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Prekindergarten & Head Start

You may still apply for Prekindergarten/Head Start for this school year 2022-2023. Apply online or visit Rocking Horse Road Center, Monday through Friday from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm. 

Applications for Fall 2023 and the school year 2023-2024 will be accepted after MARCH 1, 2023. You may apply online or visit one of our convenient locations:

  • Rocking Horse Road Center, 4910 Macon Rd, Rockville, MD 20852. Monday through Friday from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm
  • Up County Regional Services Center, 12900 Middlebrook Rd, 3rd Floor, Germantown, MD 20874. Monday through Friday, March 1 - 31, 2023, from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm; extended hours Wednesdays March 1, 8, 15, 22 and 29, 2023, until 7:00 pm
  • White Oak Community Center, 1700 April Lane, Silver Spring, MD 20904. Mondays and Fridays, March 3 - 31, 2023, from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm and Wednesdays , March 1, 8, 15, 22 and 29, 2023 from 2:00 pm to 7:00 pm
  • East Community Center, 3310 Gateshead Manor Way, Silver Spring, MD 20904. Tuesdays and Thursdays, March 2 - 30, 2023, from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm
  • Long Branch Community Center, 8700 Piney Branch Rd, Silver Spring, MD 20901. Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, March 1 -31, 2023 from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm
  • Gwendolyn Coffield Community Center, 2450 Lyttonsville Rd, Silver Spring, MD 20910. Tuesdays and Thursdays, March 2 - 30, 2023, from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm

Additional updates will be made, so please check the website frequently! 


Todavia puede aplicar para Prekindergarten/Head Start para el año escolar 2022-2023. Puede hacerlo en linea o visite Rocking Horse Road Center, de lunes a viernes de 9:00 am a 4:00 pm.

 Aplicaciones para el Otoño 2023 y el año escolar 2023-2024 seran aceptadas a partir del 1 de MARZO del 2023. Usted puede aplicar en linea o visitar una de las convenientes ubicaciones:

  • Rocking Horse Road Center, 4910 Macon Rd, Rockville, MD 20852. Lunes a Viernes de 9:00 am a 4:00 pm
  • Up County Regional Services Center, 12900 Middlebrook Rd, Tercer Piso, Germantown, MD 20874. Lunes a Viernes, Marzo 1 al 31, 2023, de 9:00 am a 4:00 pm; horario extendido los Miercoles, Marzo 1, 8, 15, 22 y 29, 2023, hasta las 7:00 pm
  • White Oak Community Center, 1700 April Lane, Silver Spring, MD 20904. Lunes y Viernes, Marzo 3 al 31, 2023, de 9:00 am a 4:00 pm y Miercoles, Marzo 1, 8, 15, 22 y 29, 2023, de 2:00 pm a 7:00 pm
  • East Community Center, 3310 Gateshead Manor Way, Silver Spring, MD 20904. Martes y Jueves, Marzo 2 al 30, 2023, de 10:00 am a 4:00 pm
  • Long Branch Community Center, 8700 Piney Branch Rd, Silver Spring, MD 20901. Lunes, Miercoles y Viernes, Marzo 1 al 31, 2023, de 9:00 am a 4:00 pm
  • Gwendolyn Coffield Community Center, 2450 Lyttonsville Rd, Silver Spring, MD 20910. Martes y Jueves, Marzo 2 al 30, 2023, de 9:00 am a 4:00 pm

Se haran actualizaciones adicionales, por favor revise el sitio web frecuentemente!

 


Families can use the following methods to register:

Are you new to MCPS? You will need to create a ParentVue account here or use the QR code: 
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Create a new ParentVUE account

Are you already an MCPS parent/guardian? Follow this link to register online or use the QR code: 
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1. You can use your ParentVUE account to access Online Registration.

2. I f you don’t have a ParentVUE account, contact your home school

and they will provide you with your activation letter.

Use your ParentVUE account

About Prekindergarten and Head Start

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, 2022 and families must meet income guidelines, slightly higher than regular prekindergarten guidelines.

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Common Questions

Are the programs all-day or half day?

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.

Where are the programs located?

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.

What are the components of the program?

  • Cognitively stimulating curriculum with a strong emphasis on literacy and mathematics
  • Age-appropriate science, social studies, art, music, technology and physical education experiences
  • Attention to the whole child, including his/her social, emotional, and physical/motor development
  • Family involvement including regular communication as well as opportunities and encouragement for parents to be engaged in their children's education
  • Health, dental, nutrition, and family support services provided

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