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Prekindergarten Expansion

Update as of April 1, 2023

The PGCPS Early Learning Office continues to work with the Maryland State Department of Education (MSDE) to assist the schools listed below in the Maryland Accreditation/EXCELS process. This means that programs commit to continuous quality improvement to benefit children, families and staff. 

Schools Currently in the Maryland Accreditation Process 

Arrowhead Elementary

Hyattsville Elementary

Samuel Chase Elementary

*Barack Obama Elementary

*James R. Randall Early Childhood Center

*Samuel P. Massie Academy

Catherine T. Reed Elementary

*John H. Bayne Elementary

*Springhill Lake Elementary

Chapel Forge Early Childhood Center

*Judge S. Woods Elementary

Thomas S. Stone Elementary

*Dodge Park Elementary

*Lamont Elementary

*University Park Elementary

*Gladys Noon Spellman Elementary

*Marlton Elementary

Valley View Elementary

Highland Park Elementary

Mt. Rainier Elementary

Woodmore Elementary

Hillcrest Heights Elementary 

*Oaklands Elementary

Woodridge Elementary

Hollywood Elementary

*Rockledge Elementary


*New to the Excels/accreditation process

Thus far, MSDE visited Cool Spring Elementary School on February 28, 2023, and Carmody Hills Elementary School on March 1, 2023. District Heights Elementary School and H. Winship Wheatley Early Childhood Center received a Decision 1 – Re-accreditation from MSDE, which means the accreditation application has been awarded for the next three years.  

Additionally, the PGCPS Early Childhood Office is working with PGCPS Office of Pupil Accounting and School Boundaries and the Department of Information and Technology to create a solution for a common enrollment system with child care providers as mandated by the Blueprint for Maryland’s Future.