• On Wednesday, March 25, State Superintendent of Education Dr. Karen Salmon announced that all Maryland public schools will remain closed through Friday, April 24.
    Picking up meals, digital devices and instructional materials for distance learning is permitted under Gov. Hogan's stay-at-home order (Sect IIb(iv)).

    El miércoles, 25 de marzo, la superintendente de educación del estado, la Dra. Karen Salmon, anunció que todas las escuelas públicas en el estado de Maryland estarán cerradas hasta el viernes, 24 de abril.
    Recoger las comidas, los dispositivos digitales y los materiales de instrucción a distancia están permitidos bajo la orden de quedarse en casa que decretó el gobernador Hogan (Sect IIb(iv)).
  • Early Childhood Programs

    Early Childhood Programs

    Prekindergarten, Kindergarten Registration -view our At-A-Glance Guide

    In the wake of Governor Hogan's recent stay-at-home order along with continued school building closures, the Office of Pupil Accounting and the Early Childhood Office have received many questions regarding registration.  Regulations and policies specify that registration be completed in person; therefore, schools cannot conduct registration at this time. 

    Most schools were in the process of preparing for Prekindergarten and Kindergarten registration.  However, those registrations have been placed on hold until staff members are allowed to safely return to the building.

    We continue to monitor the situation and provide updates accordingly.  Thank you for your continued patience and please stay safe.

    The Early Childhood Program is dedicated to helping our youngest children by providing early learning opportunities across multiple settings and programs. In collaboration with parents and community partners, the Early Childhood Program works to facilitate increased school readiness and community access as appropriate for our young learners.  

    The Early Childhood Program provides a variety of services to families and children including:

    Preschool Opportunities for Two and Three Year Olds 

    The program provides a preschool learning opportunity for non-disabled two and three year old children. Children with varying disabilities and non-disabled peers will have the opportunity to learn and play together, build self-esteem, and develop acceptance of others. All children will have access to a developmentally appropriate curriculum which includes learning centers for activities such as dramatic play, exploration of sand and water, computer learning, math/science, art and writing. 

    Contact the Early Childhood Special Education Office at 301-925-1985 for more information about the Preschool Opportunities Program. Learn more about the 2 and 3 year olds program >>


    Prekindergarten is a preschool program for 4 year old students who are from families with economically disadvantaged backgrounds or who are homeless. The program is designed to provide students with a variety of learning experiences that address their cognitive, social, emotional, and physical needs. The Prekindergarten Program is primarily a boundary-based program, located in elementary schools throughout the county. Acceptance into the program is based on income requirements. 

    Learn more about our prekindergarten program >>


    Kindergarten is designed for children who are five years of age on or before September 1st of the school year in which the child enrolls. The Kindergarten Program provides opportunities for children to develop and grow, to experience the creative arts, to develop receptive language (listening and reading) skills, and expressive language (speaking and writing) skills, and to construct and extend concepts in mathematics, science, social studies, health, music, and physical education.

    Learn more about our kindergarten program >>

    Judith Hoyer Family Learning Centers

    The Judith Hoyer Center provides services for preschool children and their families. Community-based agencies and organizations, along with school programs, collaborate to provide an integrated approach to service delivery. The “Judy Center” promotes school readiness through early childhood care and education as well as family support and health programs.

    Learn more about the Judith Hoyer Family Learning Center >>

    Early Learning Centers

    The Early Learning Centers, located at Carmody Hills Elementary School and Samuel Chase Elementary Schools, will continue to implement the vision of the “Judy Centers” by providing school readiness programming for children birth – 5 years, and their families in Prince George’s County.

    Learn more about the Early Learning Centers >>

    Contact Us

    For Preschool Opportunities for 2 and 3 year olds, call 301-925-1985

    Other inquiries contact the Early Learning Programs Office at:

    Owens Road Administrative Building
    1616 Owens Road
    Oxon Hill, MD 20745