Important News

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Play and Learn playgroups return!

Tue, 02/15/2022 - 10:39am

The Judy Center Play and Learn playgroup starts back in person on March 2. Playgroup will be held at the OBCC on Wednesdays. Registration is required.
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Early Learning and School Readiness Resources

Tue, 02/23/2021 - 2:03pm

Many resources are available to support early childhood education.
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2021-22 PreK and Kindergarten Registration

Tue, 02/23/2021 - 1:48pm

Learn about HCPSS PreK and Kindergarten programs and how to enroll in them.
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Language and Literacy Learning Parties-March 2019

Thu, 01/24/2019 - 11:28am

Fun Family Literacy Activities for children birth through age 5 and their families.
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Registration open for Full Day Pre-K at Cradlerock Elementary

Thu, 08/02/2018 - 9:51am

The HCPSS Pre-K program is a high-quality, half-day prekindergarten program. Students must be four years old by September 1, 2018 to be considered for enrollment in fall 2018. The comprehensive curriculum taught by certified staff supports early learning and school readiness and provides experiences that foster children’s academic, social, emotional and physical development. For more information regarding eligibility, please visit
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HCPSS Offers Summer Food Program at East Columbia Library

Wed, 06/20/2018 - 12:54pm

Running from Monday June 25 through Friday August 17th, the HCPSS Summer Food Service Program will be available Monday-Friday 12-1:30 pm. Howard County Library East Columbia Branch 6600 Cradlerock Way.
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First Annual State of Early Care & Education Meeting hosted by The Howard County Early Childhood Advisory Council

Mon, 06/04/2018 - 2:58pm

First Annual State of Early Care & Education Meeting hosted by The Howard County Early Childhood Advisory Council Wednesday June 6th 6-8 pm. Refreshments and Networking 6 pm/Program begins at 6:30 pm North Laurel Community Center 9411 Whiskey Bottom Road Laurel MD 20723 Parents and community members welcome! No RSVP necessary. For more information call 410-313-5693
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Popsicles on the Playground August 1 & August 23 6:00-7:00 pm

Fri, 05/18/2018 - 2:24pm

Incoming Kindergarteners and their families come out for informal playtime on the playground. August 1 and August 23 6:00-7:00 pm on the Cradlerock Elementary School Playground.
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Judy Center Partnership at Cradlerock honored with State Superintendent Dr Salmon's visit to Pre-K and presentation of Governor's Citation

Fri, 05/11/2018 - 12:59pm

On May 10th, State Superintendent Dr Karen Salmon visited Cradlerock Pre-K and RECC classrooms and presented the Judy Center Partnership at Cradlerock with a citation from Governor Larry Hogan
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Read for Health Night May 7th 6:00-7:30pm 3-5 yr olds with caregivers

Mon, 04/30/2018 - 11:43am

University of Maryland Extension and the Judy Center are offering Read for Health Night for 3-5 yr olds and their caregivers! Read for Health is a language arts-based nutrition and physical activity education program. Storytime, dinner and book provided. Monday May 7th 6-7:30 pm. Registration required. Limited space available. RSVP to or 410-313-8224.