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Entrance into a prekindergarten program is determined by age, income and school eligibility. The prekindergarten program will provide a full-day session following the boundary school bell time. Class size is limited to 20 students.

Steps to Register for Prekindergarten

Step 1: Eligibility

Families may apply for prekindergarten for the 2023-2024 school year if your child is four years old by September 1, 2023 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

*Over-income families will be placed on a waitlist and considered for a seat based on space availability beginning in September 2023; the exact date is to be determined.*

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

Eligible families will be provided the opportunity to enroll their child in the Maryland Prekindergarten Program and choose from several different settings. Prekindergarten for four year olds in Prince George's County will be available in PGCPS schools and in private child care provider settings. 


Full-day prekindergarten PGCPS sites accepting household incomes up to 300% of the federal poverty income guidelines for families living within the school boundary. 
*Over-income families will be placed on a waitlist and considered for a seat based on space availability beginning in September 2023; the exact date is to be determined.*

Find out your boundary school

  • Adelphi Elementary
  • Allenwood Elementary
  • Andrew Jackson Academy
  • Apple Grove Elementary
  • Ardmore Elementary
  • Arrowhead Elementary
  • Avalon Elementary
  • Baden Elementary
  • Barack Obama Elementary
  • Barnaby Manor Elementary
  • Beacon Heights Elementary
  • Beltsville Academy
  • Bladensburg Elementary
  • Bradbury Heights Elementary
  • Calverton Elementary
  • Capitol Heights Elementary
  • Carmody Hills Elementary
  • Carole Highlands Elementary
  • Carrollton Elementary
  • Catherine T. Reed Elementary
  • Chapel Forge ECC
  • Cherokee Lane Elementary
  • Chillum Elementary
  • Clinton Grove Elementary
  • Columbia Park Elementary
  • Concord Elementary
  • Cool Spring Elementary
  • Cooper Lane Elementary
  • Cora Rice Elementary
  • Deerfield Run Elementary
  • District Heights Elementary
  • Dodge Park Elementary
  • Doswell E. Brooks Elementary
  • Edward M. Felegy Elementary
  • Flintstone Elementary
  • Forest Heights Elementary
  • Fort Foote Elementary
  • Fort Washington Forest Elementary
  • Francis Scott Key Elementary
  • Francis T. Evans Elementary
  • Frances Fuchs ECC
  • Gaywood Elementary
  • Gladys Noon Spellman Elementary
  • Glenridge Elementary
  • Greenbelt Elementary
  • Highland Park Elementary
  • Hillcrest Heights Elementary
  • Hollywood Elementary
  • H. Winship Wheatley ECC
  • Hyattsville Elementary
  • Indian Queen Elementary
  • James H. Harrison Elementary
  • James McHenry Elementary
  • James R. Randall ECC
  • J. Frank Dent Elementary
  • John H. Bayne Elementary
  • Judge S. Woods Elementary
  • Kenmoor ECC
  • Kettering Elementary
  • Kingsford Elementary
  • Lake Arbor Elementary
  • Laurel Elementary
  • Lamont Elementary
  • Langley Park - McCormick Elementary
  • Lewisdale Elementary
  • Longfields Elementary
  • Magnolia Elementary
  • Marlton Elementary
  • Mary Harris "Mother" Jones Elementary
  • Montpelier Elementary
  • Mount Rainer Elementary
  • North Forestville Elementary
  • Northview Elementary
  • Oaklands Elementary
  • Overlook Spanish Immersion
  • Oxon Hill Elementary
  • Paint Branch Elementary
  • Panorama Elementary
  • Patuxent Elementary
  • Port Towns Elementary
  • Potomac Landing Elementary
  • Princeton Elementary
  • Ridgecrest Elementary
  • Riverdale Elementary
  • Robert Gray Elementary
  • Rockledge Elementary
  • Rogers Heights Elementary
  • Rose Valley Elementary
  • Rosa L. Parks Elementary
  • Rosaryville Elementary
  • Samuel Chase Elementary
  • Samuel P. Massie Elementary
  • Scotchtown Hills Elementary
  • Seabrook Elementary
  • Seat Pleasant Elementary
  • Springhill Lake Elementary 
  • Suitland Elementary
  • Tayac Elementary
  • Templeton Elementary
  • Thomas S. Stone Elementary
  • University Park Elementary
  • Valley View Elementary
  • Vansville Elementary
  • Waldon Woods Elementary
  • William Beanes Elementary
  • William Paca Elementary
  • William W. Hall Academy
  • Woodmore Elementary
  • Woodridge Elementary

Community Based Programs

2022-2023 Private Child-Care Providers Offering Free PreK for Three and Four Year Olds

Parents may also choose a child care program through LOCATE: Child Care, A free and confidential referral service that helps families find the best child care program to meet their needs: LOCATE: Child Care

Step 3: Register

Parents/Guardians must upload their child’s birth certificate and immunization records, proof of residency (current lease or deed and two important pieces of mail) and two current pay stubs (for parents/guardians in the household).

Prince George's County Public Schools (PGCPS) online registration for the 2023-24 school year begins Monday, April 11, 2023.

Apply for Prekindergarten