Smart Steps @ Curtis Bay
4301 West Bay Avenue
Baltimore, Maryland 21225
OST Site Director: Shalonda Howze
Play Group Director: Shamire Hill
Smart Steps offers 3 FREE programs onsite at Curtis Bay Elementary/Middle School. Each program is aimed at increasing school readiness and student success.
- Developmental Play Groups: In partnership with the Curtis Bay Judy Center, this program is open to 2-3 year olds and operates on Mondays and Wednesdays from 8 AM - 12 PM. Offering developmentally appropriate activities, participants are introduced to the school setting as they prepare for future school enrollment. Students take part in STEM, early literacy, and structured play as they prepare for PreK. Offsite trips and monthly parent engagement activities support increased outcomes for all.
- Pre K OST Program: Grant awards from Baltimore OST Funding offer a FREE comprehensive kindergarten readiness program for 20 Pre K students. This high quality program is aimed at increasing Kindergarten Readiness Assessment outcomes through increased school attendance, small group instruction and exposure to STEM, early literacy and math concepts. The FrogStreet Curriculum, approved by MSDE, is utilized in daily programming.
- Kindergarten OST Program: Grant awards from Baltimore OST Funding offer a FREE comprehensive kindergarten readiness program for 15 kindergarten students. This high quality program is aimed supplementing the school day through small group instruction and exposure to STEM, early literacy and math concepts. Students will help plan and facilitate monthly engagement events for all site based programs, encouraging youth voice.