MRDC COVID-19 Information and News

Remember to participate in the 2020 Census here.

Your participation is critical to helping us get the funding for programs to help YOU.

MRDC would like to extend a thank you to all of our parents who are essential employees. 

Your sacrifice and dedication are so appreciated!!

Click here for childcare options for essential personnel during this crisis. Here is an option specific to Harford and Cecil Counties.

Weekly Children Activities Calendars

 CLICK HERE for form to fill out each day

Talking to Kids about Coronavirus


If you have any questions or concerns, our Mental Health and Disabilities Manager, Eric Mucha, can be reached at

Distance Learning with Class Dojo

Class Dojo helps you and your child communicate and stay connected with your child's teachers. If you still need to be added to our Class Dojo list, please email and you will receive an invitation from your child's teacher to get the connection started!

Free Food Locations

Use this very helpful interactive website to locate food resources nearest you.

Additional information:

  • Caroline County
  • Harford County
  • Cecil County  Breakfast/Lunch Items provided by Cecil County Public Schools -- available to enrolled children. Bagged lunches also available Monday through Friday, 11:30am-12:30pm, at Sheilagh's Pantry- 342 Hollingsworth Manor

MRDC Nutrition Information

During this time at home, there are lots of fun and healthy ways for families to be together in the kitchen! Here are few ideas to get you started:

Easy and Quick Recipes:

Food Activities:

Also, Head Start is collecting family recipes so that we can compile a recipe book for all of our Head Start families. If you are interested in participating, please send recipes, cooking tips, child cooking activities, etc., to Melanie at

Adult Education

For information on adult education classes, see the Adult Education page or Click Here.

Attention, Harford County! We are now registering for online summer sessions of ESL and GED prep. Click on the fliers for more information!


Health Information

In these unprecedented times, MRDC Head Start Health Services would like to keep our families informed about COVID-19. We would like to continue supporting our families with any health concerns during this time.

Click here for the most up-to-date information about cases by county.


Remember that we can contribute to keeping these numbers low by following the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) guidelines on slowing the spread of the virus (Click here).

Testing can be conducted only by appointment at specific locations once you have obtained a referral from a healthcare provider. This article covers the latest locations and procedures. Also check Maryland's Coronavirus website for updated information and procedures.

If you have any concerns regarding COVID-19, you can reach the Health Manager Tosha Johnson via email at

For assistance with enrollment (now extended to July 15) or other concerns with the healthcare system, please contact bilingual navigator Claudia Sanders with Maryland Health Connection at 443-966-2615 or

Para asistencia con la inscripción (ahora extendida hasta el 15 de julio) u otras inquietudes con el sistema de salud, comuníquese con la navegante bilingüe Claudia Sanders con Maryland Health Connection at 443-966-2615 o

For health information per county, visit this detailed page.

Your Healthy Teeth

Now is not the time to forget our routines. See the flier below for important information about toothbrushing and the coronavirus!

Attention, Cecil County residents!

West Cecil Health Dental Department will be offering Virtual Telehealth Visits for Dental Emergencies Only. Please contact WCHC for further information.

Phone: 410-378-9696

Toll-Free 877-378-9696

Resources to Help with Potty Training

It's a great time to start working potty training! Here are some resources to get you started:

For kids to watch:



Head Start enrollment for 2020-2021 school year is underway!!

Click Here to Apply!