Gaithersburg Judy Center Resources for Parents

MCPS Resource Guide

Community Resource Guide for Preschool Children and their Families 2019-2020. This guide will provide a complete listing of community resources in Montgomery County. View the Resource Guide

  • For local resources for Child Care Services, click here.
  • For local resources for Adult Education Services, click here.
  • For local resources for Early Childhood Services, click here.
  • For local resources for Parent Services, click here.
  • For local resources for Health Services, click here.
  • For local resources for Transportation Services, click here.

Child Care Services

Care Providers in the Gaithersburg Judy Center area:

  • Ana Worriax
  • Josephine Chooi Chan
  • Shital More
For up to date information, check the MSDE Child Care EXCELS website.

Child Care Centers in the Gaithersburg Judy Center area:

  • Global Children’s Center @ Summit Hall ES
  • The Nurturey
Montgomery Child Care Resource and Referral Center - 240-777-3110

The Montgomery County Child Care Resource & Referral Center’s mission is to build a successful and knowledgeable child care workforce through professional development and individualized support. Learn More

Maryland Family Network, Locate: Childcare - 1-877-561-0060

Maryland Family Network’s LOCATE: Child Care is a free, referral service with detailed information on all regulated child care in Maryland. Our trained referral specialists will help you identify care based on your personal preferences including program type, location and cost. Learn More

Child Care Scholarship - 1-866-243-8796

The purpose of the Child Care Scholarship (CCS) Program is to provide financial assistance with child care costs to eligible working families through Child Care Scholarship Center. Learn More

Adult Education Services

Early Childhood Services

ChildLink - 240-777-4769

Information and resources in Montgomery County for children from birth to 5 years old. Learn More

Montgomery County Infants and Toddlers Program - 240-777-3997

1401 Rockville Pike, Rockville

Assessment services for children birth to 33 months old. Comprehensive early-intervention services for families with children birth to 4 years old to address special needs and maximize their children’s developmental potential. Learn More 

Child Find Program, Early Childhood Disabilities Unit, 4511 Bestor Drive, Room 146, Rockville, MD 20853 - 240-740-2170

Intake Line: 301-947-6080
Fax: 301-871-0957
Office Mail:

Assists families with young children, 33 months or older with special needs. Free screening for children who may be delayed in their speech, motor, or cognitive development. Learn More

Early Head Start, Family Services, Inc., Gaithersburg - 301-840-3272

A multi-generational program to promote adult learning and healthy child development in families with young children. Offers ESOL classes, as well as parenting, career development, health workshops and home visiting. Learn More

The Lourie Center for Children's Social and Emotional Wellness, 12301 Academy Way, Rockville, MD 20852 - 301-761-2701

The Lourie Center is proud to bring the following programs and services to our community and it's children: Early Head Start Program, Parent-Child Clinical Services, Therapeutic Nursery Program and The Lourie Center School. Learn More

Montgomery County Public Libraries, Preschool Programming - 240-777-0001

Programs to introduce children and their parents/caregivers to the benefits of early language development and literacy. Offers library services in many languages, workshops, and story kits. Learn More

Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS), Prekindergarten/Head Start Programs, 4910 Macon Road, Room 143, Rockville, 20852 - 240-740-4530

Early childhood program for eligible 3- and 4-year old children, including education, health, parent involvement, and social services. Learn More

PNC Bank Grow Up Great

For children birth to 5 to promote school, social and life skills. Learn More

MCPS High School Child Development Programs

Select high schools in MCPS have 4-year old programs for children.  Go to the website to see if a school near you has a program.  Then call that school and ask for more information. The contact for Gaithersburg High School Child Development program is Mrs. Kellie W Murphy at Learn More

Parent Services

Family Services, Inc., Healthy Families Montgomery - 301-840-3232

Serves first-time Montgomery County parents with home visits, case management, health education, child development services, and parent groups.

Women, Infants, and Children (WIC), Community Clinic, Inc. - 301-840-8339

Supplemental food to nursing and pregnant women and children 5 years old and under, at various county locations including Gaithersburg  200 Girard Street, Suite 212B  Learn More

Department of Health and Human Services, Office of Eligibility and Support Services (OESS)

Applications processed for uninsured and undocumented children and adults to access health-care services. Contact the service eligibility unit (SEU) in your area:

1401 Rockville Pike

12900 Middlebrook Road, 2nd Floor

Health Services

MCPS Mental Health and Crisis Support Resources

To help students in a time of crisis, each MCPS school has a student support team consisting of a school counselor(s), a school psychologist, a pupil personnel worker, and a school nurse. Following an individual or school-wide crisis, the team provides the necessary support, care and interventions needed to help students, families and staff feel safe, secure and available for learning. They play a key role in ensuring those affected can return to their academic focus as quickly as possible. Learn More

Student and Family Support and Engagement

The Office of Student and Family Support and Engagement is committed to providing the services and programs needed to promote positive school cultures and advance the academic, physical, social and psychological well-being of every student. Learn More

Community Clinics, Inc. (CCI)

Low-cost health care for documented and undocumented Montgomery County residents who are not eligible for county services, do not have access to health care, or do not have health insurance. Call the clinic in your area for an appointment:

200 Girard Street, Suite 212

Crisis Center—240-777-4000, TTY 240-777-4800

1301 Piccard Drive, Rockville, MD 20850

Emergency shelter for single adults, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Assists families after regular business hours (5:00 p.m.–8:30 a.m. and weekends).

Family Services, Inc., Mental Health Center - 301-840-3263

610 East Diamond Avenue, Gaithersburg
Counseling and psychiatric services for children, adolescents, and adults.

Prekindergarten/Head Start “Totline” - 240-740-4580

For Prekindergarten/Head Start families. Call staff psychologists from 9:00a.m.–5:00 p.m., Monday–Friday, to discuss concerns about your child.

Transportation Services

Metrorail and Metrobus Information - 202-637-7000

Route information and schedules. 24-hour automated service. Learn More

Ride On Bus Information - 240-777-7433, or 311

Hours of operation are Monday–Friday, 7:00 a.m.- 5:00 p.m.  Learn More