Child Care Continuity and Costs in Maryland During the COVID-19 Pandemic

InfographicEarly ChildhoodSep 24 2021


The global COVID-19 pandemic caused major shifts in the landscape of child care and early education programs nationwide and in the state of Maryland. This infographic presents findings on the percentage of young children who, as of Fall 2020-2021, remained with the same child care provider as before the pandemic; and on the percentage of school-age children who remained with the same child care provider in the 2020-2021 school year as they had in Summer 2020. It also shows data on parents’ reported difficulty paying for child care during the pandemic/2020-2021 school year. This infographic highlights findings from the associated research brief, Child Care Utilization in Maryland During the COVID-19 Pandemic.

Child Trends prepared this infographic as part of the Maryland Child Care Policy Research Partnership with the Maryland State Department of Education, which is funded by the Office of Planning, Research, and Evaluation (Grant # 90YE0220-01-00).