|Chesapeake Child Care Exchange|
|Phone Number||(410) 822-5400|
|Address||Early Childhood Development Building, Chesapeake College, 1000 College Circle, Wye Mills, MD 21679|
|Hours||Monday - Friday, 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM|
|Description||A community based program that provides training to child care providers and the community in order to improve the quality and accessibility of early childhood education and care for Caroline, Dorchester, Kent, Queen Anne’s and Talbot counties.
Child Care Training and Support Services
Chesapeake College Child Care Exchange provides comprehensive child care training services including certification classes, on-site training, training that meets MSDE’s licensing requirements, and technical assistance on child focused issues. All child care courses are offered through the Chesapeake College Division of Continuing Education and Workforce Training.
Project Right Steps
A free service that addresses the needs of child care providers and parents that are dealing with children (0-5) with challenging behaviors. Project Right Steps is designed to support changes in the child’s behavior through the specialist’s work with both the child care provider and the family. Specialists offer services including observation, assessment, and consultation. They suggest strategies to assist the provider(s) and parents in addressing the child’s challenging behaviors.
Child Care Career and Professional Development Fund
The Child Care Career and Professional Development Fund (CCPDF) scholarship is given to credentialed providers based upon an application and approval by the Maryland State Department of Education. Funds for the CCCPDF fund come from the Federal Workforce fund. The scholarship pays for tuition, books, and fees for participants in the AAS or AAT degrees in Early Child Development and Education. There is a work service agreement that the provider will continue to work in child care while earning the degree and will work after graduation for two years in child care for the AAS or AAT Associate degree earned. A GPA of 2.5 must be maintained
|Child Care Centers in Talbot County|
|Description||Talbot County childcare centers come in sizes, costs, and programs to fit all budgets and preferences. We know that parents are busy but that selecting the right daycare center or preschool is crucial. So we’ve gathered basic information for 22 child care centers in Talbot County into a single location so that you are only a click away from basic information such as address, size, and licensing information that can help you refine your search.|
|Phone Number||410-822-0330, ext. 139 or ext. 141|
|Address||12 Magnolia Street, Easton, MD 21601|
|Description||Child Find is a process in which children with special needs are identified. Preschoolers and school-age children who have suspected or already identified problems in development may which interfere with their educational progress may be referred.
Who May Refer?
- Community Agencies
- Child Care Providers
- Other Health Specialist
- Private Schools
Who is Eligible for Child Find?
Residents of Talbot County, ages 3-21, who have suspected or diagnosed delays in thinking and reasoning, speech and language, motor skills, self-help skills, social and adaptive behavior. All services are provided by Talbot County Public Schools at no cost to the family.
Who Do You Contact (Children Ages 3-21:)
Supervisor of Special Education
Talbot County Education Center
410-822-0330, ext. 139 or ext. 141
|Choptank Community Health – Bay Hundred Medical Center|
|Phone Number||(410) 745-0200|
|Address||933 South Talbot Street, Unit 4, St. Michaels, MD 21663|
|Hours||Monday: 7am to 7pm; Wednesday: 7am to 4:45pm, Tuesday & Thursday: 7am to 4:30pm; Friday: 7am to 4pm|
|Description||Located on the Eastern Shore of Maryland, Choptank Community Health System, Inc. (CCHS) is a private, non-profit community health center providing primary health care services in Caroline, Dorchester, and Talbot Counties and the surrounding areas.
CCHS health centers provide a full range of primary medical, dental, and behavioral health services. CCHS is a participating provider with most major insurance companies and HMOs.
A sliding fee scale is available for any patient without insurance. As a community health center, CCHS is able to use federal funding to expand current services and develop new programs to meet the health care needs in our area.
School-based services at Easton Elementary, Easton Middle, Easton High, and St. Michaels Middle/High.
|Creative Corner Early Learning Center|
|Phone Number||(410) 822-2123|
|Address||8706 Commerce Drive Unit 8, Easton, MD 21601|
|Hours||Monday - Friday, 7 AM - 5:30 PM|
|Description||We offer preschool classes for children age infants (6 weeks) - four year olds. Our School Age Program serves before and after school care for Easton and St. Micheal's school districts and a School Age Summer Camp program.
