Child Care Resource Center

Howard County Child Care Resource Center

Hours: Monday - Friday 8:00 a.m. - 4:45 p.m.

The Resource Center follows the Howard County Government holiday observance schedule.
The Resource Center will also be closed the second Monday of every month:

Oct 10, Nov 14, Dec 12

3300 North Ridge Road, Suite 380 Ellicott City, MD 21043

410-313-1940 (Voice/Relay)

As a member of the Maryland Statewide Child Care Resource Network, the Howard County Child Care Resource Center assists parents, child care professionals and the community in the following ways:

  • Assists parents in locating licensed child care
  • Provides technical assistance (information and expert advice) and resources for current and prospective child care providers in both family child care homes and child care centers
  • Provides training for child care professionals and parents to expand their knowledge of early childhood and best child care practices
  • Collects data that documents the child care needs of families and employers as well as the child care delivery system.

Register for Child Care Training

Online Registration Quick Tips

Easily display child care training workshops by following these steps:

1. Select Howard County Office of Children and Families as the Training Site.

2. Sort the workshops by First Meeting Date to display upcoming workshops in date order.

3. Looking for a specific workshop? Enter the workshop title or a portion of the title and select the search button.

View or print the current Nest and Training Calendar (September - December 2016).

Directors, are you planning a professional development day for your center staff?

We can provide child care training for your staff at your Howard County location. Most workshops that are offered in the training calendar are available for your onsite training if you have at least ten staff members. It's convenient and as easy as 1-2-3!

  1. Submit an On-Site Request Form to Nikki Pierre, Training Coordinator, at
  2. The Training Coordinator will contact you to discuss details and will send an On-Site Confirmation for your approval.
  3. After receiving your On-Site Confirmation, submit  an On-Site Training Enrollment Form to the Training Coordinator. An instructor will arrive at your site with the materials needed to train your pre-registered staff on the scheduled date! 


The Nest Newsletter



The Nest newsletter and training calendar, published three times per year, is a publication of the Howard County Office of Children and Families for early care and education professionals! Learn about new training regulations, resources that are available to assist you in your professional development, upcoming workshops and conferences, and events.

The Nest and Training Calendar September - December 2016

View or print past issues of The Nest Newsletter and Training Calendar

Subscribe to The Nest Newsletter and receive training updates

45-Hour Infant and Toddler Methods and Materials

15 Weeks: October 6 - December 20, 2016, 6:30 - 9:30 p.m.

Mail/Fax Registration - Cost: $250

Online Registration - Cost: $225, SAVE 10%

All classes will be held at The Office of Children and Families, 3300 N. Ridge Rd., Ste. 360, Ellicott City, MD 21043

The 45-Hour Infant and Toddlers Methods and Materials course introduces the major concepts, theories, principles and research related to the development and care of children birth to age 3. Participants will learn how to create a safe and healthy child care environment while developing appropriate interaction and communication skills that will assist with learning and development.

This training satisfies the regulation for family providers who care or desire to care for more than two infants as well as Infant and Toddler staff in child care centers. Training modules are not approved for separate training hours and participants will receive a completion certificate at the end of the course. Satisfactory completion of series is determined by participation in classroom discussion and activities, homework and assessments.

To successfully complete the course, participants must attend the mandatory first and last sessions on 10/06/2016 and 12/20/2016 and a minimum of 13 out of the 15 sessions. Documentation and homework will be required for absence approval.

Register Online and Save 10%

Printable Brochure and Registration Form

Need more information? Call 410-313-1940