Education Notes


March 03, 2004

Award nominations sought in categories linked to child care

County Executive James N. Robey invites nominations of child care providers, early childhood programs, child care centers, businesses or individuals that have shown outstanding commitment to young children.

Nominees will be recognized at the county's annual "Celebrating Successes" ceremony, during the Month of the Young Child, at 7 p.m. April 27 at Ten Oaks Ballroom in Clarksville.

Nomination categories include creativity, diversity, family-friendly policies, professional development, promoting nonviolence, technology, inclusion or special needs, health and safety, community involvement and specialized curriculum.

Nominations must be received by March 15. Forms are available from the Howard County Child Care Resource Center at 410- 313-1940.

Board of Education plans to meet twice March 11

The Board of Education will hold a regularly scheduled meeting at 4 p.m. March 11 in the boardroom at the Department of Education, 10910 Route 108, Ellicott City.

The afternoon and an evening session, which begins at 7:30 p.m., will begin with a public forum, during which members of the public can address the board on any topic for which there is no formal hearing process.

Sign-up in advance is preferred.

Information: 410-313-7197 or 410-313-6682.

Kiwanis Club offering $12,000 scholarship

The Kiwanis Club of Ellicott City is offering its $12,000 college scholarship, to be awarded in the spring to a graduating Howard County high school senior. The grant will be spread over four years.

The application deadline is March 15. A panel of club members will review applications and announce the winner May 15.

Applications and details are available in high school guidance departments.

`Science for Homeschoolers' to be topic of meeting

The Columbia Homeschool Community will meet from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Monday at Abiding Savior Lutheran Church, 10689 Owen Brown Road, Columbia.

The topic will be "Science for Homeschoolers." A representative from the Howard County Conservancy will be on hand to discuss the conservancy's programs for homeschoolers.

Admission is free. Everyone is welcome.

Information: 410-740-6688 or

Tai Sophia Institute's open house is Saturday

Tai Sophia Institute in North Laurel will hold an open house for its graduate degree programs from 9:30 a.m. to noon Saturday. The institute offers master's degree programs in acupuncture, applied healing arts, and botanical healing.

Visitors will have an opportunity to talk with students from the three programs and meet members of the faculty, administration and graduate admissions team. Student-led tours and a continental breakfast are planned.

Registration is requested.

Information: 800-735-2968, Ext. 6647.

College fair set at HCC for those with disabilities

Howard Community College will hold a college fair for students with disabilities from noon to 3 p.m. Saturday in the college's Burrill Galleria, 10901 Little Patuxent Parkway.

Project Access, a program designed to help high school students with disabilities make a successful transition into post-secondary education, is sponsoring the fair.

More than 30 post-secondary schools, including two- and four-year colleges and career schools, will be represented. Admissions, disability support service, financial aid and other specialists will be on hand.

Information: 410-772-4625.

Registration being taken for SAT-PSAT prep courses

Registration is being accepted for SAT-PSAT preparation courses to be held at five Howard County high schools.

Courses are being held at Centennial, Howard, Hammond and Long Reach high schools and Chapelgate Academy.

Information: 410-442-1600.

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