Supervisor of Early Childhood Education
Early Childhood Information
Pre-Kindergarten information is available at schools during Kindergarten Registration Week in mid-March (specific dates to be determined). If your child is 4 on or before September 1 and meets the financial criteria, please contact your local elementary school for information for prekindergarten.
All children who are 5 on or before September 1 must be enrolled in Kindergarten. Enrollment information is available during Kindergarten Registration Week in mid-March (specific dates to be determined). Students will begin school in September. Parents are encouraged to watch the local paper for bus pick-up locations and times. Information will be sent from the schools regarding class assignments.
More information on the CCPS Pre-Kindergarten Program can be found here. Spanish version of the CCPS Pre-Kindergarten Brochure is available here.
The CCPS Pre-Kindergarten Interest Flyer is available here. The Spanish version of the CCPS Pre-Kindergarten Interest Flyer is available here.
Early Childhood Education Programs:
The Carroll County Public Schools’ Early Childhood Programs include Pre-Kindergarten, Kindergarten, and Judy Center which includes Parents As Teachers (PAT).
Judy Center Partnership of Carroll County is a state funded initiative to promote school readiness for children birth through five years of age and their family.
Kindergarten is a full day program provided for students who live in Carroll County and reach the age of 5 on or before September 1.
Pre-Kindergarten provides direct instruction for students who are income-eligible and four years old on or before September 1.
PAT (Parents As Teachers) is a program for parents and children, ages birth through 5. PAT educators help parents and young children.
Maryland State Department (MSDE)
www.mdk12.org or www.marylandpublicschools.org
Maryland Parent Teacher Association (MDPTA)
Ready At Five Partnership
National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC)
Maryland Committee for Children (MCC)
Maryland State Parental Information & Resource Center (MD PIRC)