Expansion of Support Programs

Judy Centers

The Blueprint expands Judy Centers throughout Maryland and includes nine additional Judy Centers over the next 5 fiscal years and 18 over the following five fiscal years. Using a multigenerational approach for families and children, and providing professional development for early childhood educators, Judy Centers promote school readiness for children ages birth through five.

Funding: The FY2023 budget includes $24,936,380. Judy Centers are funded at $330,000 each. FY2023-FY25: 9 per year. FY2026-FY2030: 18 per year

Eligibility: LSSs

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Patty Centers (Family Support Centers)

Family Support Centers (Patty Centers) provide parents and their children with a two-generation approach that improve parenting skills, develop the family as a functioning unit, and promote the growth and development of their children. 

Funding: The FY2023 budget includes $9,209,217. Family Support Centers (Patty Centers) are funded at $330,000 each. FY2023-FY2030: 3 per year 

Eligibility: Entities wishing to open a Patty Center 

Ulysses Currie Head Start State Supplemental Grants

Funding is made to Federal Head Start grantees to supplement the programs in enhancing the school readiness of children, ages birth to five.

Maryland Infants and Toddlers Program

The Maryland Infants and Toddlers Program (MITP) provides provide a statewide, community–based interagency system of comprehensive early intervention services to eligible infants and toddlers, from birth until the beginning of the school year following a child’s 4th birthday, and their families.