Judy Center

The Talbot County Judy Center is a partnership between Talbot County Public Schools, community agencies, organizations, and businesses serving children from birth to age six and their families. The goal of the partnership is to provide services and assistance to children and their families so ALL children enter school with the readiness skills they need to succeed.

Welcome

to the Talbot County Judy Center Partnership

305 Glenwood Avenue
phone: 410-822-0689
fax: 410-822-9508

 

What is a Judy Center?

The Judy Center is a partnership between Talbot County Public Schools, community programs, agencies and organizations, as well as private businesses and most importantly families, with the goal of assuring that ALL children enter school with the readiness skills they need to succeed. What happens in the first 5 years of life and the connections that are formed in the brain during that time, have a direct impact on how successful a child will be in school as well as in their adult lives! 

For more information on the history of Judy Centers, Component Standards, and Annual Reports please click the link below.  MSDE-Judy Centers

Where is the Judy Center located?

The Judy Center is more of a “philosophy” than a place, so our services are located throughout the Easton Elementary School (EES) attendance area. The Judy Center’s Administrative Office is located at EES-Dobson, which also houses our P3 classes, Pre Kindergarten and Kindergarten programs. Choptank Health and Eastern Shore Psychological Services (ESPS) also provide services onsite. In addition Shore Up Head Start and Critchlow Adkins Children’s Center’s “wrap around care” programs are located on the EES campus. Other partners, programs and services are located throughout the Easton community.

What other services do Judy Centers provide?

High quality, accredited, full day/full year and wrap around childcare services for children 6 weeks through Kindergarten.

  • Early Head Start and Head Start
  • Home visiting services that focus on health and development
  • Library and literacy services as well as free children’s books
  • Physical, dental and mental health services
  • Play Groups for children birth to age three, family recreational and community activities
  • Parent Education/ Parent Support Groups
  • Adult Education (ABE/GED/ESL), job training and higher education opportunities
  • Joint professional trainings for staff
  • Service Coordination for children and families
  • Learning Parties and Other Family trainings


Who is eligible?

Any child from birth through Kindergarten that lives within the Easton Elementary School attendance area is considered a “Judy Center” child/family.

Does it cost anything?

Judy Center’s do NOT charge for the services that they directly supply but there may be costs associated with some individual programs. Please contact specific partners or call us at the Judy Center for more information.

Who is “Judy”?

Judy Hoyer was the Early Childhood Supervisor for Prince George’s County and her dream and life's work was to improve the lives of young children. She believed that children and families would be served best if all services were located in the same place and services were coordinated. Judy’s legacy has succeeded in shaping and enhancing the futures of thousands of students throughout Maryland.

Partners

The Judy Center is unique in many ways, especially through our focus on collaboration with our partner agencies. Monthly coordination meetings ensure that services and efforts are not being duplicated. All classroom programs undergo an extensive validation/accreditation process through the Maryland State Department of Education to ensure both quality programs and consistency among programs.


 

If you have questions about the topics listed below, feel free to give us a call 410-822-0689

  • How to pay for childcare
  • Childcare options
  • Local early childhood programs
  • How to find support and resources in the community
  • Activities to do at home with your child
  • Child development issues
  • School readiness
  • Parenting questions
  • Home Visiting Programs
  • 0-5 Years  Playgroups

 

Our Staff

Mary Adkins

Project Coordinator

madkins(at)talbotschools.org


Dina Myers

Service Coordinator

dina_myers(at)talbotschools.org


Colleen Brighton

Administrative Assistant

cbrighton(at)talbotschools.org


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Partnerships

Chesapeake Childcare Resource Center
Project Right Steps
410-822-5400

Chesapeake College –Division of Continuing Education and Work Force Training
410-822-3030 X 320

Chesapeake Multicultural Resource Center
443-786-1120

Child Find
410-822-0330, ext. 139 or ext. 141

Critchlow Adkins Children’s Centers
410-822-7181 (Preschool Site)
410-820-8906 (School Age Site on EES)

Eastern Shore Oral Health Education and Outreach Program, Office of Oral Health, Dept. of Health and Mental Hygiene
410-221-2600 or 410-745-3967

Easton Elementary School
Prekindergarten and Kindergarten
Preschool Special Education
410-822-0330

Family Support Resource Center
410-822-0330

Healthy Families Talbot
410-819-5600

Imagination Library

Maryland State Department of Education
Office of Excels and Childcare
410-767-0100 888-246-0016

Mid-Shore Early Learning Center
410-690-7354

Olive Garden
410-763-9018

Shore Up! Inc. Head Start
410-822-6641

Talbot County Health Department
410-819-5600

Talbot County Infants and Toddlers Program
410-822-0330

Talbot County Department of Social Services
410-770-4848

Talbot County Early Head Start
410-820-6940

Talbot County Free Library
410-822-1626

Women, Infants, And Children (WIC)
Talbot County Office
410-479-8060

YMCA of the Chesapeake
410.770.3890

 


Friends of Talbot Judy Center

Presbyterian Preschool
http://www.pceaston.com/effective-outreach/prescho...
410-822-2062

Barnes and Noble

https://stores.barnesandnoble.com/store/2866?view=...

The Henker Group

410-702-5015

http://www.thehenkergroup.com

Eastern Shore Psychological Services

410-822-5569

http://espsmd.com/services/

Choptank Community Health

410-479-4306

http://www.choptankhealth.org/#/

Midshore Mental Health

http://www.qac.org/605/Mid-Shore-Mental-Health-Sys...