Discovery Day a Fun & Informative Event for Families

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Discovery Day, a resource fair for families of children ages birth through five years, was recently held at Tuckhoe State Park in Ridgely. The event was sponsored by Family Support Services and Special Education Citizens Advisory Committees (SECAC) of Caroline, Talbot, and Queen Anne’s County Public Schools, and has been held annually for the past several years.

Professionals in the areas of children’s health, development, education, safety, and recreation were on hand to provide information, share resources, and answer questions. Lunch was provided at no costs to attendees, and children were able to participate in face painting, a petting zoo, cookie decorating, an obstacle course and other fun activities.

The event was made possible by generous donations from the community and the help of volunteers who staffed in all areas. Special thanks to Eastern Springs Water Company in Preston for the donation of bottled water, and Tuckahoe State Park for hosting the event. Event photos may be found on the CCPS Flickr page.

Participating Agencies

Caroline County:

  • Family Support Services
  • Caroline County Public Schools Infants & Toddlers Program
  • Caroline County Public Schools Judy Centers & Family Support Center
  • Caroline County YMCA
  • Caroline County Healthy Families
  • Caroline County Health Department Wellness Promotions; Medical Assistance / Lead / Immunizations
  • Mid-Shore WIC Program
  • Choptank Community Health
  • Pathfinders for Autisum
  • Maryland Coalition of Families
  • MRDC and Housing Department
  • United Needs and Abilities (UNA)
  • University of MD Extension 4-H

Talbot County

  • TCPS Family Support Services Parent Coordinator
  • Talbot County Infants and Toddlers Program
  • Building Bridges
  • Talbot County YMCA
  • Talbot County Head Start
  • Talbot County Free Library
  • Chesapeake Multicultural Resource Center
  • Maryland Excels
  • Mid-Shore Council on Family Violence
  • Mid-Shore Early Learning Center
  • Playseum

Queen Anne’s County

  • Queen Anne’s County Family Support Coordinator
  • Queen Anne’s Community Library
  • Queen Anne’s County Dept. of Health
  • Queen Anne Family Center
  • UMD Extension Family and Consumer Services
  • Queen Anne’s County Dept. of Health Prevention Supervisor
  • Queen Anne’s County Dept. of Health
  • Queen Anne’s County Judy Center
  • Queen Anne’s County Dept. of Social Services
  • Mid Shore Behavioral Health
  • Upper Shore WIC
  • Queen Anne’s County Emergency Management Services