MHA will be closing early today (11/15) due to inclement weather.  Business offices will close at 2pm.  Walk In Crisis services will close at 4pm. There will be no Supervised Visitation.

29th Annual Children's Festival to be Held in Baker Park

The ANNUAL CHILDREN’S FESTIVAL IN BAKER PARK

 

School readiness and success will be in the spotlight at the 29th Annual Children’s Festival on Saturday, April 28, 2018, from 10:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m., in Baker Park, Frederick, MD.  This free event is being held in conjunction with the national Month of the Young Child and is open to Frederick County’s young children and their families.  Children can enjoy hands-on activities and entertainment while their parents learn.  Approximately 70 area businesses and organizations will offer hands-on activities and entertainment for the children to enjoy while their parents learn more about school readiness and local services for children and families. Children can look forward to the ever popular goop and gak, pine cone critters, gymnastics fun, and a creepy crawler sensory table. Kids can also hop, jump, crawl and climb their way through an obstacle course as well as practice hockey skills.  The Festival will feature entertainment ‘for kids, by kids’ at the bandshell throughout the day. 

In addition to school readiness, the festival focuses on the critical role that parents and the early childhood community play in preparing children to enter school ready to learn and be successful in school.  Last year over 3,000 participants enjoyed the Festival—all for free! 

Festival activities will be surrounding Baker Park's Bandshell if the sun is shining, and in the William R. Talley Recreation Center if it rains.  Food vendors will be available, or families can bring a picnic lunch.

Child Care Choices, a program of the Mental Health Association of Frederick County, the Interagency Early Childhood Committee, and the City of Frederick, sponsor the Festival.  For more information, call Child Care Choices at 301-662-4549, find us on Facebook, or go to www.childcarechoices.info.

Child Care Choices, a program of the Mental Health Association of Frederick County, conducts professional development for early childhood educators, offers capacity building for quality improvements and onsite assistance from behavior specialists.  The Mental Health Association of Frederick County has served the community as a private, non-profit organization since 1965. For additional information please visit www.fcmha.org or call 301-663-0011.