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    Prekindergarten

    Entrance into a prekindergarten program is determined by age, income and school eligibility.

    Step 1: Eligibility

    Families may apply for prekindergarten for the 2020-2021 school year if your child is four years old by September 1, 2020 and meets any of the following criteria: 

    • meets the income eligibility guidelines
    • registered with the McKinney Vento Program (homeless)
    • demonstrates developmental delays or is at risk for developmental delays as identified by an IEP placement

    Step 2: Determine which sites are available according to household income (both parents, if applicable) and school eligibility (space and location).

    Prekindergarten sites accepting household incomes up to 300% of the federal poverty income guidelines for families living within school boundary 

    Full day prekindergarten sites for families living within school boundary

    Find out your boundary school

    • Allenwood Elementary
    • Apple Grove Elementary
    • Capitol Heights Elementary
    • Concord Elementary
    • District Heights Elementary
    • Doswell E. Brooks
    • Fort Washington Forest Elementary
    • Greenbelt Children's Center
    • H. Winship Wheatley ECC
    • Highland Park Elementary
    • Indian Queen Elementary
    • J. Frank Dent Elementary
    • James H. Harrison Elementary
    • Kenmoor ECC
    • Lake Arbor Elementary
    • North Forestville Elementary
    • Potomac Landing Elementary
    • Robert Gray Elementary
    • Rose Valley Elementary

    Prekindergarten sites accepting household incomes up to 185% of the federal poverty income guidelines

    Full day prekindergarten sites for families living within the school boundary

    Find out your boundary school

    • Andrew Jackson
    • Ardmore Elementary
    • Arrowhead Elementary
    • Avalon Elementary
    • Baden Elementary
    • Barack Obama Elementary
    • Barnaby Manor Elementary
    • Beacon Heights Elementary
    • Bladensburg Elementary
    • Bradbury Heights Elementary
    • Carmody Hills Elementary
    • Carole Highlands Elementary
    • Catherine T. Reed Elementary
    • Chapel Forge ECC
    • Chillum Elementary
    • Clinton Grove Elementary
    • Columbia Park Elementary
    • Cool Spring Elementary
    • Cooper Lane Elementary
    • Cora Rice Elementary
    • Dodge Park Elementary
    • Edward M. Felegy Elementary
    • Flintstone Elementary
    • Forest Heights Elementary
    • Fort Foote Elementary
    • Francis Scott Key Elementary
    • Francis T. Evans Elementary
    • Frances Fuchs ECC
    • Gladys Noon Spellman Elementary
    • Hillcrest Heights Elementary
    • Hyattsville Elementary
    • James R. Randall Elementary
    • John H. Bayne Elementary
    • Judge S. Woods Elementary
    • Kettering Elementary
    • Kingsford Elementary
    • Langley Park - McCormick Elementary
    • Longfields Elementary
    • Marlton Elementary
    • Montpelier Elementary
    • Mount Rainer Elementary
    • Northview Elementary
    • Oxon Hill Elementary
    • Paint Branch Elementary
    • Panorama Elementary
    • Patuxent Elementary
    • Port Towns Elementary
    • Princeton Elementary
    • Ridgecrest Elementary
    • Riverdale Elementary
    • Rockledge Elementary
    • Rogers Heights Elementary
    • Rosa L. Parks Elementary
    • Rosaryville Elementary
    • Samuel Chase Elementary
    • Samuel P. Massie Elementary
    • Scotchtown Hills Elementary
    • Seabrook Elementary
    • Seat Pleasant Elementary
    • Suitland Elementary
    • Tayac Elementary
    • Templeton Elementary
    • Thomas S. Stone Elementary
    • Valley View Elementary
    • Vansville Elementary
    • Waldon Woods Elementary
    • William Beanes Elementary
    • William Paca Elementary
    • William W. Hall Elementary
    • Woodmore Elementary
    • Woodridge Elementary

    Half-day prekindergarten sites for families meeting income requirements (transportation not provided for out-of-boundary students)

    • Adelphi Elementary
    • Beltsville Elementary
    • Calverton Elementary
    • Carrollton Elementary
    • Deerfield Run Elementary
    • Gaywood Elementary
    • Glenridge Elementary
    • Greenbelt Elementary
    • Hollywood Elementary
    • James McHenry Elementary
    • Lamont Elementary
    • Laurel Elementary
    • Lewisdale Elementary
    • Magnolia Elementary
    • Mary Harris "Mother" Jones Elementary
    • Oaklands Elementary
    • University Park Elementary

    Step 3: Register

    Prince George's County Public Schools (PGCPS) online registration for the 2020-21 school year begins Monday, June 1st starting with Early Childhood Programs.  Parents/Guardians may apply for Prekindergarten using the following link: pgcpsmdc.scriborder.com.

     

    Early Entrance into Prekindergarten

    A parent/guardian may make a request for early entrance into prekindergarten if the child turns four (4) years of age between September 2 and October 15, of the school year for which they are requesting early entrance.    

    A parent/guardian must apply for early entrance into prekindergarten at their boundary prekindergarten site.

    **Families must qualify for the prekindergarten program before applying for early entrance.**

    No applications for early entrance will be accepted after June 26th given school building closings due to COVID-19.

    Early Entrance to Prekindergarten applications will be placed on hold until after October 15th and considered based on space availability at your boundary school only. 

    Prekindergarten Income Eligibility Guidelines for the 2020-21 School Year

    185% of the Federal Poverty Level Income Guidelines

    Household Size

    Annual

    Monthly

    1

    23,606

    1,968

    2

    31,894

    2,658

    3

    40,182

    3,349

    4

    48,470

    4,040

    5

    56,758

    4,730

    6

    65,046

    5,421

    7

    73,334

    6,112

    8

    81,622

    6,802

    For each additional family member, add:

    8,288

    691


    *PreK Expansion Grant *Identified Schools Only*
    300% of the Federal Poverty Level Income Guidelines

    Household Size

    Annual

    Monthly

    1

    38,280

    3,190

    2

    50,720

    4,310

    3

    65,160

    5,430

    4

    78,600

    6,550

    5

    92,040

    7,670

    6

    105,480

    8,790

    7

    118,920

    9,910

    8

    132,360

    11,030

    For each additional family member, add:

    13,440

    1,120

    Effective until to June 30, 2021