The Judy Center Expansion Grant is a competitive grant program administered by the Division of Early Childhood at the Maryland State Department of Education (MSDE). It provides funding for the opening of new Judy Centers with a priority for establishing centers in communities with Title I schools.
The Blueprint of Maryland’s Future aims to create 135 new Judy Centers by fiscal year 2030. Judy Centers serve to promote child development and school readiness through collaborative approaches to deliver high quality, comprehensive, full-day early childhood education programs and family support services.
The MSDE will hold customer service support sessions for interested applicants. During these sessions, MSDE personnel will review what applicants need to get started, the program requirements, as well as a walk-through of the application. To attend a virtual session, please see the dates, times, and registration links below:
Tuesday, May 2, 20231:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.
(Recording (link is external )
Thursday, May 4, 202310:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. ( Recording (link is external )
Wednesday, May 10, 20231:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. ( Recording (link is external )
Friday, May 12, 2023 1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. (Office Hours, open link- no registration required)
Tuesday, May 16, 202310:00 a.m.- 11:00 a.m. (Office Hours, open link- no registration required)