Frequently Asked Questions and Guidance for Child Care Providers during COVID-19

Howard County will continue to deliver essential County services to residents throughout the response to the COVID-19 pandemic, however starting March 18, some services will be curtailed to protect employee and resident health. Beginning at 8:00 a.m. on March 18, non-emergency County offices and facilities will be closed to the public until further notice, though operations will continue through teleworking by eligible employees.    The Department of Community Resources and Services headquarters at 9830 Patuxent Woods Drive, Columbia, MD 21046 are closed to the public. Phone appointments can be made via 410-313-6400. Multi-Service Center services will be conducted online or via phone at 410-313-0220. 

Resources for Families Looking For Child Care

Operating Child Care Sites

FAQ for Parents

Locate Child Care  877-261-0060

The Care Line - 410-313-2273 For questions about Resources for children and families in Howard County

Child Care Scholarship Program - Help to pay for child care

The Parent's Guide to Howard County

The Office of Children and Families

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As part of the Department of Community Resources and Services, our mission is to provide information and access to resources for families to ensure all children in our community thrive. The goal of the Office is to work in concert with the community to coordinate, develop, expand, and enhance children and family services in Howard County.


Howard County Office of Children and Families

Erin Bonzon, Administrator
9830 Patuxent Woods Drive Columbia, MD 21046

For general information or assistance, contact:
Voice/Relay: 410-313-1940
FAX: 410-313-1430

Find us on facebook: We post updates on training classes, information about upcoming events and reminders about parent workshops on the Community Resources and Services Facebook page. You'll also find posts from the other divisions of Community Resources and Services, the Office on Aging and Independence, the Office of ADA Coordination, and Consumer Protection.










Maryland State Early Childhood COVID-19 Resources

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Click above for updated information on grants, programming and initiatives for parents and providers.