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EMERGENCY MESSAGE: 3/21/2018 at 6:57 PM -- Refresh page to update message

Montgomery County Public Schools will open two hours late on Thursday, March 22, 2018, due to emergency weather conditions. Bus service will be provided on a two-hour-delayed schedule. Morning prekindergarten, morning half-day Head Start, other morning half-day programs and field trips are canceled. Other activities and programs that begin at 10:50 a.m. or earlier are canceled. Administrative offices will open on time. Day care programs in school buildings may remain open as scheduled. MCPS will continue to monitor the roadways and, if school closure is necessary, an announcement will be made by 7:00 a.m.

MENSAJES DE EMERGENCIA: 3/21/2018, 6:57 PM -- Refresque la página para actualizar mensaje

Las Escuelas Públicas del Condado de Montgomery (MCPS) abrirán dos horas más tarde el jueves, 22 de marzo de 2018 debido a las condiciones del tiempo. El servicio de autobús escolar será provisto con dos horas de retraso. Los programas de prekindergarten, los programas de Head Start en la mañana, otros programas de medio día durante horas de la mañana y excursiones escolares quedan canceladas. Actividades y programas que comienzan a las 10:50 a.m. o antes quedan canceladas. Las oficinas administrativas abrirán en horario regular. Los programas de cuidado infantil en los edificios escolares podrán abrir en horario regular. MCPS continuará monitoreando las condiciones en las carreteras y, de ser necesario un cierre escolar, se hará un anuncio a las 7:00 a.m.

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Provide data on how many eligible prekindergarten students are not being served by MCPS programs.

Question#: 56



The Division of Early Childhood Programs and Services has a comprehensive program that uses media, community forums and events, and collaboration with a wide range of agencies to ensure that eligible children enroll in our prekindergarten and Head Start programs. The division screens families that apply for enrollment in the prekindergarten and Head Start programs based on their children’s age and family income eligibility based on Free and Reduced Price Meals (FARMs) criteria. All age and income eligible children whose parents request a prekindergarten experience for their child are placed. However, participation in prekindergarten programs for 4-year-old children is not mandatory and currently, there is no data that is readily available to capture how many prekindergarten students are not being served by MCPS.

Eligible children may not enroll in prekindergarten and Head Start classes for a variety of reasons. Some children are enrolled in private child care programs using Women, Infants and Children child care subsidy vouchers provided by the state. Other children are in home child care settings or in informal child care arrangements based on their families’ child care needs.


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