Family Resource Specialist

Our Family Resource Specialist is able to help families with the following:

  • LOCATE: Child Care MD
  • Child Care Scholarship (CCS)
  • Women, Infants, Children (WIC) Supplemental Nutrition Program
  • Judy Centers
  • Head Start Programs
  • Early Head Start Programs

To schedule a meeting in person or virtually please contact one of our Family Resource Specialist below.

Michelle Saavedra
301-290-0040 ex 34

Megan Hopkins
301-290-0040 ex 22



St. Mary’s Early Learning Backpacks

The Early Learning Backpack program was designed to enhance parents’ awareness of and ability to teach early learning skills to their young children. It offers three types of backpacks: Infant, Toddler, and Preschool. The backpacks contain games, activities, and materials appropriate to each age group.


Infant and Toddler Coach

Our Infant & Toddler Coach provides free coaching to licensed family child care providers as well as child care centers in following Maryland’s Guidelines for Healthy Child Development for Young Children, Birth to Three and in identifying young children with special needs in their programs. This program focuses on serving providers who have children aged 0 to 36 months in their program.


Judy Center Trainer

Through a partnership with the Charles County Judy Center, we provide training for child care providers and parents at the Charles County Judy Center each month. The workshops average 18-20 attendees each month. Our goal in this partnership is to increase the scores of children entering kindergarten under the Maryland School Readiness assessments in the areas of Math, Science and Social Emotional Development.