Parent Pages Newsletter

Because kids don't come with directions! Parent Pages

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). 

Parent Pages is a family newsletter published by the Howard County Office of Children and Families (OCF). Each monthly issue features news and tips from many of the programs in our office, including the Local Children's Board, Parents as Teachers, the CARE Center, Healthy Kids, and more. Parent Pages is a part of the Howard County Family Institute, an education and community outreach program of OCF.     

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