The 2016 Charles County Early Childhood Day is a free event that provides parents, caregivers, and early childhood professionals with resources to help children get a jump start on education.  Engaging activities for young children will be provided by the vendors in attendance. The rain or shine event takes place on Saturday, August 6th from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Capital Clubhouse (3033 Waldorf Marketplace, Waldorf).

With a “back-to-school” theme, Early Childhood Day brings child care providers, early learning experts, and organizations that work with children and families together in Charles County. The Charles County Sheriff’s Office will teach kids about safety, My Gym’s Children’s Center will offer physical fitness activities, Charles County Public Library will have reading activities, and the Center for Children will offer developmental screenings.  Face painting, balloons, music, games, rock climbing, backpacks, door prizes, storytellers, and storybook characters are just a few of the kid-friendly options available. 

Early childhood matters in Charles County. The Early Childhood Advisory Council’s mission is that all Charles County children, age newborn through five, enter school ready to learn.

Exhibitor and sponsor registration information is available online at www.CharlesCountyMD.gov.

For more information, contact Ms. D. Mia Gray, at 301-388-5133 or earlychildhoodday@gmail.com or Ms. Alexandra Alexis at 301.396.5242 or Alexandra.alexis@CharlesCountyMD.gov. Citizens with special needs who wish to attend may contact the Maryland Relay Service at 711, or Relay Service TDD: 800-735-2258.