Welcome to the Wicomico Judy Center Partnership

The mission of the Judy Center is to provide comprehensive, integrated, full-day, full-year services that promote school readiness for children birth through age six.

The mission requires the development of collaborative, integrated programs and approaches that support the young children's development in social and emotional language and literacy, cognitive and general knowledge approaches toward learning, and physical well-being and motor areas enhancing readiness to school while supporting families in their abilities to support their children's early learning.

What is a Judy Center?

 

  • A Judy Center is a concept, not a place.
  • At the heart of the Judy Center concept is collaboration and partnerships.
  • The partnership coordinates the development of comprehensive, integrated services.
  • The partnership's mission is to improve school readiness.

 

Who was Judy?


Judy 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.

Where are we located?


Wicomico Judy Center Office
Trina Tilghman-Dix
101 Long Avenue
Salisbury, MD 21804
410-677-5250

Beaver Run Elementary & Pemberton Elementary

Family Service Coordination
1300 Pemberton Drive
Salisbury, MD 21801
410-677-5809

Charles H. Chipman Elementary
Family Service Coordination
711 Lake Street
Salisbury, MD 21804
410-677-5814

Wicomico Early Learning Center
Social Worker / Service Coordination
1101 Robert Street
Salisbury, MD 21804
410-677-5900

What's New?


As Our Baby Grows - Infant Development Class

As Our Baby Grows
Please click here for the full As Our Baby Grows document.


Baby on the Way - Childbirth Classes
Baby On The Way
Please click here for the full Baby On The Way - Childbirth document.


Active Parenting - First Five Years
Active Parenting
Please click here for the full Active Parenting document.


Party With A Purpose!
Learning Parties Math
Please click here for the full Learning Parties document.


Wicomico Early Learning Center Playgroup
WELC Playgroup
Please click here for the full WELC Playgroup document.


Charles H. Chipman Playgroup
Chipman Playgroup
Please click here for the full Chipman Playgroup document.


Birth to Five Playgroup
BirthToFivePlaygroups
Please click here for the full Birth to Five Playgroup document.



Judy Center

Partners:

 
Amazing Grace Daycare Center
 
Lower
Shore Child Care Resource Center at Salisbury University

Lower Shore Early Childhood Mental Health Consultation Program

Salisbury University

Tender Heart Child Care Center

Wicomico Birth to Five Program

410-677-5250

Wicomico County Executive Office

Wicomico County Health Department

Wicomico Public Library

Wor-Wic Community College Adult Education

Wor-Wic Community College Jordan Center

Wraparound MD, INC & New Transitions, INC

University of Maryland Extension

Upcoming Events:


Schools:

November 28 - Beaver Run Literacy Night



Playgroups
December 6 - Birth to Five Playgroup @  10-11am Santa at Chipman Elementary School (RSVP for more information - ksoscia@wcboe.org or 410-677-5250)



Partner Events & Programs:
December 8 - Steering Committee Meeting
Wicomico Public Library - Downtown Branch

January 12 - Steering Committee Meeting
Wicomico Public Library - Downtown Branch

February 9 - Steering Committee Meeting
Wicomico Public Library - Downtown Branch




Events at the Wicomico Public Library:

December 1 - Time for 2's @ 10:30am - 11:00am

December 5 - Laptime for Babies @ 10:30am - 11:00am
December 5 - Laptime for Babies @ 11:15am - 11:45am

December 6 - 3-5's Storytime @ 10:30am - 11:00am

December 8 - Time for 2's @ 10:30am - 11:00am

December 12 - Laptime for Babies @ 10:30am - 11:00am
December 12 - Laptime for Babies @ 11:15am - 11:45am

December 13 - 3-5's HOLIDAY Storytime @ 10:30am - 11:00am

December 20 - 3-5's Storytime @ 10:30am - 11:00am



   No events available.