Cradlerock Children’s Center began as an outreach project of the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Columbia (UUCC). UUCC has continued to support the Center as we provide affordable, high-quality early childhood education to families of Owen Brown Community and throughout Howard County.

Cradlerock continues achieve its mission by serving diverse families of Howard County and providing meaningful scholarships and care to families in need. become one of the few childcare providers in Howard County to receive accreditation from the Maryland Department of Education. We continue to serve the diverse community of Howard County while providing meaningful scholarships and service to families in need.

As a licensed, non-profit center and one of the few in Howard County accredited by Maryland Department Education, CCC serves nearly 100 families with children age 6 weeks to 5 years of age.

“CCC is a grassroots initiative, driven by and deeply rooted in community.”

-Dr. Richard Dean, CCC Board President


The CCC Program promotes social, emotional, and intellectual growth, while emboldening each child to develop at his/her own rate. Our mission is to create a stimulating, values-rich environment for children of diverse backgrounds while offering an engaging, play-based program that involves the whole child.

We value our staff  and strive to recruit employees who successfully contribute to an atmosphere of respect and teamwork. Excellence is rewarded here.

For our parents, families and community, we have built a genuine, family-centered organization where quality educational resources such as workshops, conferences and  practical support are readily accessible.