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CRES invites Incoming Kindergarteners to Popsicles on the Playground August 1 and August 23 6:00-7:00 pm

Fri, 05/18/2018 - 2:24pm

Incoming Kindergarteners and their families come out for informal playtime on the playground. August 1 and August 23 6:00-7:00 pm on the Cradlerock Elementary School Playground.
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Judy Center Partnership at Cradlerock honored with State Superintendent Dr Salmon's visit to Pre-K and presentation of Governor's Citation

Fri, 05/11/2018 - 12:59pm

On May 10th, State Superintendent Dr Karen Salmon visited Cradlerock Pre-K and RECC classrooms and presented the Judy Center Partnership at Cradlerock with a citation from Governor Larry Hogan
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Read for Health Night May 7th 6:00-7:30pm 3-5 yr olds with caregivers

Mon, 04/30/2018 - 11:43am

University of Maryland Extension and the Judy Center are offering Read for Health Night for 3-5 yr olds and their caregivers! Read for Health is a language arts-based nutrition and physical activity education program. Storytime, dinner and book provided. Monday May 7th 6-7:30 pm. Registration required. Limited space available. RSVP to or 410-313-8224.
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RSVP for Kindergarten Orientation at Cradlerock May 17th 6-7:30 pm

Thu, 04/26/2018 - 2:25pm

Kindergarten Orientation with dinner and childcare. Please RSVP to the Judy Center by calling 410-313-8224 or emailing
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RSVP by April 18th for Thursday April 19th- Games with Great Guys Sports and Recreation Show with Raymond Owen 6-7:30 pm

Wed, 04/18/2018 - 8:20am

Thursday April 19, 2018. Free dinner served at 6 pm. Free performance begins at 6:30 pm. Howard County Library and Howard County Recreation and Parks available to sign up for programs on site! RSVP by Wednesday April 18th please! or 410-313-8224
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Baby and Me Classes at the Judy Center Tuesdays 1:30-2:30 April 17-May 8

Wed, 04/18/2018 - 8:03am

Please join The Judy Center for Baby and Me (ages birth-12 months) classes. Facilitator Cindy Neumann has more than 25 years of experience and is known as the "baby whisperer" among her colleagues. She is an expert in newborn care and early childhood education. Have fun with your baby as you participate in developmental activities designed to stimulate and engage. You and your baby will enjoy music, puppets, instruments, streamers, parachute and other props as you sing, move and explore! Classes are held in the Judy Center Tuesdays April 17, 24, May 1, 8 2018 1:30-2:30 pm
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HCLS East Columbia Library Spring Science Ages 3-5 Mondays 10:30-11:15 April 16- May 7

Thu, 04/12/2018 - 1:45pm

Explore simple science concepts and experiments inspired by children's literature. Ages 3-5 with adult. 45 minutes. Registration required.410-313-7730
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Meet the Author! Lulu Delacre: Canciones y Cuentos: Songs and Stories- Wednesday March 28th 6:30-7:15 pm HCLS East Columbia Branch Library

Fri, 03/23/2018 - 4:10pm

Meet the author Lulu Delacre as she reads one of the stories of Rafi and Rosi: Pirates! Learn about her collection of stories in Us, In Progress: Stories about Young Latinos. Wednesday March 28th 6:30-7:15 pm HCLS East Columbia Branch Library 410-313-7700 Followed by book sales and signing. Registration preferred, but not required.
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Howard County Library System and Howard County Office of Children and Families presents Books and Brunch or Books and Dinner March 28th

Fri, 02/23/2018 - 11:55am

Howard County Library System and Howard County Office of Children and Families Presents Books and Brunch (Wednesday March 28th 10:30-12) or Books and Dinner (Wednesday March 28th 5:30-7) Howard County Library System at Central Branch 10375 Little Patuxent Pkwy Columbia MD 21044 Join us on March 28th for a FREE opportunity to read and eat! There will be activities led by HCLS Children's Instructors for children of all ages. What's included? 30 minute interactive story time Personalized tour of the Central Branch Children's Department Free library card sign up and book check out Food and Beverages offered Judy Center Families RSVP at 410-313-8224 or Transportation can be arranged. Other RSVP to Howard County Office of Children and Families at 410-313-1453
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Applications now available for 2018-2019 Learning Together Peers at Cradlerock Elementary

Tue, 02/20/2018 - 10:05am

The Cradlerock Elementary Regional Early Childhood Center (RECC) toddler and preschool programs are making preparations for classes for the 2018-2019 school year. These classes include children with and without disabilities. The program’s focus is helping all children develop communication, literacy, math, problem solving, motor, and social skills. Parents of children who will be 3 by September 1st or 4 years of age may contact Terri Parker in the school office for an application package beginning mid-February. All applications must be returned by March 30th. A limited number of openings are available for children without disabilities. Children are selected based upon screening information given on the application form and the “Ages and Stages Questionnaire,” as well as observations of the child’s participation in a playgroup. If necessary, a lottery process is conducted. If you have any questions, please contact Amy Kelly at (410) 313-8224 or