For Families

LOCATE: Childcare provides a variety of information and services for families. Trained parent counselors are available to help you with your parenting questions and concerns. Some of the issues we can help you with include:

  • Assistance in locating child care providers in your area that meet your family’s specific needs.
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  • Information about quality care for children
  • Child care checklists to assist you on visits to child care programs
  • Help determining if your family is eligible for subsidized care

To complete an online search for child care, parents can visit Maryland Family Network.

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What is the Chicago Parent Program?                                

The Chicago Parent Program is a 8-session group-based parenting program designed to strengthen parenting skills and communication and improve young children’s behavior.


How does the Chicago Parent Program work?

The 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

Other important information:

  • Free onsite childcare will be offered for children age 0-8 years old.
  • All Sessions will have free dinner available to participants
  • Cost- $20.00 per person, $25.00 per couple per session. If you register and pay for the first four (4) sessions/classes all remaining classes will be free.
  • This is an eight (8) week program. Classes will be held every Tuesday at The Chesapeake Children’s Museum, 25 Silopanna Road, Annapolis, MD 21403. The classes will begin on Tuesday, April 28th 2020 with the last class being held on Tuesday June 16th, 2020.

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

Or call our office (443) 782-5001


Check our helpful links page for more resources for parents and families.