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Early Childhood Programs / Prekindergarten
  • Prekindergarten

    Prekindergarten

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

    Step 1: Eligibility

    Families may apply for prekindergarten for the 2019-2020 school year if your child is four years old by September 1, 2019 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 with no income restrictions

    Full day prekindergarten for families living within school boundary

    Find out your boundary school

    • Ardmore Elementary
    • Barnaby Manor Elementary
    • Marlton Elementary
    • Mount Rainier Elementary
    • Northview Elementary
    • Princeton Elementary
    • Samuel Chase Elementary
    • Seabrook Elementary
    • Woodridge Elementary

    Half-Day prekindergarten sites open to all families, regardless of school boundary

    • Bladensburg Elementary
    • Greenbelt Elementary
    • Hollywood Elementary
    • James McHenry Elementary
    • Lewisdale Elementary
    • Magnolia Elementary
    • Mary Harris "Mother" Jones Elementary

    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
    • 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
    • Bradbury Heights 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
    • Highland Park 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
    • Mt. Rainer Elementary
    • Northview 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
    • Thomas S. Stone Elementary
    • Valley View Elementary
    • Vansville Elementary
    • Waldon Woods Elementary
    • William Beanes Elementary
    • William Paca Elementary
    • William W. Hall Elementary
    • Woodmore Elementary

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

    • Adelphi Elementary
    • Beacon Heights Elementary
    • Beltsville Elementary
    • Calverton Elementary
    • Carmody Hills Elementary
    • Carrollton Elementary
    • Deerfield Run Elementary
    • Gaywood Elementary
    • Glenridge Elementary
    • Lamont Elementary
    • Laurel Elementary
    • Oaklands Elementary
    • Templeton Elementary
    • University Park Elementary

    Step 3: Register

    Prekindergarten registration will begin on April 8, 2019 for children that reside within the boundary of a prekindergarten program location, verified by school finder. Beginning June 1st, families may register at any elementary school with a half-day prekindergarten program that still has available seats . Transportation will only be provided to boundary schools.  You may call the Early Childhood Office at 240-724-1924 for further clarification. 

    *Site locations and program structure (half-day/full-day) are subject to change based on additional funding.*

    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 1st.

    Prekindergarten Income Eligibility Guidelines

    185% of the Federal Poverty Level Income Guidelines

    Household Size

    Annual

    Monthly

    1

    23,107

    1,926

    2

    31,284

    2,607

    3

    39,461

    3,289

    4

    47,638

    3,970

    5

    55,815

    4,652

    6

    63,992

    5,333

    7

    72,169

    6,015

    8

    80,346

    6,696

    For each additional family member, add:

    8,177

    682


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

    Household Size

    Annual

    Monthly

    1

    37,470

    3,122

    2

    50,730

    4,227

    3

    62,990

    5,332

    4

    77,250

    6,437

    5

    90,510

    7,542

    6

    103,770

    8,647

    7

    117,030

    9,752

    8

    130,290

    10,857

    For each additional family member, add:

    13,260

    1,105

    Effective until to June 30, 2020