Our Early Childhood programs promote early childhood health, education and development in the home, school and community. We serve pregnant mothers, young children and their families, partnering with families to provide early learning experiences for children from diverse backgrounds. The benefits of participation include improved family functioning, support of the children's healthy development which prepares them for a lifetime of learning, and connectivity with supportive community resources.

Watch Me Grow Child Development Center 

A fee-based high quality childcare program for pre-school children, as well as before and after school care for children, is provided in the Clarksburg community.


Discovery Station Early Head Start 

Home-based child development and parent support is provided for low income families with children aged 0 to 3; the Discovery Station Child Development Center located on the FSI Gaithersburg Nonprofit Village campus serves 28 children of parenting teens.


Healthy Families Montgomery (HFM) 

A nationally accredited bilingual home visiting service in Montgomery County is provided for first-time parents who are experiencing multiple life stressors.


Early Childhood Education & Training 

FSI provides professional training, mentoring, and mental health consultation services to home visitors and childcare providers throughout Montgomery County.


Family Discovery Center 

Multi-generational year round program promoting adult learning and healthy child development in families with young children.


Ed Bohrer Parent Resource Center (PRC) 

With support from the City of Gaithersburg, the center at Gaithersburg Elementary School helps Spanish and English speaking parents and individuals access services and pursue educational goals for themselves and their children.


DARE to be You 

A family-focused, 10 week prevention program is provided at three Montgomery County elementary schools to help families with preschoolers improve parent and child interactions.


Baby Steps 

Universal, hospital-based health screenings, and resource referral and service linkage for new mothers and their babies are provided at Shady Grove Adventist Hospital.


Keys to Success 

Keys to Success program supports middle and high school students who are pregnant or parenting as they move towards high school graduation, post secondary education and self-sufficiency.