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Talbot County Judy Center

Welcome to the Talbot County Judy Center Partnerships!

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Dina Myers, Coordinator
The Easton Judy Center Early Learning Hub at Easton Elementary 
305 Glenwood Avenue
phone: 410-822-0689
fax: 410-822-9508

Lori Julian, Coordinator
The Judy Center Early Learning Hub at St. Michael’s Elementary School
100 Seymour Ave.
St. Michaels, MD 21663

Collaboration and partnerships with the community lie at the heart of Maryland’s Judy Center Early Learning Hubs. Judy Centers are not childcare centers but a comprehensive hub where families can participate in family learning experiences and receive services and support. In Title I and high-needs elementary schools in every Maryland jurisdiction, Judy Centers empower a child’s first teachers- their families- by supporting child development and early learning skills for our youngest learners from birth through kindergarten.

Each Judy Center is unique in meeting the needs of its communities. Judy Centers provide services or connects families with local service providers for some of the following options:

  • Developmental Screenings
  • Family Learning Activities
  • Parenting Classes
  • Connections to Adult Education and Workforce Development
  • Parent/ Child Playgroups
  • Referrals for Services and Supports
  • Early Intervention Identification
  • Home Visiting
  • Case Management with Community Partners
  • Additional Support for Pre-K and Kindergarten to enhance programming

The Judy Centers are located in every Maryland County and at Title I and other high-needs schools.  They are open year-round to serve families who live in these school districts and play an important role in the community.


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.


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.


Chesapeake College

Project Right Steps - 410-822-5400

Chesapeake College

Adult Education Services- 410-822-5400

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

Maryland State Dept. of Education

Office of Excels and Childcare 410-767-0100 - 888-246-0016

Neighborhood Service Center


Women, Infants & Children (WIC)

Talbot County Office - 410-479-8060

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