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Howard County Office of Children and Families to Hold Preschool/Child Care Information Fair 

January 2, 2019

Media Contacts:
Scott Peterson, Director of Communications, Office of Public Information, 202-277-9412
Debbie Yare, Howard County Office of Children and Families, 410-313-1943

ELLICOTT CITY, MD – Howard County’s Department of Community Resources and Services will host its annual Preschool/Child Care Information Fair, “Children On Board,” on Sunday, January 27 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 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 p.m., 1:30 p.m. and 2:30 the Parents as Teacher’s Program.

The new 2019 Parent’s Guide to Howard County will be distributed at the event free of charge. For more information about the Fair, contact the Office of Children and Families at either 410-313-1940 (voice/relay) or email To request a sign language interpreter or other accommodations to attend, call one week in advance.