Programs

We offer a variety of programs here at the Judy Center at Cradlerock. The playgroups that we offer at the Judy Center are designed around The Maryland Early Learning Standards. Our playgroups range from early social emotional skills to healthy eating and physical activity. We offer formal, cohorted playgroups and drop-in playgroups. During playgroup caregivers who come with the child are part of the learning. We want the caregivers on the floor and interacting with children and the lessons. As well as playgroups we also have evening events. We host Family Together Nights and partner with Cradlerock Elementary to hold events for families. 

Grow With Me: Cohorted Playgroups

Each of our cohorted playgroups is designed to be developmentally appropriate and to build from one class to the other throughout the year. The playgroups are designed around The Maryland Early Learning Standards. After each class families will walk away with information on how to continue the learning at home. Please see below for more information about the different playgroups offered and how to register. 

When choosing a playgroup to register for please use the age of your child and ensure their age falls within that group. If you are not certain which group would best fit your child please contact us and we will be happy to answer any questions.

Baby and Me: 0-12 months

Baby and Me is designed to be developmentally appropriate for Judy Center children ages 0 - 12 months. The playgroups are designed around The Maryland Early Learning Standards. The activities are designed to stimulate and engage the child. Caregivers are active participants in each class. Baby and caregiver will enjoy music, instruments, stories, art activities and much more during class. A commitment of attending at least 3 classes a month is required. Baby and Me will meet on Fridays 10-10:45 am.  Please see our calendar for specific dates. Registration

Terrific Tots: 13 months- 24 months

Terrific Tots is designed to be developmentally appropriate for Judy Center children ages 13 months  to 24 months. The playgroups are designed around The Maryland Early Learning Standards. Children and caregivers will enjoy stories, music and movement, songs, nursery rhymes, puppets, making friends and developing their language. A commitment of attending at least 3 classes a month is required. Terrific Tots will meet on Wednesdays 10-10:45 am.  Please see our calendar for specific dates. Registration

Play-n-Learn: 2 years- 3 years

Play-n-Learn is designed to be developmentally appropriate for Judy Center children ages 2-3 years. The playgroups are designed around The Maryland Early Learning Standards. Children and caregivers will enjoy stories, music and movement, songs, nursery rhymes, puppets, making friends and developing language skills.  A commitment of attending at least 3 classes a month is required. Play-n-Learn will meet on Thursdays 10-10:45 am.  Please see our calendar for specific dates. Registration

Stepping Stones: 3 years- 4 years

Stepping Stones is designed to be developmentally appropriate for Judy Center children ages 3-4 years. The playgroups are designed around The Maryland Early Learning Standards. Children and caregivers will enjoy stories, music and movement, songs, nursery rhymes, puppets, making friends and developing their language.  A commitment of attending at least 3 classes a month is required. Stepping Stones will meet on Thursdays 11:15 am- 12:00 pm.  Please see our calendar for specific dates. Registration

Drop-In Playgroups

Little Learners: 2 years- 3 years

Little Learners Drop-in playgroup is designed to be developmentally appropriate for Judy Center children ages 2-3 years old. The playgroup is designed around The Maryland Early Learning Standards. Children and caregivers will enjoy stories, music and movement, songs, nursery rhymes, puppets, making friends and developing language skills. Little Learners is a less formal drop-in playgroup for those who cannot commit to attending a minimum of 3 classes a month. Little Learners will meet on Mondays 10- 10:45 am. Please see our calendar for specific dates. Registration

Learning Together: 3 years-4 years

Learning Together Drop-in playgroup is designed to be developmentally appropriate for Judy Center children ages 3-4 years old. The playgroups is designed around The Maryland Early Learning Standards. Children and caregivers will enjoy stories, music and movement, songs, nursery rhymes, puppets, making friends and developing language skills. Learning Together is a less formal drop-in playgroup for those who cannot commit to attending a minimum of 3 classes a month. Learning Together will meet on Mondays, 11:15 am- 12:00 pm.  Please see our calendar for specific dates. Registration

Let's Move: 2 years- 4 years

Let’s Move is a drop-in playgroup that is designed for Judy Center children ages 2-4 years of age. The playgroup is designed around The Maryland Early Learning Standards. Children will explore multiple ways to use and move their bodies while learning to follow directions and socialize with peers. Children and caregivers will enjoy music and movement while learning the importance of physical activity. Let’s Move will meet 1 Tuesday a month 10-10:45 am. Please see our calendar for specific dates. Registration

Read for Health Sponsored by University of Maryland Extension: 2 years-4 years

Read for Health is a Language Arts based nutrition and physical activity education program for Judy Center children ages 2-4 years of age. Book and healthy recipe included! Read for Health will meet 1 Tuesday a month 10-10:45 am. Please see our calendar for specific dates. Registration

Virtual Story Time: 2 years-4 years

Our virtual playgroup is for Judy Center children 1-4 years of age. Parents, caregivers and children will participate in a wide range of singing and movement activities that stimulate or soothe young children. Learn songs for one-on-one or family singing, songs for daily routines, and just for fun. Use household items as rhythm instruments and more! A link will be sent out the Thursdays before the playgroup. Story Time is on Fridays 11-11:30 am. Please see our calendar for specific dates.