Early Childhood Education

Division of Early Childhood Programs and Services

Resources for Parents & Students

Prekindergarten and Head Start

Public preschool programs for income eligible children


Kindergarten information and how to prepare your child for school


What you can expect your child will learn in school

Early Entrance Procedures

How to apply for early entrance to Kindergarten and Grade 1

Judy Centers

Early childhood centers promoting school readiness

Early Childhood Advisory Council (ECAC)

The council will be working collaboratively to plan, implement and assess activities focused on ensuring that all young children (birth through age 5) of Montgomery County arrive at school fully ready to learn.

Contact Us

Early Childhood Programs and Services
Rocking Horse Road Center
4910 Macon Road, Room 200
Rockville, Maryland 20852
Phone: 301-230-0676
Fax: 301-230-3052


DECPS Staff Contact List

OCIP Support to Schools Contact List







Useful Links

MCPS Call Center 

Resource for additonal information about MCPS programs and services

Child Find  

Educational services for young children with disabilities


Resource for locating childcare services in Montgomery County

 Community resource guide for preschool children and their families Adobe PDF icon square 

Listing of resources available for young children and their families | En Español Adobe PDF icon square 

Ready at Five
Resources to support children's school readiness

Maryland Healthy Beginnings 

Resources to support child development and learning from birth through age three

Maryland State Department of Education Division of Early Childhood Development 

Information about statewide early childhood programs and initiatives

For Staff


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