The Family Institute

The Family Institute A parent education program

The Howard County Family Institute is an education, information and community outreach program of the Office of Children and Families, Department of Community Resources and Services. Our Mission is to assist parents in their parenting role by providing education that enhances caregiver skills, knowledge and behavior with a vision that all children will start life with a strong foundation. The Family Institute supports the early childhood system by implementing evidenced based programming and partnering with early childhood stakeholders to build family engagement practices and education.

We offer classes, workshops and informational sessions for parents on many topics, including child development, positive discipline, school readiness and finding resources.  Click here to view workshops we have offered . To suggest topics for future workshops or to learn more, please email or call 410-313-1940 (voice/relay). or call 410-313-1940 (voice/relay).


Upcoming Workshops


May Workshops

Worries, Concerns and Apprehensions

Young children have anxiety and parents can help children learn positive ways to cope during difficult times. The changes, stress and uncertainty of COV