The Harry and Jeanette Weinberg Foundation, today, celebrated the grand opening of the Weinberg Early Childhood Center at The Commodore John Rodgers School—the second of five such centers which the Foundation will support in Baltimore City, and that will be created as part of existing public schools.
The Weinberg Early Childhood Center at The Commodore John Rodgers School will serve parents and their children from birth through age five who will be transitioning to East Baltimore K-8 schools. The Center will be operated by Kennedy Krieger Early Head Start and the Y of Central Maryland’s Head Start, in partnership with Maryland Family Network and the Johns Hopkins School of Education. The Early Childhood facility will also house a Judy Center, which will coordinate family support services. The Weinberg Foundation is providing $575,000 in capital support and $150,000 in operating support over three years.
Since 2011, the Weinberg Foundation has committed a total of $20 million to early childhood education in Baltimore - including $4.6 million over the next three years. This past September, the Foundation and its partners celebrated the opening of The Harry and Jeanette Weinberg Early Childhood Center at Henderson-Hopkins.