2018 Children on Board Child Care and Preschool Information Fair

large ballroom filled with preschool programs displaying information while visitors are talking to directors


Saturday, January 20, 2018

1:00 - 4:00 PM

Ten Oaks Ballroom

5000 Signal Bell Lane, Clarksville, MD 21029


Howard County’s Department of Community Resources and Services will host its annual Preschool/Child Care Information Fair, “Children On Board,” on Saturday, January 20 from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m. at Ten Oaks Ballroom, 5000 Signal Bell Lane in Clarksville. Admission is free; however, attendees are asked to bring a nonperishable food item or unopened pack of diapers to donate to the Howard County Food/Diaper Bank.

Coordinated by the Department’s Office of Children and Families, “Children On Board” provides parents, guardians, grandparents and child care personnel with a “one stop shop” for information on child care, pre-school and summer programs, as well as the 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 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. In addition, the Howard County Health Department will be on site offering free flu shots to anyone older than three years old.

The new 2018 Parent’s Guide to Howard County will be distributed at the event free of charge. For more information about the Fair, view the program, or contact the Office of Children and Families by phone 410-313-1940 (voice/relay) or email children@howardcountymd.gov. To request a sign language interpreter or other accommodations to attend, call one week in advance.

Download a printable poster for the 2018 Children on Board Child Care and Preschool Fair

Want to know who will be at the Fair? View or print the Children on Board Child Care and Preschool Fair Program.