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Important Notice:

Effective March 16, 2020: Head Start/Early Head Start onsite classes  – CLOSED for duration of state closures.

Families are in need of:

  • Diapers
  • Wipes
  • Formula, specifically for Carrol County Early Head Start:
    • Enfamil Enfacare.   
    • NIDO ( in the Latino food aisle)
    • Similac Advance
    • Enfamil soy
    • Enfamil (original -yellow can)

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Early Childhood Education & Special Education

Catholic Charities provides a wide range of services to support the educational needs of children in Maryland.

The Villa Maria Schools offer intensive educational, clinical and diagnostic services for children and youth with emotional and learning disabilities.

Our Head Start (ages 3-5) and Early Head Start (birth to 3 years) programs provide school and learning readiness and comprehensive case management services for low-income children aged birth to three and their families in Carroll and Harford Counties and the City of Baltimore.

Head Start/Early Head Start is a federally funded program that provides child development and comprehensive family services for children from low-income families. Children develop intellectually, physically, socially and emotionally in creative learning environments. LEARN MORE>>>

Catholic Charities Head Start of Baltimore City: 667-600-3783

Carroll County Head Start and Early Head Start: 667-600-2571

Harford County Early Head Start: 667-600-2160

Provides behavioral consultation and mental health referral and treatment services to children and families participating in Head Start and Early Head Start in Baltimore City, Harford, or Carroll County. LEARN MORE>>

Eligibility: Enrollment in participating Head Start or Early Head Start Program.


St. Vincent’s Villa
St. Vincent’s Villa offers residential treatment and diagnostic services for children between the ages of 5 and 13 with significant emotional and behavioral challenges in a state of the art facility. 667-600-3000. LEARN MORE>>

Villa Maria School
The Villa Maria School offers intensive educational, clinical and diagnostic services for children and youth with emotional and learning disabilities.677-600-3100. LEARN MORE>>

Our School Consultation program provides behavioral health consultation to teachers and staff in parochial schools in Central Maryland. 667-600-3105. LEARN MORE>>

Early Childhood Education & Special Education Services at a Glance

children were served at our Head Start and Early Head Start programs in FY18.
of our Head Start children were deemed as meeting expectations and/or being fully ready for kindergarten.

Early Childhood Education & Special Education Services in the News, Stories & Testimonials

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