PACT: Helping Children With Special Needs

The first five years of a child’s life are the most critical in terms of development.  It is during this time that 90 percent of a child’s brain growth occurs, accompanied by the cognitive development that often determines the course of the child’s future.

Yet, for many children, those critical years are spent just trying to survive. 

    PACT offers these young children and their families hope when they have nowhere else to turn.  Ensuring that all children get the proper start in life is the goal that has been driving PACT since 1981.

    PACT is the only specialized child care center in Central Maryland for young children with complex medical needs or infants and toddlers who are experiencing homelessness.

    Giving Opportunities at PACT

    Without your support, the families we serve would have nowhere else to turn for specialized child care and family support.

    Donate today.


    New Scholarship Fund


    The Mark and Sandy Furst Scholarship Fund, makes care affordable for families at PACT.

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    Overview of Our Services:

    World of Care

    PACT's World of Care is the only medical child care center in Central Maryland where nurses and child care staff work together to care for young children with complex medical needs.

    Therapeutic Nursery

    PACT's Therapeutic Nursery is the only child care center and Early Head Start program in Baltimore City for homeless infants and toddlers

    Pre-K Classroom

    PACT’s Pre-K Classroom, as part of World of Care, is a free program for children ages 3 and 4 with special healthcare needs and living in Central Maryland