Arundel Child Care Connections office is closed to the public until further notice. All face to face trainings are suspended. Trainings will now be provided via webinar until further notice. Technical Assistance and ECMH will be available in a virtual format as no in place visits will take place at this time. We thank you in advance as we go through these changes due to present conditions. As always if you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact us: 443-782-5001

Obtaining Resources for your Center/ FCC Home

Obtaining supplies has become a serious challenge for many programs during this crisis. The information below provides a possible solution:

Chicago Parent Program


What is the Chicago Parent Program?                                

The Chicago Parent Program is a FREE 12-session group-based parenting program designed to strengthen parenting skills and communication and improve young children’s behavior. It will run every Tuesday from May 5, 2020- June 23, 2020.


How does the Chicago Parent Program work?

The FREE weekly 2-hour Chicago Parent Program sessions are delivered by trained group leaders guided by The Chicago Parent Program Group Leader Manual (2nd edition). Parents learn during highly interactive group sessions using video examples of parents managing common but often challenging parenting situations at home and in public, group discussion and problem-solving, role play, and practice activities.


What are the benefits of the Chicago Parent Program?

Parents who participated in the Chicago Parent Program had:

  • Improvements in children’s behavior problems (based on independent observations, teacher ratings, and parent-report)
  • Reductions in parents’ use of corporal punishment
  • Increases in parents’ consistency with discipline
  • Increases in parenting confidence
  • Improvements in children’s behavior in the classroom based on teachers’ report of behavior problems
  • Equivalent benefits compared to other evidence-based programs but greater parent satisfaction and at lower cost


For more information please contact our office training coordinator or ECMH staff:

Heather Pendleton- Training Coordinator

Tya’ Burris– CHAMPS Behavior Specialist

Danequa Offei– CHAMPS Behavior Specialist


To register online please click here.

If you would like the registration form please click here. You can download the form, fill it in and email it back to our registrar- 




Governor Hogan held a press conference on Monday, March 16, 2020 where he expanded the prohibition on gatherings to those of more than 50 people throughout the state of Maryland.

Therefore, “The Power of You: How to Appropriately Celebrate and Address Diversity” is CANCELLED. We are deeply saddened by this decision, however due to the current health crisis and ever changing restrictions, it’s in our best interest to not have a conference this year.

Mark your calendars to join us next year on Saturday, April 24, 2021 for our conference.  It will be the same theme (How to Appropriately Celebrate and Address Diversity) location (Hilton Baltimore BWI Airport)  and start time (7:00 am).

If you have already registered for this years (April 18, 2020) conference please click here or contact our training coordinator or registrar:

Training Coordinator- Heather Pendleton (443) 782-5007 or

Registrar- Aleace Douglas (443) 782-5004 or