Our outstanding program begins with the learning premise that children grow in all aspects through their natural desire to play. A child's development requires attention to their physical, emotional, social, and intellectual needs. Creative Corner's mission is to provide an environment that stimulates each child's curiosity and development.
Games, giggles and great discoveries are a part of Creative Corner’s daily program. Each teacher provides opportunities that encompass the interest, age and skill of the children to make every day a happy learning adventure including Group Time, Discovery Time, Art Exploration, Tabletop Activities, Science Discovery, Enhancement Activities, Community activities, Playground Activities, Rainy Day Surprises, and Language Arts.
|Critchlow Adkins Children’s Centers|
|Phone Number||(410) 822-7181|
|Address||11 Magnolia Street, Easton, MD 21601|
|Hours||Monday – Friday, 6:45 AM – 5:30 PM|
|Description||CACC is accredited by the Maryland State Department of Education’s (MSDE) Early Learning Division and licensed by MSDE’s Office of Child Care.
11 Magnolia Street, Easton, MD 21601
Offers year-round, full day two year old, preschool, and pre-kindergarten programs. In addition, the pre-kindergarten program is MSDE approved as a licensed non-public nursery school program.
CORDOVA SITE (Preschool, Pre-K and School Age Programs)
11430 Cordova Road, Cordova, MD 21625
Offers a year-round, full day preschool program, wrap around pre-kindergarten program, and before and after school programs for children in kindergarten through fifth grade. The program for school age children is offered all day during most school closings and the summer months.
ST. MICHAEL'S SITE (Preschool, Pre-K wrap and School Age Programs)
100 Seymour Avenue, St. Michaels, MD 21663
Offers year-round, full day two year old, preschool, and wrap around pre-kindergarten programs. A before and after school program is offered for school age children in kindergarten through sixth grade. The program for school age children is offered all day during most school closings and the summer months.
EASTON ELEMENTARY - SCHOOL AGE SITE (Pre-K wrap, School Age Programs)
307 Glenwood Avenue . Easton, MD 21601
Offers a wrap around pre-kindergarten program, as well as before and after school programs for children in kindergarten through fifth grade. The program for school age children is offered all day during most school closings and the summer months.
WHITE MARSH SITE
4322 Lovers Lane, Trappe, MD 21673
Offers a before and after school program for children in kindergarten through fifth grade. The program for school age children is offered all day during most school closings and the summer months.
|Healthy Families Mid-Shore|
|Phone Number||(410) 819-5600, (443) 262-4464|
|Address||100 S. Hanson Street, Easton MD 21601|
|Description||Healthy Families Mid-Shore is an evidence-based, accredited home visiting program of the Queen Anne's County Department of Health in partnership with Talbot County Health Department, Kent County Health Department and Caroline County Health Department. The families served are eligible for Maryland Children's Health Program or are uninsured and must reside in Queen Anne's, Talbot, Kent or Caroline Counties.
Highly trained Family Support Workers deliver home visiting services to families facing some challenges. Using the "Growing Great Kids" curriculum, the Family Support Workers offer support services, resources and education for prenatal / postpartum women, fathers, and infants. We conduct developmental screenings for children, provide referrals to community resources and provide information regarding essential parenting tips. The program is voluntary and geared towards each family's individual needs. For more information please contact Healthy Families Staff.
|Locate Child Care|
|Description||Selecting child care is one of the most important decisions your family will ever make. Take the time to make the right choice—the first five years last forever.
Maryland Family Network’s LOCATE: Child Care is a free, referral service with detailed information on all regulated child care in Maryland. Our trained referral specialists will help you identify care based on your personal preferences including program type, location, and cost.
Safe and reliable child care is only a phone call away. A trained LOCATE: Child Care Referral Specialist is ready to help you select the best child care option for your family.
|Manor Discovery Center|
|Phone Number||(410) 822-5555|
|Address||702 Idlewild Ave, Easton, MD 21601|
|Hours||Monday - Friday: 7:15am to 5:30pm. Closed on some major holiday dates.|
|Description||The Manor Discovery Center is proud to provide a program of total care that includes exploratory learning, personal and social development, and cultural enrichment. Within our safe, happy, nurturing environment, children discover many facets of themselves and the world.
