The Early Childhood Development and Education Center works closely with organizations, committees, and community residents.

Partnerships with other organizations:

The Early Childhood Development and Education Center works closely with numerous public and private providers including:

Public/Government Agencies

  • Department of Health and Mental Hygiene
  • Maryland State Department of Education
  • Baltimore City Infants and Toddlers Program
  • Baltimore County Infants and Toddlers Program
  • Behavioral Health Systems Baltimore
  • Developmental Disabilities Administration
  • Baltimore City Health Department
  • Baltimore City Department of Social Services
  • Early Head Start

Non-profit Organizations

  • United Way of Central Maryland
  • St. Vincent de Paul, Sarah’s Hope Homeless Shelter
  • Maryland Family Network
  • Healthcare for the Homeless
  • The Center for Mindful Awareness
  • Port Discovery Children’s Museum
  • The Maryland Center for Developmental Disabilities
  • Maryland Food Bank
  • Maryland Cooperative Extension
  • Harriet Lane Clinic

Educational Institutions

  • University of Maryland, Center for Infant Studies
  • University of Maryland, School of Social Work
  • Johns Hopkins School of Nursing
  • Towson University
  • Howard University
  • Millford Mill Academy
  • Maryland School for The Blind

Medical Institutions

  • Childrens Hospital at Sinai, Division of Developmental Behavioral Pediatrics
  • Mt. Washington Pediatric Hospital
  • Kennedy Krieger Institute


The Early Childhood Development and Education Center staff participate as members of and officers of a number of committees such as:

  • Associated Jewish Charities Disability Committee
  • Baltimore City Interagency Coordinating Council
  • Baltimore City Project Connect Planning Committee
  • Baltimore City’s Continuum of Care
  • Baltimore City’s Homeless Coalition Meeting
  • Baltimore City’s Homeless Coalition Steering Committee
  • Citywide Special Education Advocacy Project
  • Early Childhood Mental Health Advocacy Committee
  • Krieger Foundation Child Trauma Program Committee
  • Maryland Consortium of Care
  • Maryland Cooperative Extension Advisory Council
  • Maryland Family Network: Supporting Children with Developmental Disabilities in Child Care Programs E-Learning Module Review Committee
  • Maryland Premature Infant Health Network
  • Maryland State Department of Education (MSDE), Office of Child Care Training Review Committee
  • MSDE Maryland Family Engagement Coalition
  • MSDE Maryland’s Workforce Knowledge and Competencies Work Group
  • MSDE Quality Rating and Improvement System Work Group
  • Office of Child Care (OCC) Advisory Council
  • Private Providers Committee
  • The Baltimore City Infants & Toddlers Interagency Coordinating Councils (I.C.C.)
  • The Weinberg Foundation Child Care and Early Education for Homeless Children
  • Towson University, Family Studies & Community Development Department, Human Services Advisory Board
  • University of Maryland Center for Infant Studies Advisory Committee

Community residents:

The Early Childhood Development and Education Centerstays involved in the community by offering tours of its facilities, providing speakers, participating in fairs, sending out information about services, and hosting volunteer groups from local business. In addition to the Early Childhood Development and Education Center’s website which offers valuable information about programs, we also maintain a Facebook page that allows on-line interaction between the Early Childhood Development and Education Center and the community.

Additional Resources:

The Resource Finder at Kennedy Krieger Institute is a valuable resource for information on developmental disabilities for consumers, families, and professionals