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

Local Children's Board Intitiatives

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

Local Children's Board Funding

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

Local Children's Board Members

John Byrd, Chair 
Howard County Department of Recreation and Park
Public Agency Representative

Dawn Duignan, Vice-Chair 
Hope Counseling Center
Community Representative

Charmayne Anderson, Community Representative
CB Anderson Partners

Rosemary Beakes, Community Representative

Dario Broccolino, Public Agency Representative
Office of State’s Attorney

Stevie Bullock, Public Agency Representative 
Howard County Department of Community Resources and Services

Karen Butler, Public Agency Representative 
Howard County Department of Social Services

Bita Dayhoff,  Public Agency Representative
Community Action Council

Chief Gary Gardner, Public Agency Representative
Department of the Police

Tim Madden, Public Agency Representative 

Howard County Department of Juvenile Services

Naveed Mian, Community Representative
Student Member

Dr. Edisa Padder, Community Representative
Padder Health Services  

Dr. Maura Rossman, Public Agency Representative 
Howard County Department of Health

Louis Valenti, Public Agency Representative 
Maryland State Department of Education

Restia Whitaker, Public Agency Representative 
Howard County Public School System


Local Children's Board Meeting Schedule

Board meetings are held at least 10 times per year, usually on the 3rd Tuesday of the month,  8:30-10:00 am. Most meetings are open to the public.   



July 19, 2016 - Cancelled
September 20, 2016
October 18, 2016
November 15, 2016
December 20, 2016
January 17, 2017
February 21, 2017- Cancelled
March 21, 2017 - Cancelled
April 18, 2017   - Cancelled
*February 28, 2017

*March 14, 2017

*March 28, 2017

*April 11, 2017

*April 25, 2017

May 2, 2017

May 16, 2017- Cancelled

May 23, 2017

June 20, 2017

*Meeting Location: Howard County Health Department, Potomac Room, 8930 Stanford Blvd, Columbia, MD 21045

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.  


Local Children's Board Agendas

Local Children's Board Meeting Minutes

FY17 Minutes

February 28 2017 Minutes

February 14 2017 Minutes

January 2017 Minutes

December 2016 Minutes

November 2016 Minutes

October 2016 Minutes

September 2016 Minutes

FY16 Minutes

June 2016 Minutes

May 2016 Minutes

April 2016 Minutes

March 2016 Minutes

January 2016 Minutes

December 2015 Minutes

November 2015 Minutes

October 2015 Minutes 

September 2015 Minutes 

July 2015 Minutes