Chesapeake College provides adult education programs to residents in Caroline, Dorchester, Kent, Queen Anne’s, and Talbot counties. Classes include English as a Second Language, Adult Basic Education and GED® Test Preparation classes. Students wishing to enroll in classes must first attend a registration session. During registration the student's current skill level will be evaluated for the proper class placement. The registration schedule can be found by calling the hotline numbers or on the calendars on the website. Weekly registrations are held at locations throughout the five county area. In Caroline County registration is held on Wednesdays at 10:00 am at the Caroline County Public Library, 100 Market Street in Denton; and on Wednesdays at 6:00 pm at the Maryland Rural Development Corporation, 101 Cedar Lane, and on Thursdays at 10:00 am at the Federalsburg Public Library, 123 Morris Ave..
The center offers job readiness training, job skills enhancement, employment referrals, career counseling, case management, resume assistance, special programs and workshops, and assistance making job contacts. Special assistance available to veterans.
The Benedictine School is a year round day and residential school which provides individualized programming with a high staff to student ratio and a multidisciplinary approach. The Adult Program, for ages 21 and over, provides residential and vocational support services and is open all year.
Day Care providers meet together for support and training; also functions as a network of Caroline County providers; can inform parents of which providers have openings. Meetings are open to the public and are held the 3rd Thursday of the month from 6:30-8:30 PM . Meeting location at Choptank Electric Building, 24820 Meeting House Road, Denton, MD 21629
Provides services for children, birth to 3 years, who exhibit developmental delays. A child with a suspected developmental delay, birth through age three, is eligible for screening and assessments to identify early and intervention needs. If you are concerned about a baby or toddler's development, call 410-479-3246 to share your concerns and request a screening. Screenings can be done in the home.
Angela Gebert, Coordinator of Instruction for Early Childhood and B-K Special Education
Activities at the Transition Center include job skills training, functional academics, self-determination skills training, social skills training, community-based work experiences, travel training, and independent living skills. The program also assists students in identifying career paths and accessing both adult services and community resources.
The Chesapeake Bay Community Band was formed in 1994 as the Kent Island Volunteer Marching Band and incorporated as a 501c3 Non Profit Organization. The group performs public concerts and provides musical support for community functions in Queens Anne's County Maryland and the surrounding Chesapeake Bay Region. The band's repertoire includes marches, classic concert band literature and Broadway favorites. The Chesapeake Bay Community Band is opened to anyone who plays a concert band instrument and has the desire to perform in a community band. We are always looking for new members.The band rehearses the 1st and 3rd Tuesdays of each month at 7:00 PM at
the American Legion Post in Stevensville, MD
Chesapeake Center, Inc. will assist individuals with disabilities to reach their potential for independence by pursuing opportunities in housing, employment, natural supports, friendship and community activities.
Professional Development to improve the ability of child care professionals to deliver quality early learning opportunities to all children. All courses are provided through Chesapeake College's Division of Continuing Education and Workforce Training. Capacity Building to include: program accreditation, credentialing, assistance with enrolling and moving up in the EXCELS program, accessing MSDE training and program start-up vouchers, program start up, and classroom management. Infant/Toddler T/TA: Improve child care services for infants & toddlers (birth through three years) through specialized training and technical assistance based upon Healthy Beginnings Guidelines. For information about Training and technical assistance based upon Healthy Beginnings Guidelines. For information about Training and Technical Assistance, Call Donna Berger at 410-822-5400 ext 2339. Project Right Steps is a free service that addresses the needs of child care providers and parents that are dealing with children (0-5) with challenging behaviors. Project Right Steps is designed to support changes in the child's behavior through the specialist's work with both the child care provider and the family. Contact Denise Taylor-Turner at 410-822-5400 ext 2321.
Chesapeake HELPS!: is an information and referral line that provides information about local services in Queen Anne's County through counselors and through an internet web page. www.chesapeakehelps.org. 1-866-722-4577. LOCATE Child Care: provides assistance in searching for a child care provider for parents 1-877-261-0060. Provides scholarship funds for qualified child care providers who are seeking their Associate Degree in Early Childhoos Education through the Child Care Career and Professional Development Fund. CCCRC provides a counselor who can assist providers who are approved by MSDE to receive the scholarship funds.
Offers a variety of programs and classes to students, targeted populations, and the public in general. Partners with Social Services, the Workforce Investment Board, and the Department of Corrections to train people to be successfully employed in the hospitality industry. Also partners with the Board of Education and Parks and Recreation to provide skills and training to students, some of whom are identified as being "at risk." This includes instruction at the Caroline Career and Technology Center, and after school and summer programs. Winner of Wedding Caterer of the Year 2010 for KNOT magazine. The culinary center resides in the original high school for Caroline County built in 1901. The school house has been re purposed to be a culinary hub for the Mid Shore Region. Within this building you can find the Caroline Career and Technology Center's culinary arts program, Commercial Community Kitchen, Catering, shore gourmet market, classes and much more.