The Harry and Jeanette Weinberg Foundation and The Johns Hopkins University opened the Weinberg Early Childhood Center, an innovative space — and the first of five such centers that will be created in Baltimore City — designed to care for infants and educate parents.
The event, which took place on Sept. 10, featured Lt. Gov. Anthony Brown; Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake; Ronald J. Daniels, president of The Johns Hopkins University; Gregory E. Thornton, CEO of Baltimore City Public Schools; and Ellen M. Heller, chair of the Harry and Jeanette Weinberg Foundation.
“This new library and early childhood education center will give more Maryland children the tools they need to climb the ladder of opportunity toward success,” said Brown. “Every child deserves the opportunity to get a world-class education. By working together to invest in our schools and through the dedication of our partners in the private sector, like the Harry and Jeanette Weinberg Foundation, we’re making real progress toward that goal.”
The Weinberg Early Childhood Center, located in the Henderson-Hopkins School in East Baltimore, is a 30,000-square-foot facility that will focus on children, birth to age 5, their families and community. The center will include a family support center and health and wellness suite ensuring that the children there will have the support and services they need to reinforce the development of their language, literacy and math readiness skills.