Judith P. Hoyer Early Child Care and Family Education Centers, known as “Judy Centers,” offer a wide range of services for children age birth through Kindergarten and their low-income families. The goal of Judy Centers is school readiness.
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.
Location and contact information for Judy Centers is available here.