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Welcome to the HJC Early Learning Center

We are open Monday through Friday from 9:00 am – 3:00 pm

In addition to our regular school hours, we will be offering:
Before Care & After Care from 7:00 am – 9:00 am and 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Enrollment for Fall 2021 is OPEN

Please contact us to schedule a visit or for more information!

DeNae Harmon
HJC Early Leaning Center Director
(410) 939-4188
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The Best Place to Be

The HJC Early Learning Center provides early childhood education in a unique and nurturing environment. We have been welcoming children from the general community as well as our congregation since 1977.

The HJC Early Learning Center nurtures young children’s curiosity, sense of wonder, belonging, and deep engagement with the world around them, preparing them to develop the critical skills needed to enter kindergarten and reach their full potential. Our caring and knowledgeable teachers and staff support the development of friendships, foster positive conflict resolution skills, and ensure that children have a sense of belonging and feel safe and valued for their unique gifts.

We believe that young children flourish in environments where play, experimentation and positive interactions are at the core of their everyday experiences; and have the capacity to persevere with great concentration on challenges that truly engage them and light the fire of their curiosity.

HJC Early Learning Center provides education for preschool students ages 2-5 yrs. We welcome children from our congregation as well as those of all denominations from our community. We offer a full preschool curriculum including reading, math, art, science, and more!

Our Facility

Our facility offers bright, cheerful classrooms, a large playground, hiking trails, access to large indoor play spaces, and even rooms for art and other specials. In addition to the fun our facility is also secure. With 16 cameras monitoring our grounds and hallways, a state-of-the-art alarm system, and even a panic button, we are one of the safest places around for you to leave your little learner.

Every classroom is designed with the students in mind. With lower shelves and smaller furnishings, the children can feel comfortable in their learning environment. All of our classrooms are themed and decorated with colorful displays that encourage our student’s belief in themselves and their education. We display our student’s pictures, names, and work that they have completed to ensure that they feel a sense of ownership and belonging in their classes. It is so important to us that all of our students need only look around to know that they are safe and cared for.

The Staff

Our students are given a quality education from professionals in the field. The teachers and staff at HJC Early Learning Center are well educated and trained in early childhood development and education. We require that all our teachers and curriculum are accredited by the State of Maryland to ensure the quality of the education that we provide. Each of our teachers have a minimum of 5 years of classroom experience and have a passion for early childhood education.

Learning is what we love and it is always happening here.

Toddling 2’s

Our two’s class starts off the year learning transitions and independence. Their focus is on learning good communication skills, emotional intelligence, potty training, and a love for learning. By the end of the year our two-year-old students have learned the basics to their ABC’s and 123’s and more importantly how to be a part of the group and make the best of their time in school.


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Thriving 3's

In the three’s class our friends are beginning to learn even more! We continue to work on our communication skills and being a good friend and learner. In addition to the continued development of social and emotional skills our three tear old students progress to a more involved use of our curriculum. Our threes begin to work on not only letter recognition but also letter sounds and even blending. The 123’s in threes go up to 20 and our students are given more content to learn and enjoy.


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Pre-K 4's

Pre-K is our eldest group and of course our most advanced. Our Pre-K students are learning to read, add, and so much more. It is our mission to ensure that all of our students are prepared for kindergarten and all of the grades after. We make sure to discuss the coming changes, practice walking through the halls, and even opening foods for lunch. There are so many things that go into helping children to grow and become successful, and while we guarantee a top-notch education, we also make sure our students are prepared for all on the day to day happenings that come along with heading off to elementary school.


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