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Howard County seeks nominations for excellence in programs for children

January 4, 2017

Media Contacts:
Deidre McCabe, Director of Communications, Office of Public Information, 410-313-2022
Debbie Yare, Office of Children and Families, Dept. of Community Resources and Services, 410-313-1940

Nominations accepted online through March 3

ELLICOTT CITY, MD – Howard County Executive Allan H. Kittleman and the Howard County Office of Children and Families are seeking nominees of people, programs and businesses that have made a positive impact on the lives of Howard County children for the 18th annual “Celebrating Successes for Children” awards program.

“This is a great opportunity to thank the individuals and businesses 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 and volunteers who inspire and safeguard our children on a daily basis. Their selfless efforts are ensuring a better future for Howard County’s young people.”

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 School-Age Children (6th through 8th)
  • High School-Age Children (9th through 12th)
  • Mixed-Aged Group (person or program that works with children of different ages)
  • Making a Difference Youth Award (an individual under age 18 who has made a difference in the community)
  • Family-Friendly Business Award (a Howard County business – NOT child care – that stands out because of its policies or service to children and families)

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 business nominees must be located in Howard County. Nominations are due by Friday, March 3.

Nominations will be accepted online at through Friday, March 3. 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 18th annual “Celebrating Successes for Children” ceremony on Wednesday, 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.