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Howard County has been recognized by Forbes Magazine as one of the “Best Places to Raise a Family.” We are fortunate to have a broad range of resources dedicated to children, teens and their families. In this section of the website, you can access a variety of information and services that you will find helpful. From afterschool or leisure activities to resource and educational information, explore the links below for a sampling of what the County has to offer your family.
Recreational Licensed Child Care (RLC)
Recreational Licensed Child Care is dedicated to providing a safe, nurturing, quality program for the youth of Howard County. Our programs take children as young as 2 ½ years and on up through middle school. We offer a full array of
Homework Club

This is a grant funded program for the children of Ellicott City through a partnership with Centennial, Dunloggin and St. John's Lane elementary schools. The program helps children with their homework and provides additional academic assistance to improve school performance.

Registration and Payment Information
Registration All programs must meet the required minimum participants by July 11 to be offered for the ensuing academic year. For Summer Sunsations, please refer to the brochure for the specific cut off date for to meet minimum registration requirements.
Optional Days
Optional full day care is available for some days when schools are closed. This care is for currently registered RLC participants only. The fee is $40 per day per child during 2009 2010 school year. For a schedule of covered
Middle School Program: CAN-Teen
This licensed program provides a safe, supervised environment for middle school students. Activities include arts, community outings, crafts, games, homework time, sports and individualized programs (Special events and outings may require additional activity fees.) Participants must be attending school at
Elementary School Recreational Licensed Child Care
This before and after school program provides varied recreation and hands-on activities at local elementary schools.
Therapeutic Recreation Licensed After School Care
This program is licensed through the Office of Child Care for children, teens and young adults with developmental disabilities. Leisure education, community outings, special events and more are included in this after school program designed with participant input. Transportation to
2015 Parents Guide to Howard County

  View the 2015 edition of the Parents Guide to Howard County online, or call 410-313-1940 to request a copy.     

Information for Parents and Families

Parent’s Guide to Howard County     Parent Pages Newsletter    Child Care Rules and Regulations   Finding Quality Child Care Listing of Child Care and Preschool Programs   Finding in-home Child Care   Selecting a Child Care Provider   Partnering with your Provider   Chi

Preparing Children for School

Useful Tips and Ideas for Parents How do I know if my child is ready for school? What is expected of them in Kindergarten? How can I help prepare my child? Parents are sometimes overwhelmed by these questions. The following

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