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Somerset County Judy Center Partnership

The Judith P. Hoyer Early Child Care and Family Education Centers or "Judy Center Partnerships" were created by the Maryland State Department of Education and serve children birth through Kindergarten and their families in an effort to increase the number of children  entering school ready to learn. Judy Centers promote school readiness through collaboration with community-based agencies, organizations and local businesses.  The goal of the Judy Center is to improve school readiness skills of children birth -five in the Princess Anne/Greenwood Elementary School areas and birth - Pre K in Crisfield area.

 Who benefits from the Somerset Judy Center?

  • Children in the Princess Anne and Woodson catchment areas will benefit. Children birth through kindergarten will be provided fun and exciting learning opportunities in all of the domains of learning throughout the entire year. Children with disabilities or special needs will be provided with interventions that may ensure greater school success.
  • Parents of young children in the Princess Anne and Crisfield community will benefit because there will be many opportunities to become more involved in their child's education, increase their parenting skills and their own educational level.  We will also provide many rich family-oriented activities.
  • Somerset County Public Schools will benefit because children will enter school better prepared to learn.  Parents will become more involved and, through early intervention, developmental delays and speech issues will be remedied before children enter the primary grades.  This has social, as well as financial benefits for our school system.
  • Our Community will benefit:  Community organizations serving children and families will coordinate efforts and assist each other, getting much more “bang for your buck”.  The Judy Center will help create a more successful workforce by aiding in adult education/ parent education/ nutrition and health initiatives etc.  The Judy Center funding will also help the community leverage additional funds for other projects.
  • The state will benefit because more children will enter our public schools with the skills needed to succeed and they will continue to succeed throughout life. 
Judy Center Staff: 
Family Service Coordinator (Princess Anne) Tynice Dashields
Family Service Coordinator (Crisfield) Janell Hale 
Home and School Connections Specialists Tyshika Bonneville
Administrative Assistant  Michelle Lidinsky
Judy Center Coordinator  Karen Karten  tel:410-651-1616 Ex 10255
*Contact the Somerset County Judy Center at 410-651-1275 (Princess Anne) or 410-968-1295 (Crisfield).
Somerset Early Learning Advisory Council  (SELAC)
The Somerset Early Learning Advisory Council was established in 2013 as a result of a statewide initiative (Race to the Top) to create cohesive local level committees to focus on education for the birth-age five population. SELAC is made up of representatives of Head Start, Child Care, community outreach programs, and Somerset County Public Schools. The goal for the council is to ensure that all students enter kindergarten ready to learn. The council provides professional development, family and child care outreach, school readiness materials and was instrumental in the creation of the Somerset County Judy Center.
              Looking for Child Care?
Finding licensed child care can be a challenge for families. The Somerset County Judy Center can provide your family with a list of local child care providers or you may visit any of the sites below to find free assistance:    


Technical Education for Adults
Somerset County Public Schools in partnership with Somerset County Department of Technical and Community Services is excited to provide continuing education classes for adults.
These classes are free and offer an opportunity for adult learners to obtain skills that will assist them in the employment market.
For more information regarding these classes, please contact
Conal Turner at 410-651-1616 or at [email protected].
Below are the current class offerings:
Child Care
Upcoming professional development classes and activities:
Check out our Resource Library! Materials are available to be borrowed. Just call the Judy Center at 410-651-1275.             
Judy Center Newsletters 
To register for Pre-K or Kindergarten, please us the online registration portal. 


The Judy Center
Princess Anne
11576 Lankford Street
Princess Anne, Maryland
The Judy Center
281A Woodson School Road
Crisfield, Maryland
Somerset County Judy Center Partners
Seton Center
Rachel Childers- Little Angels 
Delmarva Discovery Center
Eastern Shore Psychological Services
 Healthy Families Lower Shore
It Takes A Village
Local Management Board
Office of Childcare
Office of Oral Health
Princess Anne Elementary
Niki Runge - Music Therapy
410-968-0560 (Crisfield)
410-651-4385 (Princess Anne)
410-968-1297 (Early Head Start)
Somerset Family Support Network/Preschool Partners
Somerset County Health Department
Somerset County Infants and Toddlers
Somerset County Public Library
410-651-0852 (Princess Anne)
410-968-0955 (Crisfield)
Somerset County Parks and Recreation
Somerset County Dept. of Social Services
Somerset County -  Adult Ed 
Somerset County Public Schools - Special Education
St. James UMC/Children of Destiny
Chesapeake Health Care
 United Way of the Lower Eastern Shore
Ward Museum - Education
Woodson Elementary School
More great websites and resources
Walmart Community Giving - Pocomoke
Perdue Farms Foundation


Princess Anne Lions Club

Elks Club Lodge #1044 

American Legion Post #16