The Greensboro Judy Center received $330,000 in funding from the Maryland State Department of Education and Maryland Lt. Governor Anthony Brown during a presentation ceremony on July 28. Pictured from left to right: Rosemary Thomas, Caroline County Public Schools Coordinator of Special Programs, Caroline County Supervisor of Judy Centers/ Family Support Center Tearesa French, Lt. Gov. Anthony Brown and Cheryl DeAtley, MSDE Judy Center Partnerships Specialist.
On July 28, Maryland Lt. Governor Anthony Brown, along with Maryland State Department of Education (MSDE) President Dr. Charlene Dukes announced $330,000 in funding to the Greensboro Judy Hoyer Center as part of the Prekindergarten Expansion Act of 2014. Overall, MSDE announced a total of $4.3 million to 24 providers within the state.
The Caroline County Greensboro Judy Center will provide comprehensive, integrated, full-day and full-year early care and education services for young children and their families to promote continuous improvement towards school readiness. The center will focus on enhancing linguistic and early literacy skills, as well as congnitive, social, emotional and physical health development through a coordinated effort of service provision by a wide range of community agencies.
In fiscal year 2015, the Judy Center grant funds will be used to meet the early care and education needs of children ages birth through five years in the Greensboro Elementary School attendance area. The site will expand upon the strong body of work and support at the Federalsburg Judy Center.