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

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Inclement Weather Information:

The Department of Community Resources and Services (DCRS) facilities, including 50+ Centers, the Loan Closet, Patuxent Woods offices, and the Multiservice Center, will make all reasonable attempts to open on time in the event of inclement weather. Please call the DCRS Inclement Weather Line at 410-313-7777(voice/relay) to learn of any delayed openings or closings. 

Additional Inclement Weather updates can be found at: https://www.howardcountymd.gov/DCRS    Please Click Here to View the Inclement Weather Policy

 

Howard County Child Care Resource Center

 

9830 Patuxent Woods Drive, Columbia, MD 21046

The Resource Center is open 8:00 a.m. - 4:45 p.m.

Monday - Friday with a few exceptions.

The Resource Center follows the Howard County Government holiday observance schedule.

Please call for Evening and Weekend Hours 

410-313-1940 (Voice/Relay)

 

The Howard County Child Care Resource Center is a member of the Maryland Child Care Resource Network with funding provided from the Maryland State Department of Education, through Maryland Family Network, and Howard County Government. As a member of the Maryland 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 family child care homes and child care centers
  • Collects data that documents the child care needs of families and employers as well as the child care delivery system.

  • Provides training for child care professionals and parents to expand their knowledge of early childhood and best child care practices.
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UPCOMING 2020 TRAININGS 

OCTOBER 

Basic Health & Safety Training Wed., Oct. 21 / 6:30 PM - 9:30 PM / $30 D. Tobin / 3 HSN 

This training provides information about health and safety topics for all child care providers to meet the requirement of the licensing regulation. Key topics include: establishing and maintaining safe and healthy environments, teaching safe practices to prevent and reduce injuries, identification and reporting of abuse or neglect and proper sanitation practices and procedures.


Understanding Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder Tues., Oct. 27 / 6:30 PM - 9:30 PM / $30 K. Reel / 3 SN 

Participants will gain an understanding of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder/Attention Deficit Disorder behaviors, diagnosis procedures and strategies for overcoming challenging behaviors from children with ADHD/ADD.


NOVEMBER

Emergency and Disaster Preparedness for Child CareProviders Mon., Nov. 2, 9 / 6:30 PM - 9:30 PM / $60/ J. Johnson / 3 HSN 3 PRO

This six hour workshop meets the OCC requirements for Emergency Preparedness training. Participants will complete an approved emergency preparedness plan in the workshop.

 

Fostering a Father Friendly Environment Wed., Nov. 4 / 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM / $20/K. Reel / 2 COM

This six hour workshop meets the OCC requirements for Emergency Preparedness training. Participants will complete an approved emergency preparedness plan in the workshop.