Y Preschool is a trusted program that has provided educational and developmental support to children and families for over 160 years. Our program combines a safe and happy educational environment with a curriculum designed to stimulate intellectual, emotional, and physical growth; all with the focus of preparing children for kindergarten and beyond.

Our program provides development opportunities for young children to:

  • learn through play
  • develop cognitive and physical health
  • become enthusiastic, inquisitive learners
  • develop character
  • be independent and self-confident

Using the Core Knowledge Preschool Curriculum and the Creative Curriculum, Y staff teaches skills related to school-readiness as measured by the Maryland State Department of Education. As a result, children enrolled in our program perform above state averages across all academic measures!

We have six preschool locations in Central Maryland serving children who range in age from six weeks to pre K. Select a location below to learn more about the Y Preschool program near you!

To enroll in a Anne Arundel County Head Start program, send an email to annearundelheadstart@ymaryland.org and include your name, phone number, email address and zip code. A Y Head Start associate will contact you to explain the process and schedule a time to meet with you.

  • Annapolis Gardens Head Start - 213 Croll Dr. , Annapolis, MD 21404
  • Freetown Head Start Center - 282 Whitaker Rd., Pasadena, MD 21122
  • Lloyd Keaser Head Start Center - 5757 Belle Grove Rd., Brooklyn Park, MD 21225
  • Lula G. Scott Head Start Center - 6243 Shadyside Rd., Shadyside, MD 20164
  • Meade Village Head Start Center - 1710 Meade Circle Rd., Severn, MD 21144
  • Belle Grove Elementary - 4502 Belle Grove Rd., Brooklyn, MD 21225
  • Eastpost Elementary - 420 5th St., Annapolis, MD 21403
  • Georgetown East Elementary - 111 Dogwood Rd., Annapolis, MD 21403
  • Meade Heights Elementary - 1925 Reece Rd., Ft. Meade, MD 20755
  • Mills Parole Elementary - 1 George & Marion Phelps Ln., Annapolis, MD 21401
  • Van Bokklen Elementary - 1140 Reece Rd., Severn, MD 21144
  • Tyler Heights Elementary -200 Janwall St, Annapolis, MD 21403

We operate a full-day program, Monday-Friday from September through June for children who turn three years old by September 1st. To participate at Y Head Start Baltimore City, you must reside in Baltimore City.

To enroll, please contact the location closest to you or you can email us at ycityheadstart@ymaryland.org.

Belair Site (Jerusalem Evangelical Lutheran Church) - 4605 Bel Air Rd., Baltimore, MD 21206

  • 410-325-1269

Chestnut Site (Hamden Elementary/Middle) - 3608 Chestnut Ave., Baltimore, MD 21211

  • 410-366-5028

Dickey Hill Site (Dickey Hill Elementary/Middle) - 5025 Dickey Hill Rd., Baltimore, MD 21207

  • 410-448-2467

East 33rd Site (Y Preschool at Weinberg) - 900 E. 33rd St., Baltimore, MD 21218

  • 410-608-7464

East 43rd Site (Walter P. Carter Elementary/Middle) - 820 E. 43rd St., Baltimore, MD 21212

  • 410-325-1269

Edgewood Site (Edgewood Elementary) - 1900 Edgewood St., Baltimore, MD 21216

  • 410-608-7464

Eldorado Site - 3510 Eldorado Ave., Baltimore, MD 21207

  • 410-367-9380

Elgin Site - 2030 Elgin Ave., Baltimore, MD 21217

  • 410-669-1470

Fulton Site (Westside Elementary) - 2235 N. Fulton Ave., Baltimore, MD 21217

  • 410-728-0958

Hilton Site (Dr. Nathan A. Pitts/Ashburton Elementary/Middle) - 3835 Hilton Rd., Baltimore, MD 21215

