Partners & Supporters
APPLES for Children
The Alliance for Parent, Provider and Local Employer Solutions (APPLES) vision is to ensure that child care places provide safe, nurturing and educational environments. Expand
We work to: improve the quality of care and education by providing information and education materials that help families identify, select, and secure child care the best meets their individual needs.
Promote professional knowledge and skills through professional development, resources and technical assistance.
Increase family and community awareness by ensuring that information is available to make informed decisions about all aspects of care for children.
Birth to Five
The Maryland Infants and Toddlers Program (MITP) directs a family-centered system of early intervention services for young children with developmental delays and disabilities and their families. Expand
By recognizing each family's concerns and priorities and focusing on each child's strengths and needs, the MITP assists families of children with special needs during the first four years of the child's developmental journey.
Mariam Robins, Coordinator of Special Education Schools
Washington County Infants & Toddlers Program
Hagerstown Area Religious Council (HARC)
The Hagerstown Area Religious Council (HARC) is a coalition of houses of faith with a mission to foster a city-wide vitality that lifts people out of poverty and improves the quality of life for all. Expand
HARC partners with early childhood initiatives, acting as a conduit of information to the faith community, and engaging the faith community in supporting their work. Two primary HARC initiatives are Learning Parties, teaching parents how to prepare their preschool-age children to enter Kindergarten "ready to learn," and a Community Book Drive, partnering to collect and distribute books to at-risk children ages birth-eleven.
Hagerstown Community College
HCC is a state- and county-supported comprehensive community college whose purpose is to offer a diverse array of courses and programs designed for university transfer, career entry or advancement, adult basic skills enhancement, general and continuing education, as well as student and community service. Expand
It is part of the College's mission to deliver educational excellence within a learning community and to foster economic and cultural development through community service and collaboration. The College is charged to provide high quality education at a reasonable cost to meet the post-secondary educational needs of the citizens of Washington County and the surrounding region.
Hagerstown Housing Authority
Hagerstown Housing Authority, in partnership with community organizations, agencies and local governments, provides housing opportunities for low and moderate income persons.
Washington County Health Department.
The Hagerstown Housing Authority is committed to providing quality, affordable housing in a safe environment. Through partnerships with our residents and other groups we will provide opportunities for those we serve to become self-sufficient.
The Hagerstown Rotary Literacy Initiative will advocate for a community-wide movement to increase the number of students entering school ready to learn and decrease the number of elementary school students experiencing summer learning loss.
Head Start of Washington County
Head Start of Washington County, Inc. is dedicated to making a difference in our community through comprehensive child and family development services. Expand
Our mission is to provide children with nurturing age and developmentally appropriate experiences. To establish a strong foundation for growth and opportunities to achieve school readiness. We strive to empower families to take an active role in their child's development and to reach their full potential. 90% of our 485 children come from families with incomes below $ 23,000. Over 15% of our children have professionally diagnosed special needs.
Healthy Families is a home visiting program for residents of Washington County who are pregnant with or parents who are caring for their first child. The goal of the program is to support parents in their desire to create a safe, stimulating and healthy environment for their children. Expand
This free service includes Links to community services, home visits, parent child activities, monthly parent and child group meetings and positive parenting strategies
1302 Pennsylvania Ave
Hagerstown, Maryland 21742
Maryland State Department of Education/Office of Child Care
The Office of Child Care (OCC) is responsible for licensing and inspecting all child care centers and family child care providers in Maryland. The Office of Child Care (OCC) also administers Maryland's subsidized child care program for working families and administers the state's Child Care Credentialing System.
The Judy Center
The mission of the Judy Center is to provide comprehensive, integrated, full-day, full-year services that promote school readiness for children birth through age five. Expand
This mission requires the development of collaborative, integrated programs and approaches that support the young children's development in social and emotional, language and literacy, cognitive and general knowledge, approaches toward learning, and physical well-being and motor areas enhancing readiness for school while supporting families in their abilities to support their children's early learning.
The Judy Center's purpose is to ensure school readiness for all students entering school.
The Judy Center of Washington County
1311 Yale Drive
Hagerstown, MD 21742
Contact: Kathy Kerns, 301-766-8668
Washington County Family Center
The Washington County Family Center is a community-based, child-centered and family-focused program that provides on-site services to expectant parents and parents with children under the age of four. Expand
Its target population is parents between the ages of 15 and 26. The Family Center provides a comprehensive program of education and social services that meet the individual needs of young parents and their children in an environment that promotes respect, academic success and positive parenting.
221 McRand Court, Suite 300
Hagerstown, MD 21740
Washington County Free Library
Washington County Free Library system is composed of a Central library, seven branches and a bookmobile. Expand
It serves all the citizens of Washington County providing for their informational, educational, cultural and entertainment needs. The library provides early learning classes for children birth to 5; science and literary classes for K-12 students and concerts, lectures, workshops and entertainment programs for adults. Our libraries have materials for independent learning, do-it-yourself projects and scholarly pursuits as well as entertainment needs for all ages and abilities.
Washington County Public Schools
Washington County Public Schools, in partnership with community members, educates and enables all students to fully access opportunities afforded to them in a rapidly changing, diverse, global society.