Early Childhood Resources

BCPS Early Childhood Resources:

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BCPS Special Education Services:

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Other BCPS and MSDE Programs and Services:

  • Aliza Brandwine Centers (ABC)  - The Aliza Brandwine Center is a school-based program for parents/caregivers and their young children. A.B.C. provides children birth to four years of age with essential stimulation and socialization at a critical learning period. A.B.C also empowers parents/caregivers through education and support as they prepare their children to enter school ready to learn. 

  • Head Start
    • Offers school readiness activities and education for low-income children.
      Contact Head Start directly at 410-248-0372

  • MSDE Child Care Scholarship (CCS) Program (Money4childcare.com)

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Other Websites for Parents of Young Children

  • Ready at Five
    Ready at Five Partnership is committed to increasing the number of children entering school ready to succeed. Parents can obtain tips and activities to encourage age-appropriate language development, intellectual growth, social development and motor skills.
  • Conscious Discipline
    Conscious Discipline is a comprehensive approach to social emotional learning that teaches children self-regulation skills. These skills are necessary to manage feelings, problem-solve, and be ready to learn.
  • Helping Your Child Become a Reader
    Activities parents can use to strengthen children’s language skills and encourage a love of reading
  • Maryland Committee for Children Resources for locating child care services available to Maryland’s children.
  • Baltimore County Public Library
  • Port Discovery
    Port Discovery Children's Museum provides experiences which ignite imagination, inspire learning, and nurture growth through play.
  • The Starfall Method
    The Starfall Method of reading instruction was developed for the emergent reader. It is based in part on research by the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development about how children learn to read. Primarily designed for first grade, Starfall.com is also useful for pre-kindergarten, kindergarten and second grade
  • Zero to Three
    Resources for working with infants, toddlers and families. It has information on a variety of topics such as brain development, child care, and developmental stages.
  • National Association for the Education of Young Children
    NAEYC provides resources and information for parents as guidance for choosing the best possible care and education for their children.
  • Tufts University Child and Family WebGuide
    This site provides links for parents and professionals to sites evaluated by experts from Tufts University. Topics include Family/Parenting, Education/Learning, Typical Child Development, Health/Mental Health, and Resources/Recreation.
  • First Signs
    First Signs is dedicated to the early identification and intervention of developmental delays and disorders.
  • Healthy Beginnings
    Supporting Development and Learning from Birth to Age Five

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