At the center we believe that the family structure is more than the dynamics of parents and children. We recognize the importance of the wide-range functions of the extended family and the impact of the community. Our programs are designed to focus on the role of each individual within the family and to strengthen the entire family structure. Building stronger families, building a stronger community.
Family support programs are offered in key service areas. Click on a program for a detailed description.
Licensed Child Care|
Early Learning Center
In-Home Parent Support
Each day's programs and activities are listed on the center Calendar which is updated monthly.
All families are welcome at the center and our participating families come from diverse backgrounds and all economic circumstances. Participation in our programs is voluntary and most services are provided no charge to the participant.
Please contact us at 410-778-7911 or email Director
Visit our location for a tour of the center or to obtain more information.
Adult Education back to top
Programs are offered in partnership with Chesapeake College Division of Continuing Education and Work Force Training to help parents to achieve self-sufficiency and to improve their ability to support their family through obtaining employment
- Adult Basic Education designed to improve basic reading, writing and math skills
- General Equivalency Diploma instruction (GED) prepares non-high school graduates with the skills and confidence necessary to pass the GED test
- Basic English language instruction for non-English speaking participants (ESL); child care and literacy activities are provided for the young children of parents attending classes
- Career Exploration, Job Readiness and Computer Literacy
Early Learning Center back to top
Families are offered consistent support in a safe and inspiring environment where Early Learning Programs take place; programs are designed to promote the development of the child's physical, emotional, cognitive, and social growth. For more information, including enrollment rates visit the Child Care page.
- Develomental education for children ages birth through age 5 strengthens the bond between parent and child
- Teachers use the Creative Curriculum to plan parent/child activities and weekly lessons
- Developmental delays are identified through evaluation and appropriate referrals are made
- Teachers role model positive parenting behaviors and developmental activities
- Licensed child care is also provided on-site - Fees may apply
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Partnering with other agencies and organizations in the community Shared Opportunity Service, delivers a complete group of services at the center
- Strengthens community partnerships, expands our connections and broadens our reach
- Visitors are invited to tour the center and join families, volunteers and staff for lunch
- Quarterly Partners Breakfasts provide a collaborative forum for agency updates and dialogue
- Volunteer opportunities are available for individuals that are interested in getting involved
- Special events take place during the year at the center and other community locations
In-Home Parent Support back to top
Qualified in-home visitors reach out to a diverse population who would otherwise not have access to the essential prenatal and child development information available at our center
- Programs are targeted to meet the needs of families with children, age's birth through three
- Spanish speaking staff available to recruit and visit local Hispanic families
- The visitors are also trained in the nationally renowned Parent As Teachers Curriculum (PAT). They use this curriculum while planning all visits.
Parent Education back to top
Formal and informal parenting education that is aimed at increasing participant's knowledge of positive parenting techniques, developmental phases, and expectations of their child's growth
- Classes and support groups on topics relating to health, nutrition, safety, learning and discipline
- One on one parenting education for families with specific parenting needs
Peer Support back to top
Opportunities for families to expand social interactions and participate in positive family activities
- Field trips and recreational activities
- Special events and celebrations designed to educate about other cultures
- Monthly Parent Leadership meetings
Life Skills Education back to top
Presents educational topics aimed at increasing knowledge on health and well-being
- Cooking with Kids, home safety, health and nutritional information
- Expert guest speakers present on a range of wellness topics