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March 26, 2020 - Update for Current RLC Families:

Below is an update about the RLC May payment. We will continue to update this information as necessary and it will be posted here ( https://www.howardcountymd.gov/childcare).

1.   With the announcement that schools are currently scheduled to reopen on Monday, April 27, 2020, any payments that were made for April 2020 child care will be used (credited) for your May 2020 payment for child care. No additional payment is due at this time.

2.   There will be NO auto-deduct payments on April 17. 2020 for the May child care payment. Auto-deducts are suspended for the month of April for your child care payment.

3.    We already waived the $50 late fee for the April 2020 child care payment.

4.    Pre-registration for the 2020-2021 School Year Closes on Monday, March 30 - If you have not pre-registered for the 2020-2021 school year, we strongly encourage you to do so as registration opens to the general public on Wednesday, April 1.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact our Registration Team at 410.313.7275 or registration@howardcountymd.gov. You may also contact the RLC Administrative Offices at 410.313.3706. Thank you for your time and please take care!

The RLC Administrative Team

Update - RLC Open Registration for the 2020-2021 School Year:

As planned by the Department of Recreation and Parks, enrollment for the 2020-2021 Recreational Licensed Child Care program will still open on April 1, 2020 at 8am.  Due to the current COVID-19 situation, our staff taking calls will be limited, so we recommend that you register online if possible. Please go online to: https://apm.activecommunities.com/howardcounty/ or call 410-313-7275 to register on April 1. Your patience is greatly appreciated.

 

Updates for Current RLC Families:

March 19, 2020

For all current families, we wanted to reach out and update you on our current plan (which may likely change) to try and help assist in this uncertain time. We will update this information as necessary and it will be posted on our website ( https://www.howardcountymd.gov/childcare). Below is some information about credits/refunds, the April child care payment, pre-registration and open registration for the 2020-2021 school year. 

  1. At the current time we are waiting for direction from the HCPSS regarding as to when schools open again and how they plan to reschedule the days missed.  On past occasions (e.g. extended weather event closings), they have added these days to the end of the school year and the monies you paid for these days (currently in March) would pay for the days when care was actually given (most probably in June).
  2. If all of the school days missed are unable to be rescheduled, all necessary credits/refunds will be issued once children return to school. We may require up to a week after school restarts to calculate and determine what the credits/refunds will be. You will then be contacted by our Registration Team via email. You will have the option to have your April child care payment go towards your May 2020 child care payment or any other Recreation and Parks program, or a refund can be issued. Credits can be used for any Recreation and Parks class, program, camp or event, they are not limited to just child care. If you prefer a refund, Registration will issue those as quickly as possible once school resumes.  
  3. We are waiving the $50 late fee for the April 2020 child care payment. If you are able to pay, we strongly encourage you to do so as children may return to school March 30. No child will be withdrawn for non-payment during the period when school is not in session and they will be contacted when school resumes.
  4. Pre-registration for the 2020-2021 School Year - If you have not pre-registered for the 2020-2021 school year, we strongly encourage you to do so as registration opens to the general public on Wednesday, April 1.

Please know that we can only begin to understand the impact this global situation is having on our whole community. We will be here for you and your child(ren), offering before and after care once schools reconvene. In the meantime, if you have any questions, please feel free to contact our Registration Team at 410.313.7275 or registration@howardcountymd.gov. You may also contact the RLC Administrative Offices at 410.313.3706. Thank you for your time and please take care.

The RLC Administrative Team

 

 

 

General RLC program overview: 

Recreational Licensed Child Care is dedicated to providing a safe, nurturing program for the youth of Howard County. Our programs take children as young as three years and go through middle school. We offer a full array of child care programs, all programs and staff are licensed through the Maryland State Department of Education Office of Child Care. All programs are participants the Maryland EXCELS program. Howard County Recreation and Parks is a recognized leader in opportunities for individuals with disabilities and is pleased to comply with all Americans with Disabilities Act (A.D.A.) regulations. Accommodations are made on an individual basis.