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Community Resources


The Maryland Learning Links – Making Access Happen (MAH) project is a joint MSDE-Johns Hopkins University effort designed to support and increase the participation of three- to five-year-old children with disabilities in public and private community-based early care and education programs. Click here to visit the MAH webpage. The parent Maryland Learning Links website also provides a wide range of information about related early childhood initiatives and resources.

The Early Childhood Gateway of Maryland’s Early Childhood Intervention and Education System of Services, which provides numerous resources for providers and families with young children with disabilities, birth through five. Click on www.mdecgateway.org.

Find it Fast for Families is a resource locator document with web links for families of young children on topics such as Choosing Child Care, Transitioning to School, Health, Wellness and Safety and Supporting Your Child’s Development.  Click here to download the document.

"Understanding and Supporting Your Child's Development" comprises a series of pamphlets developed by Informed Parents–Successful Children (IPSC) of the Mid-Atlantic Equity Consortium, Inc.  These pamphlets, each of which focuses on a different early childhood age-range, provide non-English-speaking parents and caregivers with tools to promote early childhood development and success.  Next to the age-range below, click on the language version of the pamphlet to download that version:

·          Birth – 6 months:  Chinese, English, French, Korean, Spanish, Vietnamese

·          6 – 12 months:  Chinese, English, French, Korean, Spanish, Vietnamese

·          12 – 18 months:  Chinese, English, French, Korean, Spanish, Vietnamese

·          18 months – 3 years:  Chinese, English, French, Korean, Spanish, Vietnamese

·          3 – 5 years:  Chinese, English, French, Korean, Spanish, Vietnamese 


The links below provide information about a variety of community-based early care and education resources for families with young children.


Looking for:


·          Judy Centers?  Click here


·          Child care?  Click here


·          Help with the cost of child care?  Click here


·          Accredited early care and education programs? Click here


·          MSDE-approved education programs in nonpublic nursery schools?  Click here


·          Public prekindergarten programs?  Click here


·          Head Start?  Click here


·          Ways to improve your child's school readiness skills?

Click here for Prekindergarten
Click here for Kindergarten


·          Good parenting tips? Click here


·          Out-of-school activities? Click here


·          Information about children with disabilities?  Click here


·          Resources for children with disabilities?  Visit the new website for Early Childhood Education and Special Education:  Click here


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Can't find what you need?  Click here for an additional list of links to Internet sites dealing with a wide range of issues and topics related to child care, child health and safety, and early childhood education.

Contact Information
Rolf Grafwallner, Ph.D., Assistant State Superintendent
Division of Early Childhood Development
Maryland State Department of Education
200 West Baltimore Street
Baltimore, MD 21201
Phone:  (410) 767-0335
Email:  lscott@msde.state.md.us
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Baltimore, MD 21201
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