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

Judy Center

Partners:

 
Amazing Grace Daycare Center

Corner Campus Child Care Center

410-219-5758
 
Lower
Shore Child Care Resource Center at Salisbury University
410-543-6650

Lower Shore Early Childhood Mental Health Consultation Program
410-677-6590

Salisbury University
410-543-6000

Tender Heart Child Care Center

Wicomico Birth to Five Program

410-677-5250

Wicomico County Executive Office
410-548-4801

Wicomico County Health Department
410-749-1244

Wicomico Public Library
410-749-3612

Wicomico County Public Schools
410-677-4400

Wicomico Partnership for Families and Children
(Local Management Board)

410-546-5400

Wor-Wic Community College Adult Education
410-334-2800

Wor-Wic Community College Jordan Center
410-334-2962

Wraparound MD, INC & New Transitions, INC
410-219-5070

University of Maryland Extension
410-749-6141 or 410-651-1350



Friends of the

Judy Center:

 
All Walks of Life Child Care Center
443-365-6569

Avonda's Laugh and Learn Center
410-831-1073

Barnes and Noble Bookstore
410-548-9191

Chesapeake Health Care
410-749-1015

East Salisbury Elementary
410-677-5803

Georgia's Kids Family Daycare
410-546-2061

Lead For Life
443-978-7864

PNC Bank
410-543-2400

Sea-renity Family Resources, INC.
410-713-0477

Shore-Up, INC
410-749-1142

What's New?

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

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

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


Upcoming Events:


Schools:

May 11 - WELC Prekindergarten Field Trip to Seussical the Musical at Wicomico High School
May 16 - Beaver Run Prekindergarten Open House
May 16 - Charles H. Chipman Senior Walk with Wicomico High School Students
May 18 - Charles H. Chipman Field Day
May 22 - Beaver Run Kindergarten Field Trip to Assateague
May 24 - Pemberton Transition Day
May 25 - Beaver Run Kindergarten Field Trip to Assateague
May 25 - WELC Going Buggy Parent Rotation
May 25 - Pemberton Field Day
May 30 - Head Start Closing Exercises

June 8 - Charles H. Chipman Awards Ceremony
June 8 - WELC Prekindergarten Promotion Ceremony at Wicomico High School
June 12 - Kindergarten Completion Activities
June 13 - WELC Field Day


Birth to 5 Playgroups
May 2 - Birth to Five Playgroup @  10-11am - Kindred Spirits Farm (RSVP for more information - ksoscia@wcboe.org or 410-677-5250)

June 6 - Birth to Five Playgroup @  10-11am - Fruitland Fire Department (RSVP for more information - ksoscia@wcboe.org or 410-677-5250)

August 1 - Birth to Five Playgroup @  10-11am - Salisbury Zoo (RSVP for more information - ksoscia@wcboe.org or 410-677-5250)


Charles H. Chipman
May 15 - Playgroup @ 9:30-11:00am (RSVP for more information - aford@wcboe.org)

May 22 - Playgroup @ 9:30-11:00am (RSVP for more information - aford@wcboe.org)


WELC Playgroups
May 16 - Playgroup @ 9:30-10:30am (RSVP for more information - gwalter@wcboe.org or 410-677-5900)

May 23 - Playgroup @ 9:30-10:30am (RSVP for more information - gwalter@wcboe.org or 410-677-5900)

May 30 - Playgroup @ 9:30-10:30am (RSVP for more information - gwalter@wcboe.org or 410-677-5900)

June 6 - Playgroup @ 9:30-10:30am (RSVP for more information - gwalter@wcboe.org or 410-677-5900)

June 13 - Playgroup @ 9:30-10:30am (RSVP for more information - gwalter@wcboe.org or 410-677-5900)


Partner Events & Programs:
May 11 - Steering Committee Meeting
Wicomico Public Library - Downtown Branch

June 8 - Steering Committee Meeting
Wicomico Public Library - Downtown Branch


Events at the Wicomico Public Library:

May 19 - Book Lovin' Block Party 10am-2pm
Dining, Children's Activities, Storytelling & More!

April 19 - May 19
- Community Book Drive
Donate gently used or new books for children Prekindergarten to teenagers.

May 1 - Laptime for Babies 10:30-11:00
May 1 - Laptime for Babies 11:15-11:45

May 3 - 3-5's Storytime 10:30-11:00

May 4 - Time For Two's 10:30-11:00

May 8 - Laptime for Babies 10:30-11:00
May 8 - Laptime for Babies 11:15-11:45

May 9 - 3-5's Storytime 10:30-11:00

May 11 - Time for Two's 10:30-11:00

May 16 - 3-5's Storytime 10:30-11:00

June 5 - Laptime for Babies 10:30-11:00
June 5 - Laptime for Babies 11:15-11:45

June 6 - 3-5's Storytime 10:30-11:00

June 8  - Time for Two's 10:30-11:00

June 12 - Laptime for Babies 10:30-11:00
June 12 - Laptime for Babies 11:15-11:45

June 13 - 3-5's Storytime 10:30-11:00

June 20 - 3-5's Storytime 10:30-11:00

July 3 - Laptime for Babies 10:30-11:00
July 3 - Laptime for Babies 11:15-11:45

July 6 - Time for Two's 10:30-11:00

July 10 - Laptime for Babies 10:30-11:00
July 10 - Laptime for Babies 11:15-11:45

July 13 - Time for Two's 10:30-11:00

July 18 - 3-5's Storytime 10:30-11:00

August 3 - Time for Two's 10:30-11:00

August 7 - Laptime for Babies 10:30-11:00
August 7 - Laptime for Babies 11:15-11:45

August 10 - Time for Two's 10:30-11:00

August 14 - Laptime for Babies 10:30-11:00
August 14 - Laptime for Babies 11:15-11:45