The Office of Children and Families Events

The Office of Children and Families holds several annual events and conferences throughout the year. Event pages are updated regularly and include helpful links to schedules, registration forms and program descriptions.

 

Children's Discovery Fair 2020

The Annual Children’s Discovery Fair for children ages 3-5 with an adult, will take place Saturday, April 18, 2020 from 10 a.m. - 1 p.m. at North Laurel Community Center, 9411 Whiskey Bottom Rd, Laurel, MD 20723. A celebration for young children and their families, the Howard County Children’s Discovery Fair features FREE hands-on activities related to school readiness, including interactive games, crafts and stories. Admission is FREE.  A dental van will be on-site for FREE dental screenings for children ages 2-12 years. For further details, call 410-313-1940 or 410-313-7750, or email children@howardcountymd.gov. This event in celebration of Howard County’s Month of the Young Child is sponsored by the Howard County Early Childhood Advisory Council and Howard County Library System.

 

2019 Early Care and Education Conference

Closing the Achievement Gap: Helping All Children Learn

Howard County Office of Children and Families Early Care and Education Conference

 

 

 

Saturday, September 28 / 7:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Turf Valley Resort / 2700 Turf Valley Road / Ellicott City, MD 21042

 

Join us for a day of awareness and education focused on the life altering obstacles many of our families and programs face. With a variety of expert presenters, we will break down the walls on bias, special needs, under-resourced and dual language learners while providing strategies to close the achievement gap to help ALL children learn and succeed.

For detailed conference information, download a registration brochure

Register for Early Bird Pricing by August 16

 

 

Children On Board Child Care and Preschool Information Fair

Children on Board Child Care and Preschool Information Fair

 

Parents, guardians, grandparents and child care personnel, mark your calendars for the 2020 Preschool & Child Care Information Fair "Children on Board" on Saturday, February 1, 2020 from 1-4 pm. This annual Fair offers a “one stop shop" for information on child care, pre-school and summer programs, as well as an opportunity for personal contact with teachers and program directors. Representatives from community service organizations that offer programs and services to Howard County’s young children will also be on hand to provide information to interested parents. Attendees will also have the opportunity to attend free informational sessions on “How to Choose an Early Childhood Program” offered at 12:30, 1:30 and 2:30 p.m. by the Parents As Teacher’s Program. For more information, view the program, or contact the Office of Children and Families by calling 410-313-1940 or emailing children@howardcountymd.gov.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Catherine Dixon-Kheir, President of Transformative Learning SolutionsChildren's Discovery Fair

The Annual Children’s Discovery Fair for children ages 3-5 with an adult, will take place Saturday, April 14, 2018 from 10 a.m. - 1 p.m. at Cradlerock Elementary School, 6700 Cradlerock Way, Columbia, MD 21045. A celebration for young children and their families, the Howard County Children’s Discovery Fair features FREE hands-on activities related to school readiness, including interactive games, crafts, and stories. For further details, call 410-313-1940 or 410-313-7750, or email children@howardcountymd.gov. This event in celebration of Howard County’s Month of the Young Child is sponsored by the Howard County Early Childhood Advisory Council and Howard County Library System.

 

 

Catherine Dixon-Kheir, President of Transformative Learning SolutionsChildren's Discovery Fair

The Annual Children’s Discovery Fair for children ages 3-5 with an adult, will take place Saturday, April 14, 2018 from 10 a.m. - 1 p.m. at Cradlerock Elementary School, 6700 Cradlerock Way, Columbia, MD 21045. A celebration for young children and their families, the Howard County Children’s Discovery Fair features FREE hands-on activities related to school readiness, including interactive games, crafts, and stories. For further details, call 410-313-1940 or 410-313-7750, or email children@howardcountymd.gov. This event in celebration of Howard County’s Month of the Young Child is sponsored by the Howard County Early Childhood Advisory Council and Howard County Library System.