Steve Rohde is the Deputy Director for Resource and Referral Services for the Maryland Family Network (a merger of Maryland Committee for Children and Friends of the Family) and the Maryland Child Care Resource Network. Steve has been a preschool classroom teacher, a child care center director, a child care specialist with municipal and county licensing programs, a trainer, a county and state administrator for licensing, and an Acting Executive Director for a major Maryland nonprofit. Steve has been working with Center of Technology Education (CTE) at John’s Hopkins University (JHU) training their staff on an assessment for the research project CTE/JHU is conducting of the Maryland EXCELS Program. Steve is also the President of the Child Care Aware of America Board of Directors. Steve has Bachelors and Masters Degrees in Early Childhood Education from Towson University. Steve has been adjunct faculty with Stevenson University for five years. Steve is the proud father of two grown daughters and grandfather to three terrific granddaughters.