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    Program Overview
    The Curtis Bay Judy Center is a place where community-based agencies and organizations collaborate under one roof to serve children (birth through four) and their families in the Curtis Bay area. This integrated approach promotes school readiness through early childhood care and education as well as family support and health programs. 
    Services Provided 
    • Quality Early Learning Experiences
    • Head Start (Catholic Charities) 
    • Pre-Kindergarten
    • Before & Aftercare Services 
    • Child Care
    • Developmental Screenings and Assessments
    • Linkages with Special Education Services
    • Psycho-social Development Opportunities
    • Family Mental/Behavioral Consultation/Support (University of MD) 
    Judy Centers

    Judith P. Hoyer Early Child Care and Family Education Centers ( known as "Judy Centers") provide a central location for early childhood education and support services for children birth through Kindergarten and their families who reside in specific Title I school districts across the State of Maryland.  To achieve the goal of school readiness, Judy Center services and programs for young children and their families are typically available 10–12 hours a day, year round.

    Judy Centers are unique because they promote school readiness through collaboration with community-based agencies, organizations, and businesses.  This integrated approach promotes program and service delivery that is conveniently located in or near Title I schools, ensuring that young children who may begin school at a deficit are given opportunities to start their formal education on a level playing field with their peers.
    Curtis Bay Judy Center Staff
    Cynthia Florez-Judy Center Director
    Shalonda Howze-Family Services Coordinator
    Kay Connors-Interim Behavior Wellness Specialist
    Nick Picciotto-Literacy Lab Tutor
    Akvilina Petrutis-Literacy Lab Tutor
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    For more information about our services and programs please call (410) 396-1397. We look forward to hearing from you.