The Judy Center
A Judy Center is where the needs of families are met through many different agencies. At the Frederick County Judy Center, our goal is to improve school success through early intervention and comprehensive services to families. We currently provide services to Butterfly Ridge, Hillcrest, Lincoln, Monocacy, Tuscarora, and Waverley elementary schools.
Judy Hoyer’s dream and life's work was to improve the lives of young children. Before she passed away, Judy had succeeded in shaping and enhancing the futures of thousands of students throughout Maryland. Her life shines as an example of what one individual can accomplish by boldly pursuing opportunities in the educational process to bring about positive change for children.
More a Philosophy Than a Place
Since our myriad of services could happen in any number of places, the Judy Center is more a philosophy than a specific location. However, a significant factor in the Judy Center philosophy is to provide comprehensive services right in the school. To this end, we strive to offer as many programs and activities in each school as we can.
Eligibility & Referrals
Any individual who resides in the Butterfly Ridge, Hillcrest, Lincoln, Monocacy, Tuscarora, or Waverley elementary school districts with a child or children from birth through kindergarten are eligible for Judy Center services. Either an FCPS staff member or the family may contact us directly. Information about our services and contact numbers is available at school offices.
The Judy Center is unique in many ways, especially through our focus on collaboration with our partner agencies:
- Judy Center Early Learning Hub
- Child Care Choices
- Early Childhood Education (FCPS)
- Family Partnership
- Frederick County Health Department
- Frederick County Public Libraries
- Head Start
- Healthy Families Frederick
- Infants and Toddlers Program
- Noteable Progressions
- Special Education (FCPS)
Monthly coordination meetings ensure that services and efforts are not being duplicated. All classroom programs undergo an extensive validation/accreditation process through the Maryland State Department of Education to ensure both quality programs and consistency among programs. Finally, the Judy Center strives to provide the majority of our services right in the home school.