The Judith P. Hoyer Center Early Learning Hubs, also known as “Judy Centers,” benefit everyone in Maryland by improving the quality of life for families.
Judy Centers play an important role in the communities they serve. They help prepare children from birth through kindergarten for school readiness and offer comprehensive, integrated, full-day, and full-year early care and education services.
All of Maryland’s Judy Centers use a two-generational approach, which focuses on creating opportunities for and addressing the needs of children, parents, and families. Some of the services that Judy Centers offer include:
- Adult education
- Case management
- Child care assistance
- Developmental and health screenings
- Family engagement activities
- Parenting classes
- Play groups
There are currently 54 Judy Centers open in Title 1 schools in every county in the state. For more information about the Judy Centers, please visit the MSDE Division of Early Childhood website.