In response to the coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic, The Howard County Professional Development Institute that is scheduled for  March 18 will be postponed. We look forward to sharing updates with participants at a later time.

Please contact Debbie Yare, or Kristin Reel, if you have other questions  
2020 Howard County Directors' Professional Development Institute




Promoting Social Emotional Wellbeing in Staff and Children through Coaching


A Conference For Child Care Center, Nursery and Preschool Directors, Assistant Directors and Owners

Wednesday  March 18 • 8:30 AM - 1:30 PM 

Ten Oaks Ballroom 

5000 Signal Bell Lane, Clarksville, MD 21029

Core of Knowledge: 4 hours Professionalism

*This event is not approved for a PAU in the Maryland Credential Program 

$70 per person (includes continental breakfast and lunch)



Join the Office of Children and Families and the Howard County Public School System, Office of Early Intervention for a morning focused on supporting the social and emotional wellbeing of your staff 

and children. Learn the components of Reflective Coaching and how to use this framework to help increase the effectiveness of teachers working with young children.  By emphasizing the principles 

of adult learning and implementing new age appropriate strategies to address challenging behaviors, participants will take home tools to assist in shifting the culture of the classroom.

Registration Deadline: Friday, March 6, 2020


7:30 AM - 8:15 AM: Registration • Light Breakfast • Resource Tables

8:15 AM - 8:30 AM: Welcome

8:30 AM - 9:30 AM: Keynote Presentation: Coaching 101

9:30 AM - 9:45 AM: Break

9:45 AM - 12:15 PM: General Session: Shifting the Classroom Culture to Support Children and Challenging Behaviors Through Coaching

12:15 PM – 1:30 PM: Lunch • Taking the Next Steps: Early Child Mental Health 

Questions?: Call 410-313-1923(voice/relay)

If you need special accommodations to attend, please call 410-313-1940 (voice/relay) seven days prior to the registration deadline.