Commitment to safety. Learning and growing through play. Above and beyond staff attitude. Peace of mind. These are just a few of the testimonials from parents of children enrolled at the Weinberg Early Childhood Center in East Baltimore. Currently, the center has openings for young toddlers and 2-year-olds, available immediately. Enroll your child in the center's play-based learning environment with high staff-to-child ratios, individualized planning, and a diverse, unified community. Enrolled families have regular opportunities to engage with each other in a community of care.
The WECC's values are evident in their approach and care, as one Hopkins parent states: "We love WECC and recommend it to all of our friends and family because with them you are not just getting a daycare, you are getting members of a family who care for your kids like they are their own."
The center's blended enrollment model ensures that high-quality child care is accessible no matter the socioeconomic status of the family. Eligible university faculty, staff, and graduate students can combine the child care voucher and the scholarship to help pay for tuition.
The Weinberg Early Childhood Center was one of the first centers in Maryland to reopen for essential personnel families during the pandemic, and the safety practices they have implemented have shaped other care providers' procedures across the state. "Transparency. Caring. Trusting. These are the first three words that come to mind," when another Hopkins parent thinks about how the WECC has operated throughout this pandemic. Covid-19 precautions include curbside pickup and drop-off; daily health screenings for children and staff; masks worn by all adults and children ages 2 and up; frequently touched surfaces cleaned throughout the day; and to further minimize potential exposure, classes and teachers remain in their respective class groups with no commingling. A strong relationship with the Baltimore City Health Department and Maryland State Child Care Licensing enables the center to rigorously and thoughtfully adapt operations as needed.
Contact the Weinberg Early Childhood Center directly by calling 443-642-4103 to inquire about enrolling your child today. If you have questions about the child care voucher or scholarship, contact JHU's Office of Benefits & WorkLife by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or calling 410-516-2000.