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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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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
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Attention parents of 3-6 yr olds--Register for March Learning Parties: Social and Emotional Wellbeing

Fri, 02/09/2018 - 10:07am

Topics include Developing Friendship Skills, Controlling Anger, Problem-Solving Four Mondays in March: 5, 12, 19, 26 from 5:30-7:30. Cradlerock Elementary School: 4th Grade Pod Free! Dinner and take home practice materials provided each session.
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Children's Discovery Fair 2018 Saturday April 14th 10am- 1 pm Cradlerock Elementary

Fri, 02/09/2018 - 9:58am

2018 Children’s Discovery Fair: Full S.T.E.A.M. Ahead Saturday, April 14, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Admission is Free Cradlerock Elementary School, 6700 Cradlerock Way, Columbia, MD 21045
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Howard County Road to Kindergarten 2018. Will your child be 5yrs old by September 1st?

Wed, 01/03/2018 - 8:49am

Do you have a child who will be 5 years old by September 1, 2018? Please attend an information session about Kindergarten in the Howard County Public School System. Choose a session that is convenient for you. No registration required. Child care is available at each session for children ages 2 and older; the session is designed for adults only. Large crowd anticipated; please allow ample time for parking, childcare drop off and check in. Doors open at 6 pm.