The 2018 Charles County Early Childhood Day is afreeevent 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 onSaturday, Aug. 4 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.at the Capital Clubhouse (3033 Waldorf Marketplace, Waldorf).

Witha “ready-for-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 with McGruff, the Humane Society of Charles County will provide opportunities to cuddle and learn about animals. Ice cream, Pinch from the Southern Maryland Blue Crabs, face painting, balloons, music, games, rock climbing, physical fitness activities, 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 athttps://bit.ly/2ICxe6T. The deadline to register isFriday, July 6.

For more information, contact Laura Durner at 301-396-5241 orDurnerL@CharlesCountyMD.gov.Citizens with special needs may contact the Maryland Relay Service at 711, or Relay Service TDD: 800-735-2258.

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About Charles County Government

The mission of Charles County Government is to provide our citizens the highest quality service possible in a timely, efficient and courteous manner. To achieve this goal, our government must be operated in an open and accessible atmosphere, be based on comprehensive long- and short-term planning and have an appropriate managerial organization tempered by fiscal responsibility. We support and encourage efforts to grow a diverse workplace. Charles County is a place where all people thrive and businesses grow and prosper; where the preservation of our heritage and environment is paramount; where government services to its citizens are provided at the highest level of excellence; and where the quality of life is the best in the nation.

It is the policy of Charles County to provide equal employment opportunity to all persons regardless of race, color, sex, age, national origin, religious or political affiliation or opinion, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, genetic information, gender identity or expression, or any other status protected by law.