Child Care Resource Center

Howard County Child Care Resource Center logo children holding hands with buildings behind with wheat

 

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.

The Resource Center will also be closed the second Monday of every month.

The Howard County Child Care Resource Center is now located at 9830 Patuxent Woods Drive, Columbia, MD 21046

 

 

Our Resource Room includes a library of books on child development, curriculum, business skills, and other topics that are important to child care providers and center staff.  Equipment that may be useful in enhancing your program includes a laminator, die-cut machines, a copier, and a book-binding machine. Anyone who works with children is welcome to use the Resource Room - family provider or center staff, home-schoolers, teachers at public, private, or religious schools, scout leaders, etc.

Equipment and Fees:    
Laminating: $0.75 per foot  Book Binder: $.50 per binding comb
Copying (black/white only):  Paper by the Sheet: 
  $0.10 per copy on your paper 
  $0.12 per copy on our white paper 
  $0.15 per copy on our colored paper
 White Copy Paper: $0.05 per sheet 
 Colored Copy Paper: $0.10 per sheet 
 Construction Paper: $0.10 per sheet 
 Cardstock: $0.10 per sheet 
   

Die Cuts:
Use of the die-cut machine is free if you bring your own paper; otherwise, you may purchase sheets (see price list above).
We have 4" Upper and Lower Case Alphabet & Numbers, 1” Upper and Lower Case Alphabet , puzzle makers, game pieces, lacing die cuts and over 125 objects. View a List of Die Cuts in Resource Room

Looking for some Fall die cuts? The Resource Room die cuts are free to use if you bring your own paper!

Small Leaves Die Cut Ghost Die CutBat Die CutPumpkin Die CutSpider Die CutWitch Hat Die Cut

 

 

Library 
Our resource library contains books on such topics as Child Development, Special Needs, Family Child Care Professionals, Activities and Curriculum, and Health and Nutrition.   

Freebies 
We stock many current publications, catalogs, and information sheets from different sources; visitors are welcome to browse and pick up anything they need.
For more information about our Resource Room, please call 410-313-1940 (voice/relay) or email children@howardcountymd.gov.