Pre-Kindergarten - an intervention for eligible

4-year-old children in Maryland.                                       

Who is eligible for Carroll County Public Schools' Pre-Kindergarten Program?                                           

  • There is no cost to parents who meet the eligibility requirements.
  • Children of families who qualify under the Free and Reduced Meal income guidelines.
  • Children who are homeless.
  • Children in foster care.
  • All eligible children must be residents of Carroll County.
  • All eligible chidlren must be 4-years-old on or before September 1st.
  • If Pre-K spaces are available, CCPS may enroll additional children who have school readiness needs.

Where is Pre-K Provided?

  • Carrolltowne
  • Cranberry Station (Full Day)
  • Ebb Valley
  • Eldersburg
  • Elmer Wolfe (Full Day)
  • Hampstead
  • Linton Springs
  • Manchester
  • Mechanicsville
  • Parr's Ridge
  • Robert Moton
  • Runnymede
  • Sandymount
  • Spring Garden
  • Taneytown
  • Westminster
  • William Winchester

Did You Know...

  • Transportation is provided to most students.
  • Either breakfast or lunch is offered depending on the time of the class.
  • Classes start the Monday after Labor Day and meet five days a week for 2 1/2 hours a day EXCEPT for Elmer Wolfe and Cranberry Station (both are full day programs) and on early dismissal dates.

Interested in Pre-K for your child?

  • Contact your school or visit the CCPS website for an interest form.
  • For additional questions contact:  CCPS Department of Curriculum and Instructional Resources 410-751-3101.
  • For Interpretation Services call:  410-386-1699.
  • For Parent Resources contact:  The Judy Center at 410-751-3613.