Head Start


Head Start


Head Start defines school readiness as children possessing the skills, knowledge, and attitudes necessary for learning and life. MRDC Head Start program works in partnership with parents and families to make the transition to kindergarten successful.

We developed five school readiness goals to align with the five essential development domains:

1. Social and emotional development

2. Language and literacy

3. Approach to learning

4. Cognitive and general knowledge

5. Physical development and health

We use the Creative Curriculum, which is based on the most current research determining how young children develop physically, socially, emotionally, and intellectually. Children learn best by doing, and this curriculum helps support this belief.

Family and Community Partnership

You will be assigned a Family Development Specialist who will assist you in identifying your family’s strength’s and developing goals. In this partnership we will connect you with community resources to best assist you in attaining set goals. Our close contact with various community agencies will serve as a benefit to you and your family.


We offer a variety of training and workshops. Training topics are chosen according to interests and needs identified by our parents. Some examples are parenting skills, employability skills, budgeting, and health and wellness training.


MRDC Head Start enrolls children ages 3-4, or 5-year olds who do not reach the September 1st cut off for kindergarten. If you are interested in enrolling your child, click the button below.




Our Locations


Edgewood Head Start School
1319 Woodbridge Station Way
Edgewood, MD 21040


Federalsburg Head Start School
26245 Williamsburg Road
Federalsburg, MD 21632


Greensboro Head Start School
101 Cedar Lane
Greensboro, MD 21639


Cecilton Head Start School
30 Levi Coppin Street
Cecilton, MD 21913


MRDC Family Education Center
200 Road B (Hollinsworth Manor)
Elkton, MD 21921


Aberdeen Head Start School
413 W Bel Air Avenue
Aberdeen, MD 21001


Custis Head Start School
115 Custis Street
Aberdeen, MD 21001