Local Children's Board


Home Visit Services RFP Announced

The Office of the Local Children’s Board in the Department of Community Resources and Services is requesting proposals from eligible entities to provide Home Visiting services to first time mothers in need of additional supports in Howard County. Please note these funds are contingent upon the award through the Local Children’s Board from the Maryland State Department of Education. Please download and complete the following documents or call Kim Eisenreich, 410-313-1461 (voice/relay) for more information. 

Howard County Local Children's Board

The Howard County Local Children's Board is comprised of public and private members working collaboratively to ensure a strong continuum of services for families and children in our community. Also known as the Local Management Board, there is a functioning board in all 24 jurisdictions in Maryland. We work in partnership with the Governor's Office for Children to ensure children grow up healthy, secure and successful.

Recently, The Board has identified priorities and designed strategies to help ensure Howard County is a place where all children thrive. Based on data gathered, the following child well-being results have been chosen for Howard County:

  • Children Safe in Their Homes and Communities
  • Children Successful in School

The Board provides funding, planning, program development and implementation, and technical assistance to programs and services working to improve outcomes for Howard County's children.  The Board is supporting many initiatives including:  

    After School Programs
    Parent Support Services
    Juvenile Justice Programs
    Early Intervention and Prevention Services
    Delinquency Prevention
    Child Abuse and Neglect Prevention
    Substance Abuse Prevention
    Mental Health Services
    Academic Achievement

Program Name Vendor Name Amount
Mentoring A-Ok Mentoring and Tutoring
Mobility Mitigation Howard County Department of Housing 75,000
Family Navigation MD Coalition for Families 65,000
Strengthening Families Howard County Department of Corrections 50,000
Mediation Center Howard Community College - MCRC 40,000


Board Support
PIT Count and Resource Fair


Board Support


Public Agency Representatives

Community Representatives
Dario Broccolino
Office of State's Attorney
Charmayne Anderson
CB Anderson Partners
Karen Butler
Howard County Department of Social Services
Erica Byrnes
Voices for Children
John Byrd, Chair
Howard County Department of Recreation and Parks
Dawn Duignan, Vice Chair
Hope Counseling Center
Bita Dayhoff
Community Action Council
Dr. Edisa Padder
Padder Health Services
Chief Gary Gardner
Department of the Police
Tim Madden
Howard County Department of Juvenile Services
Dr. Michael Martirano
Howard County Public School System
Dr. Maura Rossman
Howard County Department of Health
Jackie Scott
Howard County Department of Community Resources and Services
Louis Valenti
Maryland State Department of Education
Restia Whitaker
Howard County Public School System





Equity and Opportunity

Food Access

Mental Health

FY18 Local Children’s Board Meeting Schedule 

Starting in July 2017 the Local Children’s Board will meet every other month from 9:00 am to 11:00 am with the addition of the June annual meeting.

The following meeting dates are:

Tuesday, July 18, 2017 

Tuesday, September 19, 2017 

Tuesday, November 21, 2017 

Tuesday, January 16, 2018 

Tuesday, March 20, 2018 

Tuesday, May 15, 2018 

Tuesday, June 19, 2018 (annual meeting)

 *Committees will meet in alternate months. 

Meeting Location: Howard County George Howard Bldg, Columbia/Ellicott City Room, 3430 Courthouse Drive, Ellicott City, MD 21043

To request accommodations to participate in these meetings, please contact the Office of Local Children's Board , 410-313-5929 (Voice/Relay), or email mdawson@howardcountymd.gov at least seven days prior to the meeting date.