The Judy Center Early Learning Hub at Sudlersville Elementary School (Judy Center at SES) is one of sixty-three (63) Judy Centers located throughout Maryland. The Judy Center at SES is located within Sudlersville Elementary School, 300 S. Church Street, Sudlersville, Maryland. The Judy Center model is based on the work of Judith P. Hoyer, who was doing innovative work in Prince George's county working with multiple service agencies for young children and bringing together a level of collaboration and cooperation that had never existed. Judy's vision was to make it possible for every child to be ready for school. The result is the Judith P. Hoyer Early Child Care and Education Enhancement Program.
What is a Judy Center Early Learning Hub?
Judith P. Hoyer Early Learning Hubs, or "Judy Centers," are early childhood and family learning hubs. They typically operate service programs for young children and their families for 7-12 hours a day and year round. Judy Center Early Learning Hubs are unique because they promote school readiness through collaboration among community-based agencies and organizations co-located with the Judy Center. This integrated approach includes early childhood care and education as well as family support and health programs, whose services are conveniently provided within or near school buildings.
How can Judy Center Early Learning Hubs help prepare children for school success?
Judy Center programs foster young children's physical, social, language and literacy, and mathematical-thinking abilities - skills that help children become accomplished learners and students. A critical feature at a Judy Center Early Learning Hub is the requirement that all early childhood programs have to meet national or state standards of high quality. Also, all early childhood staff participates in extensive staff development activities.
What services are offered by the Judy Center Early Learning Hub at SES?The services offered by the Judy Center, include services by the Judy Center staff and their partners. In addition, the Judy Center administrative staff also work to provide many services across organization lines. These include family case management, referrals, parent education, adult education opportunities, Judy Center Playgroup, home visits, family field trips, coordination of partnering agency staff training, and community child care training and support services, and much, much, more.To file a complaint or grievance-please follow the QACPS complaint protocol for Ombudsman services found in the QACPS Parent/Student Handbook. S. Matthew Evans (Matt Evans) is the contact for Ombudsman services for QACPS programs. Matt Evans' contact information is: (410)758-2403, ext. 155 or firstname.lastname@example.org.