Our children learn about objects, events, ideas, themselves, and others in their community. Their curiosity is the motivator for learning, and interactive play develops their creativity and social skills. With gentle guidance and clear structure, our children discover their talents and learn to accept challenges. With age-appropriate developmental activities, we build the foundation for self-confidence, intellectual curiosity, and life-long learning.
Children 12 months to 5 years. Before- and/or After-school programs and Summer Camp also available.
|Mid-Shore Early Learning Center|
|Phone Number||(410) 690-7354|
|Address||222 Port Street, Easton, MD 21601|
|Hours||Monday - Friday, 6:30am to 7pm|
|Description||We are licensed child care for Infants (6 weeks and up) through School Age (age 12). We are accredited by MSDE - Maryland State Department of Education. Talbot County Public Schools provide transportation to and from Easton Elementary Schools and White Marsh Elementary School.|
|Mailing Address||P.O. Box 1359, Easton, MD 21601|
|Office of Child Care – Upper Shore|
|Phone Number||(410) 819-5801|
|Address||301 Bay St. Suite 305, Easton, MD 21629|
|Hours||Monday - Friday, 8am to 5pm|
|Description||The Office of Child Care (OCC) is responsible for licensing and inspecting all child care centers and family child care providers in Maryland. The OCC also administers Maryland's subsidized child care program for working families and the state’s Child Care Credentialing System.|
|Address||7871 Ocean Gateway, Easton, MD 21601|
|Description||Children are able to explore, discover and play in our uniquely designed city shops, created to mimic mom and dad's world but uniquely scaled to their size. Dress the part to fix a car at the mechanics shop, build a favorite pizza at the Italian restaurant, take x-rays of a patient in the hospital room or even pretend to bathe a puppy in the petshop....they have so many rooms for them to explore! Their space caters to ages 1 to 11 yrs, but they courage parents, grandparents and older siblings to play along too. Admission is required.|
|Project Right Steps|
|Phone Number||(410) 822-5400 ext 2321|
|Address||P.O. Box 8, Wye Mills, MD 21679|
|Description||Project Right Steps is a free service that addresses the needs of child care providers and parents that are dealing with children (0-5) with challenging behaviors. Project Right Steps is designed to support changes in the child’s behavior through the specialist’s work with both the child care provider and the family. Specialists offer services including observation, assessment, and consultation. They suggest strategies to assist the provider(s) and parents in addressing the child’s challenging behaviors.|
|Shore Up! Inc. Head Starts|
|Phone Number||(410) 822-6641 (Easton) / (410) 745-2851 (St. Michaels)|
|Address||305 Glenwood Avenue, Easton, MD 21601 / 100 Seymour Avenue, St. Michaels, MD 21663|
|Description||SHORE UP!’s Early Head Start program focuses on children ages six weeks to three years. Development, social and educational, are our primary focus, which enhances the families’ ability to also focus on goals and self-sufficiency. The Home Base program provides the same services as our Early Head Start program center-based operation. Qualified family advocates perform weekly 90-minute home visits with parents to engage them and their children. Bi-weekly socialization allows parents to build their understanding of parenting and community engagement. Additional training support is provided in health, nutritious meals, breastfeeding, school readiness, and shared community resources.
The Head Start program is a comprehensive family development program for three and four year olds from families that meet federally established income guidelines. The primary goal of our Head Start is to prepare children for successful public school participation while providing them with a means of meting their developmental and nutritional needs. Parents of Head Start children are involved in all aspects of Head Start Program planning, development, and management.
Children in all programs are screened within the first 45 days of entry for health and developmental delays. (Approximately 10% of the children served are diagnosed with disabilities). The programs partner with families to find effective methods to deal with issues such as single parenting, illiteracy, homelessness, substance abuse, child abuse & neglect, domestic violence, and community violence. Early intervention strengthens the ability of children and families to cope with school and their environment. By building relationships among children, families, staff, and the community, we build a brighter future for tomorrow. Head Start promotes respectful, sensitive, and proactive approaches to cultural diversity. Child development is supported through nurturing relationships among staff, parents, and children.
