Location: Baltimore, MD
Organization: Maryland Family Network
Steve Rohde is the Deputy Director for Resource and Referral Services for the Maryland Family Network (MFN, a merger of Maryland Committee for Children and Friends of the Family) and the Maryland Child Care Resource Network. Steve’s current responsibilities include overseeing the Statewide Resource and Referral Network for Maryland, 12 resource centers providing training and technical assistance to early education and care providers, and a statewide parent resource & referral service. Steve also develops and conducts training, and through MFN is working with Johns Hopkins University in its research project to evaluate Maryland’s QRIS System. Steve has been a preschool classroom teacher, a child care center director, a child care specialist with municipal and county licensing programs, a trainer, and a county and state administrator for licensing. Steve has Bachelors and Masters degree in Early Childhood Education from Towson University. Steve was also adjunct faculty with Stevenson University (formerly Villa Julie College) for five years. Steve has been married for over 35 years, has a great wife, two wonderful daughters, and is a recent first time grandfather.