Training

University of Maryland Extension for Caroline County

410-479-4030

410-479-4042

9194 Legion Road, Suite 4, Denton, MD 21629

What is Extension?Established by Congress in 1914, University of Maryland Extension (UME) is an educational network, centered in the country’s seventy-two land grant universities. UME provides research-based practical education to the problems of American families, agriculture, business, and industry. In Maryland, UME operates through the University of Maryland at College Park, and the University of Maryland Eastern Shore. UME has field offices in all twenty-three Maryland counties and Baltimore City. UME is financially supported by federal, state, and local government. UME faculty and staff are professionals engaged in non-formal educational programs that address economic, environmental, technical, and social concerns of all citizens. UME faculty and staff efforts are supported by a multitude of dedicated volunteers.UME programs in 4-H and youth development, family and consumer sciences, agriculture and natural resources are carried out in response to the needs of the people of the state. Local field staff develop educational programs tailored to the unique problems of their area. UME professionals use a variety of educational methods such as public presentations, demonstrations, publications, computer networks, satellite down links, videos, newspapers, radio, and television spots to reach their audiences. –Agriculture and Natural Resources program includes farm management, pesticide certification, and insect identification. Contact Jim Lewis at 410-479-4030.–Family and Consumer Science offers educational programs in the areas of nutrition, safe food handling, and family finances, contact the office for more details.–Caroline County 4-H offers life skill building opportunities for all youth ages 5—18 (as of January 1st of current year). Youth ages 5—7 are Clover members. They participate in special programs for their age which consist of 1 to 1 1/2 hours of age specific topics. Please feel free tocontact leaders for club information. All clover members earn recognition ribbons for participation, premium money is not awarded to Clovers. Clovers are not permitted to compete in the Maryland State 4-H Program. 4-H members ages 8—18 (as of January 1st of current year) can participate in the club, county, regional, state and national 4-H Program. All eight year old and older members are encouraged to select and complete at least one project during the year. The project choice should be one the 4-H member really is interested in. Choices could include small engines, woodworking, nutrition, photography, small pets, beef, horses, entomology and much more! 4-H’ers are encouraged to keep records of their project throughout the year. Members set goals and learn new skills through the project. 4-H offers opportunities for youth to learn public speaking skills. Each project record requires the member to give a visual demonstration or speech about something the member learned. This requirement can be completed in the club meeting or during the county public speaking contest held annually usually in February. All 4-H members are encouraged to exhibit something they have accomplished or learned from their project during the county fair held in August. Examples of exhibits: a poster of dog care needs; a drawing or painting; a series of photographs; or a project display of a sewing kit. Contact the office for more details–For rental of the 4-H Park and its many facilities, please call our office at 410-479-4030.

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Agriculture and Natural Resources program includes farm management, pesticide certification, and insect identification. Contact Jim Lewis. In the 4-H Program, youth learn life skills in the area of citizenship, food and nutrition, photography, small animal and livestock care, electricity, wildlife and much more. 4-H also offers resources for school programs & home school programs and has an active teen leadership program. Contact the office for more detail. Family and Consumer Science offers educational programs in the areas of nutrition, safe food handling, and family finances, contact the office for more details. Offers Hunter’s Safety course mid-August and mid-September of every year. Visit the website for more detailed descriptions of all the office’s programs and services.

Hours of Operation

Monday-Friday 8 AM-4:30 PM

Areas Served

Caroline County

Tuckahoe State Park

The Park Office 410-820-1668

410-364-5615

13070 Crouse Mill Road, Queen Anne, MD 21657

The mission of the Maryland Park Service is to manage the natural, cultural, historical and recreational resources to provide for wise stewardship and enjoyment by people.

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Offers a number of services including canoe and kayak rentals, bike rentals, camping, hiking, fishing, summer day camps, and cabin rentals. The park offers activities and special events on a seasonal basis. Activities include day camps, canoe trips, Scales & Tales presentations and displays, and Challenge Course programs. Each weekend, Memorial Day through Labor Day, park staff offer a number of free family activities. Visit the website for the most up to date events schedule, camping season schedule, and a map of the park. To make a cabin, camping, or shelter reservation, call 1-888-432-2267 or go to the website to reserve online.

Hours of Operation

Monday-Friday 10 AM – Sunset

Fees

Vary according to event or activity. Some services and events are free.

Benedictine School & Adult Services

410-634-2112

410-634-2640

14299 Benedictine Lane, Ridgely, MD 21660

Helping children and adults with developmental disabilities achieve their greatest potential.

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The Benedictine School is a year round day and residential school which provides individualized programming with a high staff to student ratio and a multidisciplinary approach. The Adult Program, for ages 21 and over, provides residential and vocational support services and is open all year.

Eligibility

The Benedictine School is for ages 5-21 living with intellectual disabilities, multiple disabilities, and autism. For the Adult Services program, one has to be age 21 or over and have developmental disabilities.

