The Harry and Jeanette Weinberg Early Childhood Center (ECC) at Commodore John Rodgers Elementary/Middle School provides children from birth through age 5 with a high-quality early childhood education experience. The goal is to ensure that every child is ready for kindergarten and ready to learn and that parents have the skills necessary to support their child’s success.
Partners at the ECC include the Kennedy Krieger Institute, the Y in Central Maryland, and the Judy Center who work together to offer a range of services including but not limited to Early Head Start for children ages 0-3, Head Start education programming for ages 3-5, and adult education classes (financial literacy, job readiness, Chicago Parenting courses, and referrals for health and dental services). Education and job readiness programs are open to all adult family members of enrolled students. The majority of children and families served by the ECC reside in East Baltimore, within a 2.5 square mile geographic area that Living Classrooms has identified as the Baltimore Target Investment Zone (TIZ) and have children who are zoned to attend Commodore John Rodgers, in the building where the center is located. This enables ECC participants to become familiar with the school, feel comfortable and confident with the formal setting and allows the staff to target instruction around skills that will prepare children for entry into the school.
The center provides nearly 100 children and families, annually, with access to an array of needed services including high-quality early childhood and adult education programs that promote academic success and help both students and families succeed.
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Harry and Jeanette Weinberg Early Childhood Center
100 N. Chester Street
Baltimore, MD 21231
Entrance found on Washington Street and can be accessed through the parking lot on Fairmount Ave.