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Early Childhood Pre-K


GRADES SERVED: Prekindergarten (four-year-olds)

LOCATIONS: Visit for a complete listing of schools with half-day and full-day programs.

Office of Early Childhood
1616 Owens Road
Oxon Hill, MD 20745

WEBSITE: Early Learning Programs



Prekindergarten is a preschool program for four-year-old students from families with varying income levels, but targets 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.

Program Features

Balanced curriculum challenges each child’s development • Child-centered learning environment • Aligned with Maryland College and Career Ready Standards • Stimulating, hands-on activities designed to develop skills, knowledge and behaviors needed for kindergarten • Focus on adult-child interactions delivered in large group, small group, play-based centers, and one-on-one interactions

Choose this program if your child...

Needs activities that boost pre-mathematics and literacy skills and promote social and emotional development
Needs to build skills in preparation for kindergarten
Is learning to take care of themselves and others


Who can apply

Children who will be age four by September 1 of the school year Children who demonstrate developmental delays or are at risk for developmental delays as identified by an IEP placement

Families must meet program income eligibility requirements Families who are homeless

When to apply

Apply during annual Specialty Program application window.

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Transportation provided for in-boundary students. Family must provide transportation for out-of-boundary students.