  • 410-664-0478

Maine Site (Liberty Elementary) - 3901 Maine Ave., Baltimore, MD 21207

  • 443-642-2509

North Bend Site (North Bend Elementary/Middle) - 181 North Bend Rd., Baltimore, MD 21229

  • 410-644-0576

North Chester Site (The Commodore John Rodgers) - 3608 Chestnut St., Baltimore, MD 21211

  • 410-522-5084

Payson Site (Matthew A. Henson Elementary) - 1600 N Payson St., Baltimore, MD 21217

  • 410-728-0958

Pennsylvania Site (Furman L. Templeton Elementary) - 1200 Pennsylvania Ave., Baltimore, MD 21217

  • 410-608-7464

Sherwood Site (Leith Walk Elementary) - 1235 Sherwood Ave., Baltimore, MD 21239

  • 410-323-3065

Weinberg Early Childhood Center at Henderson Hopkins Site - 2100 Ashland Ave., Baltimore, MD 21205

  • 443-642-4103

West Preston Site (Samuel Coleridge Taylor Elementary) - 507 W. Preston St., Baltimore, MD 21201

  • 410-225-9125

Yorkwood Site (Yorkwood Elementary) - 5931 Yorkwood Rd., Baltimore, MD 21230

  • 410-323-2829

To enroll in a Head Start program, contact the Head Start center closest to your home. Our Family Service Workers will explain the process and arrange a time to meet with you.

Back River Head Start Center

799 Back River Neck Rd.

Essex, MD 21221

410-391-1566

Offers part-day morningor afternoon Head Start from 8:30am – 12pm or 12pm – 3:30pm. Serves zip codes 21221 and 21220.

Campfield Head Start Center

6838 Alter Rd.

Baltimore, MD 21207

410-602-8190

Offers part-day morning or afternoon Head Start from 8:30am – 12pm or 12pm – 3:30pm. Serves zip codes 21133, 21207, 21208, 21244 and 21215.

Emily Harris Head Start Center

27 Main Street

Catonsville, MD 21228

410-788-8802

Offers part-day morning or afternoon Head Start from 8:30am – 12pm or 12pm – 3:30pm. Serves zip codes 21133, 21207, 21228 and 21244.

Fleming Head Start Center

641 Main Street

Baltimore, MD 21222

410-282-6977

Offers part-day morning or afternoon Head Start from 8:30am – 12pm or 12pm – 3:30pm. Serves zip code 21222.

Highland Village Head Start/Early Head Start Center

4165 McDowell Lane

Lansdowne, MD 21227

410-789-4404

Offers part-day morning Head Start from 8:30am – 12pm. Offers full-day Early Head Start from 9am – 3pm. Wrap-around care is available for both Head Start and Early Head Start families. Serves zip code 21227.

Kenwood Head Start/Early Head Start Center

4601 Fullerton Ave.

Baltimore, MD 21236

410-665-0951

Offers part-day morning or afternoon Head Start from 8:30am – 12pm or 12pm – 3:30pm. Offers full-day Early Head Start from 9am-3pm. Wrap-around care is available for Early Head Start families. Serves zip codes 21206, 21220, 21237 and 21236.

Merritt Park Head Start Center

1728 Merritt Park Blvd.

Baltimore, MD 21222

410-288-0706

Offers part-day morning Head Start from 8:30am – 12pm. Wrap-around care is available. Serves zip codes 21219, 21222 and 21224.

Riverview Head Start Center

3290 Kessler St.

Lansdowne, MD 21227

410-536-4611

Offers part-day morning or afternoon Head Start from 8:30am – 12pm or 12pm – 3:30pm. Serves zip code 21227.

Towson Head Start Center

1801 Glen Keith Blvd.

Towson, MD 21204

410-668-8315

Offers part-day morning or afternoon Head Start from 8:30am – 12pm or 12pm – 3:30pm. Serves zip codes 21204, 21234, 21239 and 21286.

Administrative Office

4375 Ebenezer Rd.

Perry Hall, MD 21236

410-248-0372