DTECPS → Prekindergarten Information
MCPS Prekindergarten and Head Start programs offer a high-quality educational experience to income-eligible children in order to prepare them with the foundational knowledge and skills necessary for school success in kindergarten and beyond. There are 109 Prekindergarten classes and 34 Head Start classes throughout the county.
Additionally, a Prekindergarten Pilot program at seven Title I schools offers a full-day prekindergarten class to 160 children; children must be 4 years old by September 1, 2018 and families must meet income guidelines, slightly higher than regular prekindergarten guidelines.
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Applications are accepted at
Rocking Horse Road Center
4910 Macon Road, Room 143
Rockville, MD 20852
Registration for the 2018-2019 school year began March 5, 2018.
How to register
2018-2019 PreK/Head Start Calendar-English | En Español | አማርኛ | 中文 | français | 한국어 | tiếng Việt
The calendar includes the program schedule and important dates for families of children enrolled in the prekindergarten and Head Start programs.
Seven Head Start class sessions are 3 hours and 15 minutes long. Twenty-seven full-day Head Start classes are offered in select schools. Prekindergarten class sessions are 2 hours and 30 minutes long. This school year, 16 Prekindergarten classes in select schools will offer a full day.
Prekindergarten and Head Start programs are located in 62 elementary schools in Montgomery County. Once children are registered, they will be assigned to a school location.
Parents may request MCPS transportation services. Bus privileges may be terminated if parents do not meet the bus on time three times. Also, unsafe behavior on the bus may result in termination of bus privileges.
Prekindergarten/Head Start: What Parents Need to Know | En Español | አማርኛ | 中文 | français | 한국어 | tiếng Việt
This guide provides a program overview and other important information for parents of children enrolled in the prekindergarten and Head Start programs.
Community Resource Guide | En Español
This guide provides descriptions and contact information for a variety of community resources available to preschool age children and their families.