Howard County’s Office of Family & Children hosts workshops and resources for local families. Stay in tune and take advantage by signing up for their monthly email newsletter, Parent Pages.

Nothing I Do Works! A Parent’s Guide to Challenging Behaviors

Don’t allow tantrums, power struggles, or misbehavior to make daily life difficult in your household. Learn how you can help decrease the incidence of negative behaviors and what to do when they occur. Ask questions and learn skills and resources that you can use immediately to help you feel more confident in your parenting. For parents of children ages two to eight.
Wednesday, April 14, 7:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

Free Virtual Workshop , Register here

Brain Builders: Optimizing Your Toddler’s Early Brain Development

Through this workshop, parents and caregivers will explore the ingredients for building a strong foundation of social and emotional skills during their child’s first three years. Learn about the exponential brain growth that occurs during this time period, look at the serve-and-return interactions that happen through play, and gain tips on how to stay positive when your toddler is exerting their ever-growing sense of independence. Also, gain resources on how to continue to support young children during the pandemic.

Tuesday, April 20

12:00 to 1:00 p.m. Free Virtual Workshop, Register here
7:00 to 8:00 p.m.  Free Virtual Workshop, Register here

DIY Toy Making Workshop

Use what you have…Make DIY Toys to promote early learning.
Do you have empty toilet paper rolls in the house? Don’t throw them out! Using household items to make DIY toys can be beneficial for promoting early learning skills and fostering parent-child attachment. Learn how to make some simple “do it yourself” toys for your little ones in this fun and engaging 60-minute workshop. Using materials commonly found around the home, these simple, yet fun toys are sure to spark creativity and keep your little ones engaged! This workshop will be geared towards caregivers with children zero to five years old.

Tuesday, April 27, 7:00 to 8:00 p.m.  Free Virtual Workshop, Register here