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Howard County seeks Celebrating Successes nominations for excellence in programs for children 

January 23, 2018

Media Contacts:
Mark Miller, Administrator, Office of Public Information, 410-313-2022
Debbie Yare, Program Manager, Office of Children and Families, 410-313-1943

Nominations accepted online through Friday, March 2

ELLICOTT CITY, MD – Howard County Executive Allan H. Kittleman and the Howard County Office of Children and Families are seeking nominations for people, programs and organizations that have made a positive impact on the lives of Howard County children for the 19th annual “Celebrating Successes for Children” awards program. 

“This awards program offers us an opportunity to thank those individuals, programs and organizations who have made a positive impact on our children’s lives,” said Kittleman. “By submitting a nomination, you will be helping to recognize the teachers, coaches, child care providers, volunteers and others who inspire and safeguard our children each and every day. Their hard work and devotion are ensuring a better future for Howard County’s youth.”

The Celebrating Successes awards program honors people, programs or businesses that make a difference and serve children in one of the following categories:

  • Infants and Toddlers (0-3 years) 
  • Preschool-Age Children (3-5 years) 
  • Elementary-Age Children (Kindergarten through 5th) 
  • Middle- and High School-Age Children (6th through 12th) 
  • Mixed-Aged Group (person or program that works with children of different ages) 
  • Making a Difference Youth Award (youth under the age of 18 who have initiated positive change in our community either as individuals or as part of a group) 

While an individual nominee does not have to be a resident of Howard County, he or she must serve Howard County children; however, program or organizational nominees must be located in Howard County. Nominations are due by Friday, March 2. 

Nominations will be accepted online at through Friday, March 2. For more information, or to request a nomination form in an alternate format, contact the Office of Children and Families at 410-313-1940 (voice/relay) or email

Nominees will be recognized during the Month of the Young Child at the County’s 19th annual “Celebrating Successes for Children” ceremony on Thursday, April 26 at Ten Oaks Ballroom, 5000 Signal Bell Lane in Clarksville. To request a sign language interpreter or other accommodations to participate, call the Office of Children and Families at least one week in advance at 410-313-1940 (voice/relay) between 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m.