• Judy Center Early Learning Hubs

  • A Judy Center is a place where community-based agencies and organizations collaborate under one roof to serve children and their families within or near a school. This integrated approach promotes school readiness through early childhood care and education as well as family support and health programs.

     

    The Judy Center is part of the public school system. The Judy Center is located at:
    The Judy Center offers year around early childhood programs for children and their families. The Judy Center offers support for children and families with children from birth to five in the following areas:
    • Assistance in obtaining medical/dental insurance for your child
    • Assistance in finding licensed child care in Prince George’s County 
    • Access to healthy meals/snacks 
    • Provide access to medical/dental screenings 
    • Playgroups for children and their families (children ages 0 - 3)
    • Assistance in employment opportunities for parents/guardians
    • Assistance in career planning for parents/guardians
    • Assistance in enrolling in English classes, GED classes, college, and trade school courses for parents/guardians
    • Support for pregnant mothers 
    • Assistance in enrolling into Prekindergarten and Kindergarten
    • Summer Learning Programs for children ages four and five  
    • Access to free books for young children and other learning activities
    • Parent educational workshops
    The Judy Center also supports childcare providers located in Prince George’s County. The Judy Center support is not limited to:
    • Supporting childcare providers with gaining access to community supports that are available for participating in Maryland Excels.
    • Supporting childcare professionals with learning opportunities in continuing to improve instructional practice at their childcare facilities. 
    • Opportunities to participate on the Judy Center Steering Committee and other professional learning opportunities offered through partners of the Judy Center.
     
  • Services offered by the Judy Center

    What makes Judy Centers special is that their services are offered under one roof either at or very close to Title I schools. In addition to offering this convenience, Judy Centers use a “whole child” approach in addressing the many variables that can impact a young child’s readiness for Kindergarten. Some of the services Judy Centers offer include:

    • Early childhood education
    • Family activities
    • Health care
    • Adult education
    • Identification of special needs and early intervention
    • Child care
    • Parenting classes
    • Family literacy

    By offering a holistic approach and making it as easy as possible for children and their families to access services, Judy Centers prepare young children for school, help adults become better parents and benefit everyone in Maryland by improving the quality of life for families with young children. (Source: Maryland State Department of Education)

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