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2014 Parents Guide to Howard County

  View the 2013 edition of the Parents Guide to Howard County online, or call 410 313 1940 to request a copy.     

The Resource Room at Howard County Office of Children's Services

Early childhood professionals, public and private school teachers, and others who visit our office will find a resource room and lending library with materials and equipment for their use. The resource room is open 8:00 am – 4:45 pm; Monday – Friday.

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
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.
Family Caregiver Support Program

Caregiving can be a daunting and stressful job. Awareness of services and resources is key to providing the best care possible to a loved one. The Office on Aging, Caregiver Educator Program and other area resources can help.

Howard County Early Learning Center (Pre-school)
This academic year, preschool program focuses on developing a child's social, cognitive, emotional, and motor skills through age appropriate activities that follow recommendations established by the Maryland Model for School Readiness. The safe, nurturing classroom environment encourages a child's playful
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.
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
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
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