Chesapeake Child Care Resource Center
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
Website www.cccrc.org
Description The Chesapeake Child Care Resource Center (CCCRC) is a community based program that provides services 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.

CCCRC 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 in partnership with CCCRC and the Chesapeake College Division of Continuing Education and Workforce Training. In addition to overall training and technical assistance for all center based and family early care programs, CCCRC provides Infant and Toddler support for programs caring for infants and children less than three years of age.

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.

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 to remain in the program.

Locate Child Care: parents learn about various types of child care programs and guidelines for selecting high-quality care. Parents receive contact information for child care services that meet their needs with information on hours, location, costs, and other program information. For free, personalized service, contact a LOCATE: Child Care Referral Specialist by calling 877.261.0060 Monday through Friday, 8:30AM to 4:00PM. A Referral Specialist can help identify child care options based on your family’s specific needs.

Project Security Blanket is a statewide grant that provides onsite and on line (webinar) emergency training for child care providers. Providers complete an emergency plan for their programs which is required by MSDE Office of Child Care Licensing. The cost of the training is $15.
Child Care Centers in Talbot County
Website www.childcarecenter.us/county/talbot_md
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.
Child Find
Phone Number 410-822-0330, ext. 139 or ext. 141
Address 12 Magnolia Street, Easton, MD 21601
Website www.tcps.k12.md.us/index.php/departments/special-education/child-find
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?
- Parents
- Physicians
- 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
Website www.choptankhealth.org
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
Website www.creative-corner.com
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.
Email creativecornerkids@yahoo.com
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
Website cacckids.org
Description CSS is accredited by the Maryland State Department of Education’s (MSDE) Early Learning Division and licensed by MSDE’s Office of Child Care.

PRE-SCHOOL SITE
11 Magnolia Street, Easton, MD 21601
(410) 822-7181
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
(410) 822-6293
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
(410) 745-5842
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
(410) 820-8906
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
(410) 829-3274
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
Website www.health.maryland.gov/qahealth/community-health/Pages/Healthy-Families-MS.aspx
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
Phone Number 877-261-0060
Website www.marylandfamilynetwork.org/programs-services/locate
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.
Website www.manordiscovery.com
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.
Email officemdc@manordiscovery.com
Mid-Shore Early Learning Center
Phone Number (410) 690-7354
Address 133 Vine Street, Easton, MD 21601
Hours Monday - Friday, 6:30am to 7pm
Website www.mselc.org
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
Website earlychildhood.marylandpublicschools.org/region-8-upper-shore-office-caroline-dorchester-kent-queen-annes-talbot-counties
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.
Email occ8talb.msde@maryland.gov
Project Right Steps
Phone Number (410) 822-5400 ext 2321
Address P.O. Box 8, Wye Mills, MD 21679
Website www.cccrc.org/project-right-steps
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
Website www.shoreup.org/eastern-shore-md-services-programs/Early-Childhood-Programs
Description SHORE UP! Inc. is a private, non-profit Community Action Partnership* located in Salisbury, on Maryland's Lower Eastern Shore. Formed in 1965, SHORE UP! has been serving low-income and disadvantaged persons on the Eastern Shore for over 45 years. SHORE UP is an acronym for “Self-Help on Rural Economics and Urban Problems.” Our Agency’s main focus is to help people reach economic self-sufficiency.

Community Action Programs Include:
- Energy Assistant and Family Support Programs
- Senior Citizen Programs
- Disability Programs
- Job Training and Employment Programs
- Early Childhood Programs, Head Start, Early Head Start
- Housing Programs
Email shoreupeaston@shoreup.org / shoreupstmich@shoreup.org
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
Website www.dhmh.maryland.gov/talbotcounty/ehs/Pages/Home.aspx
Description Our Mission is to provide services to pregnant women and children 0-3 years of age, to become self-sufficient members of their community by providing education, resources, and opportunities that nurture children, empower parents, and strengthen families.It is a federally funded program.

Program Eligibility Criteria:
- Early Head Start is a federally funded, income based program; most families must meet Federal Poverty income guidelines
- Must be a resident of Talbot County
- Be an expectant parent or parenting a child under 3 years of age

Services Offered/Provided:
- Early Childhood Development program
- Opportunities for children with disabilities
- Home Visiting services using the Parents As Teachers Curriculum
- Adult Education Classes - GED and English for Speakers of other Languages
- Parenting Education and Parent Support groups
- Nutrition and Health Education
- Transportation, meals and snacks​
Bilingual Staff Yes
Talbot County Infants and Toddlers Program
Phone Number (410) 822-0330 ext. 108, 150, or 171
Address Talbot County Education Center, 12 Magnolia Street, Easton, Maryland 21601
Hours Monday - Friday: 8am to 4pm
Website www.tcps.k12.md.us/departments/special-education/infant-and-toddlers
Description The Talbot County Infants & Toddlers Program provides early intervention services, at no cost to the families, for eligible children ages birth to three years and their families. (If a child is receiving services prior to their third birthday, there is a provision to remain on an extended plan until pre-K age). Children qualify based on one of the following: a 25% or greater developmental delay in one or more areas of development, a diagnosed condition with high probability of delay or atypical development in one or more areas of development. Examples of children served include: premature babies, children with language or motor delays or those diagnosed with autism spectrum disorders.

The Talbot County I&T Program, in accordance with state and federal requirements, is an interagency program. The three local participating public agencies are the Public Schools (lead agency), Departments of Social Services and Health Department.

Services are voluntary, so families may choose to use some or all of the services offered. Services are provided in homes, child care settings or other community settings where the child and family naturally spend time.
Talbot County Judy Center Partnership
Phone Number (410) 822-0689
Address 305 Glenwood Avenue, Easton, MD 21601
Website www.tcps.k12.md.us/index.php/departments/curriculum/judy-center
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!

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

Any child from birth through Kindergarten that lives within the Easton Elementary School attendance area is considered a “Judy Center” child/family.

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
Website www.kindergardensite.com
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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