The core goal for all IECC members is to foster the successful growth and wellness of families and young children in Frederick County, which includes all definitions of caregivers. 

Oftentimes, families may find themselves caring for a child who isn’t related to them biologically. Many caregivers are grandparents, extended relatives, kinship care providers, foster and adoptive parents, or represent some other definition of a family. 

As a caregiver, we know that being able to provide a safe, secure environment for a child to grow takes a lot of effort and work, but it can also be infinitely rewarding. As you navigate challenges, it’s important to know that there are many other caregivers facing similar challenges and asking the same questions you are. The IECC exists to provide you with resources and helpful information so that you can feel confident providing for your child. shutterstock_1685245768

We want you to know that you are not alone; our goal is to help lift some of the weight off your shoulders and connect you with our community, allowing you to focus on being the caregiver your child needs and the one you want to be. 

Caregivers are the most important person in a child’s life. Even before children go to school or interact with the community, you are the one they learn from everyday. Everything you do together can be a learning experience, which helps them build strong brain architecture and skills for life. 

Learn more about the science of brain architecture here.