2022 Children's Festival

On Saturday, April 30, 2022, in conjunction with the national Month of the Young Child, the children and families of Frederick County are invited to experience the 32nd Annual Children's Festival in Baker Park. Learn more by visiting MHA’s Child Care Choices Children’s Festival page here.

During the Children's Festival, approximately 65 area child care centers, preschool programs and child-related organizations volunteer their time to offer hands-on activities for the children. At our last in person event in 2019, approximately 2,000 participants enjoyed the activities,
entertainment, and information—all for free!

While the children are enjoying the activities, parents can learn more about services available in the county. According to the Maryland State Department of Education, more than 50% of Maryland’s children arrive at kindergarten without the social and cognitive skills they need to fully learn from and participate in the kindergarten curriculum. They lack such fundamental skills as how to distinguish between numbers and letters or how to hold a book and pencil. These children will be at risk for school failure and associated negative outcomes. So again this year, the festival will feature information for parents on school readiness and information on how to make everyday activities learning activities.

  • April 30, 2022 / 10:00 AM
  • Baker Park in Downtown Frederick, MD, at the corner of Bentz and Second Street
  • Frederick, MD 21701
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