SHORE UP! Inc. operates 15 Head Start and 8 Early Head Start programs throughout the Lower and Upper Eastern Shore. (We also arrange for home visits).
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|Talbot County Early Head Start|
|Phone Number||(410) 820-6940|
|Address||215 Bay Street, Suite 1, Easton, MD 21601|
|Hours||Monday - Friday: 8am to 4:30pm|
|Description||Talbot County Early Head Start (TCEHS) serves pregnant women and children from birth to age three and their families. The program is designed to help children and their parents learn and grow by providing a wide range of educational and supportive programs. TCEHS provides information for parents to be their child’s first teacher and promotes school readiness. TCEHS services are family-centered in a safe, nurturing and enriching environment and are provided free of charge to eligible participants. Transportation is also provided to and from the Center. Services offered: Early Childhood Education, Developmental Child Care, Parenting Education, Parent & Child Together Time, and Adult Education.|
|Talbot County Infants and Toddlers Program|
|Phone Number||410-822-0686, ext. 2202|
|Address||Easton Elementary School, 307 Glenwood Avenue, Easton, MD 21601|
|Hours||Monday - Friday: 8am to 4pm|
|Description||The goal of the Talbot County Infants and Toddlers Program is to provide family-centered support and services to infants and toddlers with delays/disabilities to help them reach their potential and be prepared for school.
The Talbot County Infants and Toddlers Program is a family-centered program serving children birth through two years of age who reside in Talbot County and meet state eligibility requirements. Services are provided year round at no cost to families. If your child is found eligible, the Infants and Toddlers Program can target the following areas:
- Fine Motor
- Gross Motor
Services are provided in home, community, or center-based settings depending on the needs of your family and child. Sessions are scheduled with your individual service provider(s) Monday through Friday.
|Talbot County Judy Center|
|Phone Number||(410) 822-0689|
|Address||305 Glenwood Avenue, Easton, MD 21601|
|Description||The Judy Center is a partnership between Talbot County Public Schools, community programs, agencies and organizations, as well as private businesses and most importantly families, with the goal of assuring that ALL children enter school with the readiness skills they need to succeed. What happens in the first 5 years of life and the connections that are formed in the brain during that time, have a direct impact on how successful a child will be in school as well as in their adult lives!
The Judy Center is more of a “philosophy” than a place, so our services are located throughout the Easton Elementary School (EES) attendance area. The Judy Center’s Administrative Office is located at EES-Dobson, which also houses our P3 classes, Pre Kindergarten and Kindergarten programs. Choptank Health and Eastern Shore Psychological Services (ESPS) also provide services onsite. In addition Shore Up Head Start and Critchlow Adkins Children’s Center’s “wrap around care” programs are located on the EES campus. Other partners, programs and services are located throughout the Easton community.
The Judy Centers provides high quality, accredited, full day/full year and wrap around childcare services for children 6 weeks through Kindergarten.
- Early Head Start and Head Start
- Home visiting services that focus on health and development
- Library and literacy services as well as free children’s books
- Physical, dental and mental health services
- Play Groups for children birth to age three, family recreational and community activities
- Parent Education/ Parent Support Groups
- Adult Education (ABE/GED/ESL), job training and higher education opportunities
- Joint professional trainings for staff
- Service Coordination for children and families
- Learning Parties and Other Family trainings
Who is eligible?
Any child from birth through Kindergarten that lives within the Easton Elementary School attendance area is considered a “Judy Center” child/family.
Does it cost anything?
Judy Center’s do NOT charge for the services that they directly supply but there may be costs associated with some individual programs. Please contact specific partners or call us at the Judy Center for more information.
|The Kinder Garden|
|Phone Number||(410) 820-8440|
|Address||8701 Brooks Drive, Easton, MD 21601|
|Hours||Monday - Friday: 7am to 6pm|
|Description||You will be pleasantly surprised by the design, the warmth, the charm and the incomparable setting that The Kinder Garden has to offer! We provide care for children 18 months to 5 years of age. Please call to inquire.
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