St. Mary’s County Schools has one Baby Talk Child Care Center, which is located at Great Mills High School. Baby Talk provides our teenage parents the opportunity to continue their education. Any teen parent enrolled in SMCPS, requesting their child be admitted into the center will be recognized as a First Priority.
We offer teen parents assistance to achieve academic success and graduate from high school. We strive to help prepare them for college or career in order to best care for their child. We provide high quality, affordable care, with tuition reduction incentives. Teen parents pay a monthly tuition.
Baby Talk staff are dedicated to providing the best possible care and guidance for the infants and toddlers in our program. All children are welcome regardless of their ability, needs, background, culture, religion, gender or economic circumstances. We embrace the belief that every child is entitled to the best education possible in the least restrictive environment.
We work closely with family members to provide the best care for children in a manner that respects each family’s unique needs and beliefs. Our curriculum, activities, books, materials, and environment will reflect the diversity of all children, families, and community. Baby Talk has an open door policy and encourages parents to be involved with their children. Parent involvement is key to a child’s development.
Additional information can be obtained from the Baby Talk Parent Handbook and Contract Agreement. Please contact the center director for more information.