Early Literacy

Services Provided: 

On-site services include parenting education classes and support groups, nutrition classes, developmental screening and education, child care for infants and toddlers while attending center classes, GED, Adult Basic Education, and English as a Second Language classes (Mon.-Thurs. 9:30 AM-12:30 PM & 1-3 PM). A family advocate is assigned to each family to be a case manager and work on their individual needs. Off-site services include home visits by a case manager. The Parents As Teachers program is a family education and support program that includes home visits and group meetings at the center. Call the center for more information or to enroll in any of the programs. Volunteers accepted.

Contact: 
Tearesa French, Director
410-479-3298
100 North Sixth Street
Denton, MD 21629
Services Provided: 

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 Terry Miller to share your concerns and request a screening. Screenings can be done in the home.

Contact: 
Robin Fox, Coordinator
410-479-3246
204 Franklin Street
Denton, MD 21629
Services Provided: 

Offers free public computers with internet access, free wifi, color printing for $.25 a page, black and white copying for $.25 a page, free scanning, free access to databases, books by mail, a family information center, meeting rooms, faxing for $1.00 per fax, and free access to books, ebooks, audiobooks, DVD's, magazines, newspapers, and CD's.
Exam proctoring is available according to staff availability. Contact the library for more information.

Contact: 
Deborah Bennett, Executive Director
410-479-1343
100 Market Street
Denton, MD 21629
Services Provided: 

Offers free public computers with internet access, free wifi, color printing for $.25 a page, black and white copying for $.25 a page, free scanning, free access to databases, books by mail, a family information center, free meeting rooms for qualified groups, faxing for $1 per fax, and free access to books, ebooks, audiobooks, DVD's, magazines, newspapers, and CD's.

Contact: 
Jeanne Trice, Branch Manager
410-754-8397
123 Morris Ave.
Federalsburg, MD 21632
Services Provided: 

Offers free public computers with internet access, free wifi, color printing for $.25 a page, black and white copying for $.25 a page, free scanning, free access to databases, books by mail, a family information center, faxing for $1 per fax, and free access to books, ebooks, audiobooks, DVD's, magazines, newspapers, and CD's. The meeting room adjacent to the Greensboro Branch is managed by Maryland Rural Development Center. It is available at no cost for free meetings that are open to the public with a capacity of 45-50 people. Call 410-482-2585 ext. 210 for more information.

Contact: 
Tara Hill-Coursey, Branch Manager
410-482-2173
101 Cedar Lane
Greensboro, MD 21639
Services Provided: 

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.

410-827-5400, ext 2353
Services Provided: 

Offers an early learning preschool enrichment program for 3 & 4 year olds. Call for information on openings or to put your name on a waiting list. The hours for the 3 year old class are Tues. & Thurs. 9:15-11:30 AM. Hours for the 4 year old class are Mon., Wed., and Fri. 9:15-11:30 AM. Slots are given on a first come, first serve basis. Classes run from September to May. Daycare services are available from 6:30 AM-5:30 PM for ages 2 through 5th grade.

Contact: 
Charlotte Speir, Administrator
410-479-2488
222 South Fourth Street
Denton, MD 21629
Services Provided: 

The Denton Homeschool Group is comprised of families dedicated to providing their homeschoolers with an opportunity to get together to enjoy exciting, creative, and amazing learning opportunities! Connecting with other homeschoolers locally is one of the best ways to ensure that our children have a successful and enjoyable learning experience.
Please feel welcome to contact us if you have any questions.

Contact: 
Jessica Perez
Services Provided: 

The Federalsburg Judy Center promotes school readiness through collaboration with community based agencies and organizations and by offering many different early intervention and comprehensive services within the school and center.

410-754-2467
323 South University Ave.
Federalsburg, MD 21632
Services Provided: 

Offers a preschool program for 2, 3, & 4 year olds already enrolled in the center for daycare. The program includes a planned curriculum, hands on activities, social development, and community involvement.

Contact: 
Donna Wood, Owner/Director
410-482-8200
112 Boyce Mill Road
Greensboro, MD 21639