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  children@howardcountymd.gov or call 410-313-1940 (voice/relay). or call 410-313-1940 (voice/relay).


Upcoming Workshops

Nothing I Do Works! A Parent’s Guide to Challenging Behaviors

Don't allow tantrums, power struggles or misbehavior make daily life difficult in your household. Learn how you can help decrease the incidence of negative behaviors and what to do when they occur. Ask questions and learn skills and resources that you can use immediately to help you feel more confident in your parenting. For parents of children ages two to eight.
Wednesday, February 10, 7:00 to 8:00 p.m.

Free Online Workshop , Register here

Sibling Rivalry 

Many families are home together all day, every