Judy Center Partnership

"To me, the most crucial responsibility of any community is the protection, education and mentoring of its children.  As adults, guardians, and parents, we must offer as many opportunities as possible to ensure the success and development of our children.  If we can do this, we will all have met our most fundamental obligation to ourselves, our families and our communities."       -Judy Hoyer


Supporting young children and their families in Carroll County

The Judy Center Partnership is a collaboration of many non-profit and public agencies in Carroll County to provide comprehensive, community-based early learning for children prenatal through kindergarten. 

Our goal is to increase school readiness for all children across the county.  We believe that the parent is the first teacher of their child and that families are the foundation for a child's early success in school.  We are here to help support the efforts because, "It takes a village to raise a child." (African Proverb)

We offer early education opportunities to families and their young children to ensure that they are ready to enter school.  We provide parents the knowledge, skills and resources to support their environments and experiences to meet their child's basic health, safety, physical, emotional and intellectual needs.   Our services are comprehensive and provide strong links to elementary schools. 

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Our services include:

  • Partnering with child care providers to ensure the availability of quality care
  • Family involvement programs
  • Screenings for early developmental delays
  • Behavior support & education
  • Mental health counseling
  • Parents As Teachers home visitation program
  • Come Learn with Me learning playgroups
  • Lending library for parents and resources to support early learning


 For additional information, please contact Susan Mitchell at

410-751-3613 or via email smmitch@carrollk12.org


Our Judy Center Partners: 

Building Blocks
Carroll Child Care Centers, Inc.
Carroll Community College Child Development Center
Circuit Court Family Law Administration
Carroll County Health Department
Carroll County Public Library
Carroll County Youth Services Bureau, Inc.
Carroll Hospital Center
Catholic Charities & Early Head Start of Carroll County
CCPS Birth through Five
Child Care Choices
Carroll Community College Continuing Education
Get Connected Family Resource Center
Grace United Leaning Center
Human Services Programs of Carroll County, Inc.
The Carroll County Family Center
Local Management Board
MDSDE, Division of Early Childhood Development Office of Child Care
New Beginnings Christian Learning Center
Carroll County Department of Social Services
University of MD Extension Center/Carroll County
Celebree Learning Center


**History of the Judy Center**

The Judith P. Hoyer Early Child Care and Family Education Centers, or "Judy Centers," are state grant funded early childhood and family learning center.  There are 24 Judy Centers throughout the state of Maryland.  The Judy Centers were establish to honor the memory of Judith P. Hoyer, and early childhood educator, advocate and wife of Congressman Steny Hoyer.