Visit marylandfamilynetwork.org for more information.

Make Room for Men

Apr 20, 2016

Most of the early care and education field is dominated by women. We're grateful for the dedication they bring but men can also be a huge asset during the early years. Listen now to learn how to attract more men to this important field of work. Visit www.marylandfamilynetwork.org for more information.

New research from the Economic Policy Institute supports what Maryland Family Network has known for a long time -- making public investments in early childhood care and education not only helps families make ends meet but would also provide a major boost to the State's economy. Listen now and learn more.

There's just something enchanting about that new baby smell. In fact, it is something biological that entices our olfactory and bonds us with babies. Listen now and visit www.marylandfamilynetwork.org for more.

Family Meal Time

Mar 30, 2016

With very young children and many demands on parents, eating together as a family can seem impossible. But the benefits of family meal time last a lifetime. Listen now for tips on bringing the family together around the table. More information is at www.marylandfamilynetwork.org .

Imagine raising children while living in poverty. Now imagine all of those challenges and struggling with depression too. Learn more at www.marylandfamilynetwork.org .

Great Ideas

Mar 16, 2016

Maryland Family Network encourages creative approaches to help both child care professionals and families. These great ideas give kids a great start!

Cursing Kids

Mar 9, 2016

What does a parent do when his young child takes up cursing? We’ve got advice you can swear by! Listen now.

Try Mother's Milk!

Mar 2, 2016

Breastfeeding is good for baby and mother too! Try Mother's Milk today! Visit www. marylandfamilynetwork.org to learn more.

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