Judy Center

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The Judith P. Hoyer Center for Early Childhood Education (Judy Center), located at the Patuxent Appeal Elementary Campus, is one of 25 original early childhood partnerships in the state. The number of Judy Center Partnerships has increased to over 50. The Judy Center was named after the late Judith P. Hoyer, an early childhood educator, and wife of Maryland congressman Steny Hoyer.


The mission of the Judy Center is to provide services designed to promote school readiness to children ages birth through five. We accomplish this through partnerships with community agencies in the county. The goal of the Judy Center is to increase the number of children who enter school ready to learn.

Judy Center
Patuxent Appeal Elementary Campus
35 Appeal Lane
Lusby, MD 20657    

Karen Jordan, Program Coordinator
(443) 550-8077     

Naomi Watkins, Family Resources Coordinator
(443) 550-8077     

What's Happening

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On March 24th, the Judy Center hosted its first Early Childhood Resource Fair at the Southern Community Center. The purpose of the Resource Fair was to meet parents in the community with children ages 0-4, and to introduce them to community agencies that serve younger children, as well as showcasing infant and toddler playgroups and library programs. Thanks to our wonderful partners:

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Tummy Time Playgroup

Our Tummy Time Playgroup meets every Thursday from 10:00-11:00.  On the second and fourth Thursday the group is facilitated by our partners from Infant and Toddlers and Healthy Families.  Parents and babies aged newborn-14 months living in the PAC school district are welcome!

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