DTECPS → Prekindergarten Information
As schools remain closed due to COVID-19, Prekindergarten/Head Start offices at Rocking Horse Road Center remain closed. Please go to the blue box below that says "How to Register" and click on "MCPS Registration Survey" to begin your application.
Las escuelas permanecen cerradas por el COVID-19 y las oficinas de Prekindergarten/Head Start en Rocking Horse Road Center estan cerradas. Por favor, mire abajo en el rectangulo azul "How to Register/Cómo Matricular" y haga click en "MCPS Registration Survey" para empezar su solicitud.
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 113 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, 2021 and families must meet income guidelines, slightly higher than regular prekindergarten guidelines.
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Applications for Prekindergarten and Head Start Programs are currently being accepted during the COVID-19 school closure. Please click the link to begin the application process.
MCPS Registration Survey
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, 24 Prekindergarten classes in select schools will offer a full day.
Prekindergarten and Head Start programs are located in 65 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.
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This guide provides a program overview and other important information for parents of children enrolled in the prekindergarten and Head Start programs.
This guide provides descriptions and contact information for a variety of community resources available to preschool age children and their families.