Jean Berman Weinberg, 54, an area resident from 1951 to 1975 who had worked in child development projects for both the government and private organizations, died of cancer Oct. 16 in her home in Pikesville, Md.

From 1969 to 1971, Mrs. Weinberg was a child care coordinator with the Maryland Health Department. She then spent two years with the Day Care and Child Development Council of America. She was a program development specialist with the children's services unit of the Appalachian Regional Commission from 1973 to 1975.

Later that year, she moved to Pikesville and worked in Baltimore until retiring in 1981. During those years, she had been executive director of the Maryland Community Coordinated Child Care Agency, worked for a hospital, and served as an official of the Baltimore Museum of Art.

Mrs. Weinberg was born in Cleveland and reared in Baltimore. She was a graduate of Simmons College in Boston, and earned a master's degree in education at the University of Maryland.

She was a member of the Washington Hebrew Congregation.

Her marriage to William H. Berman ended in divorce.

Survivors include her husband, Robert L. Weinberg of Pikesville; two children by her first marriage, Jill Berman Wilson of Alexandria, and William H. Berman Jr. of Norwalk, Conn., and her mother, Mildred B. Hirsh of Pikesville.