Red Cross of Delmarva

(410) 202-3043

302-656-8797

100 West 10th Street, Suite 501, Wilmington, MD 19801-6604

The American Red Cross exists to provide compassionate care to those in need. Out network of generous donors, volunteers and employees share a mission of preventing and relieving suffering, here at home and around the world, through five key service areas: disaster relief, supporting America’s military families, lifesaving blood, health and safety services and international services.

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Disaster Relief & Recovery Services: Find an Open Shelter, Contact & Locate Loved OnesPreparedness Education: How to Prepare for Emergencies, Workplaces & Organizations, Resources for Schools, Types of Emergencies, Mobile AppsMilitary Families: Emergency Communication, Financial Assistance, Deployment,Information & Referral, Services for VeteransBlood Drives: find a location, set up a driveVolunteer: Opportunities Redcross,org; Cal 1-800-RedCross (733.2767)

Hours of Operation

Mon.-Fril 8:30 AM-4:30 PM

Areas Served

Entire Delmarva Peninsula

American Job Center

410-819-4543 & 410-819-4549

410-819-4503

The Caroline County Career Center is a partnership built to provide employment-related services through a seamless delivery system. Partners include the Caroline County Department of Social Services, the Workforce Investment Office, Adult Education, the Division of Rehabilitation Service, and the Department of Labor.

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The center offers job readiness training, job skills enhancement, employment referrals, career counseling, case management, resume assistance, special programs and workshops, and assistance making job contacts. Special assistance available to veterans.

Hours of Operation

Mon & Fri 9 AM-4 PM

Areas Served

Caroline County

Caroline County Public Library, Denton Branch

(410) 479-1343

100 Market Street, Denton, MD 21629

Offers free public computers with internet access, free wifi, color printing for $.25 a page, black and white copying for $.25 a page, free scanning, free access to databases, books by mail, meeting rooms, faxing for $1.00 per fax, and free access to books, ebooks, audiobooks, DVD’s, magazines, and newspapers.Offers a MakerSpace with 3D printers, Virtual Reality, gaming stations, and more. Contact the library for more information.

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Hours of Operation

Curbside pickup Mon-Fri 2pm-6pm, Sat 10am-2pm. Phone assistance available Mon-Fri 10am-6pm, Sat 10am-3pm.

Chesapeake Center Inc

410-822-4122

410-822-4184

P.O. Box 1906, Easton, MD 21601

Chesapeake Center, Inc. will assist individuals with disabilities to reach their potential for independence by pursuing opportunities in housing, employment, natural supports, friendship and community activities.

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Eligibility

Eligibility completed by DDA Community coordinator of services at county Health Department

Hours of Operation

8:30 am – 4:30 pm

Fees

Contribution of care required for residential services

Ages Served

Talbot, Caroline, Queen Anne and Dorchester

Office of Child Care

410-819-5801 or 1-800-637-5563

410-819-5805

301 Bay Street, Suite 305, Easton, MD 21601

Oversees day care licensing for family day care homes and child care centers, provides letters of compliance for nursery schools, offers trainings and workshops to providers, investigates complaints, and recruits new homes and centers.

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Eligibility

No limits

Hours of Operation

Mon.-Fri. 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Fees

No direct fee.

Areas Served

Caroline, Talbot, Kent, Queen Anne, and Dorchester Counties

Upper Shore Workforce Investment Board USWIB

410-822-5400

Administrative Offices, PO Box 8, Wye Mills, MD 21679

Title I Career and training services related to qualifying for employment are available in the American Job Center in each County’s One-Stop Career Centers; provider of career services and Workforce Innovation & Opportunities Act (WIOA) Training vouchers.

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Employment and training services available without charge for all job seekers, both adults and youth in job connecting skills workshops every month free and open to the public; skills training vouchers to qualify for for available jobs. Access services through the American Job Centers in each county. The Maryland Workforce Exchange is the job matching system available to all at www.mwejobs.maryland.gov

Eligibility

Varies according to program.

Hours of Operation

American Job Center in Caroline County 300 Market Street Denton (410-819-4543) Mon & Fri Only 9am-4pm

Fees

No fees

Areas Served

American Job Center Locations in Caroline, Talbot, Kent, Queen Anne, and Dorchester Counties.

Ages Served

16 and older

Small Business Development Center-Chesapeake College Satellite Office

1-888-852-6712 or 410-827-5304

410-827-5361

P.O. Box 8, Wye Mills, MD 21679

To deliver assistance to strengthen small and medium-sized businesses, thereby contributing to the growth of local, state and national economies.

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Provide business consulting services to assist potential and existing small business owners to develop and refine business plans, solve problems, and find financial resources. Training programs are offered to help people turn ideas into business plans and to develop growth strategies. Also available is a resource library of books, magazines, and websites.