Department of Social Services

Have Your Children Been Dreaming About Summer?
Keep Your Children Dreaming with Reading!

Children work hard during the school year and they are learning a lot. Despite that work, they can lose what they learn during breaks and summer. When that happens, they return to school behind.

This summer, we want to help children maintain what they learned over the summer – and that’s where parents come in. This summer we will be providing you with easy tips and information to support your child’s learning throughout the summer.

Did you know?

  • Over the summer, students can lose up to three months of knowledge from the previous grade.
  • Children who read books over the summer can maintain or improve their reading skills.
  • Nine in ten teachers spend at least three weeks re-teaching lessons at the start of the school year.

In the next few weeks a children's reading area will be installed in the Social Services lobby. We are also planning an exciting event for National Summer Learning Day on July 12th!

Our Mission:

The Mission of Montgomery County DSS is simple: "Serving others towards independence"

We rely on our six core values to keep us on track to complete our Mission.

  1. To meet or exceed the needs of the citizen.
  2. Maintain a positive, solution-based demeanor.
  3. Give and accept feedback appropriately and grow.
  4. Service Focused.
  5. Be direct and kind.
  6. Maintain quality assurance requirements

Civil Rights and Accessibility  

Montgomery County Department of Social Services (MCDSS) complies with applicable Federal civil rights laws and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, disability, religion, or sex. MCDSS does not exclude people or treat them differently because of race, color, national origin, age, disability, religion, or sex. For more information, click here