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Who Is Judy?

Judith P HoyerJudy Centers are named after the late Judith P. Hoyer, an early childhood advocate and Supervisor of Early Childhood Education for Prince George's County, Maryland Public Schools. In 1993, with the opening of the Early Childhood and Family Learning Center in Adelphi, Maryland, Mrs. Hoyer brought to life an innovative vision for housing educational and other community services in one building. This unique approach provided collaboration among specialists in various programs to better serve children and their families.After her death in 1997, "Judy Centers" began opening across the state with state grant funds provided by the Maryland State Department of Education to carry out her legacy. Thousands of young children and their families are benefiting from Mrs. Hoyer's expertise and foresight. Today, the programs and activities offered through the Judy Centers reflect her vision of how professionals must collaborate to integrate a wide spectrum of early childhood education programs and family support services for children age birth through kindergarten. Judy Centers were written into Maryland law in May 2000 (Annotated Code of Maryland, Education Article, §5-215) and are important components of the act entitled, "Judith P. Hoyer Early Child Care and Education Enhancement Program."
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Summer Camps - August 2012

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Music with Milkshake - Feb 15, 2013

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Gator Reading Groups

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Family Bowling Night - Feb 2013

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 Contacts

 41 Highview Drive
Oakland, MD 21550
301-334-4211
 

Barbara Unger, Partnership Manager: ext. 6418 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Steve Knepp, Education Coordinator: 301-334-9445 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Melanie Cooper, Training Coordinator: ext. 6419 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Melissa Marple, Family Service Coordinator (Southern Garrett County): ext. 6410 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Kristi Rhodes, Academic Intervention Specialist (Southern Garrett County); 301-334-3334 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Lisa Michaels, Family Service Coordinator (Northern Garrett County): 301-334-9314 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Carrie Wampler, Academic Intervention Specialist (Northern Garrett County): 301-895-5173 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Betty Lynn Junkins, Administrative Assistant: ext. 6410 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

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Garrett County Judy Center Partners:
  • Garrett County Community Action Committee, Inc.
  • Garrett County Board of  Education
  • Garrett County Health Department
  • Garrett College
  • Garrett County Department of Social Services
  • Ruth Enlow Library
  • University of Maryland Extension
  • Garrett Reading Council
  • APPLES for Children, Inc.
  • Garrett County Early Childhood Professionals Association
  • Garrettland, Inc.
  • Landon's Library
  • Garrett Mentors
  • Gallagher Group, LLC
  • Western Maryland Consortium
  • Oakland Lion's Club
  • Parents Place of Maryland
  • Priority Partners MCO
Early Childhood Programs Included in the Garrett County Judy Centers:

Yough Glades Elementary School 

  • Kindergarten 
  • Pre-Kindergarten  

Friendsville Elementary School 

  • Kindergarten 
  • Pre-Kindergarten/Head Start 
  • Sunny Days Child Care 

Crellin Elementary School

  • Kindergarten

Broad Ford Elementary School

  • Kindergarten
  • Pre-Kindergarten

Grantsville Elementary School

  • Kindergarten
  • Pre-Kindergarten/Head Start 
  • Head Start
  • Early Head Start 

Dennett Road Early Learning Center

  • Head Start
  • Wrap Around Child Care

Overlook Child Development Center

  • Early Head Start
  • Wrap Around Child Care

Kitzmiller Head Start

Pre-School Family Support Program

Home Based Early Head Start

Early Care Systems of Care

  • Healthy Families
  • EHS Home Visiting         
St. Mark's Christian Early Learning Center
Ann Collins Family Child Care
Infants & Toddlers Program
Pre-school Special Education
Family Support Network
Partners for Success
 

 

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Links/Resources:

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Parent Tips from Ready at Five: http://www.readyatfive.org

Maryland Model for School Readiness: http://mdk12.org/instruction/ensure/mmsr

Garrett County Board of Education: http://garrettcountyschools.org

Yough Glades Elementary School: http://garrettcountyschools.org/yough-glades

Friendsville Elementary School: http://garrettcountyschools.org/friendsville

Grantsville Elementary School: http://www.garrettcountyschools.org/grantsville

Broad Ford Elementary School: http://www.garrettcountyschools.org/broadford

Crellin Elementary School: http://www.garrettcountyschools.org/crellin

Children’s Health and Development: www.kidshealth.org/parent

Children’s Books Read Alouds by Actors: www.storylineonline.net

Healthy Beginnings: www.marylandhealthybeginnings.org

National Center for Infants, Toddlers and Families: http://www.zerotothree.org

Resources for Parents and Educators of Children with Disabilities: www.MarylandLearningLinks.org

  

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"The question is not whether we can afford to invest in every child; it is whether we can afford not to."

Marian Wright Edelman

 

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