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Currently, due to COVID-19 school closures, Rocking Horse Road Center is closed, and registration is suspended. More information will be coming soon regarding how to apply remotely.
The MCPS Prekindergarten/Head Start program serves low-income families with children who will be four years old by September 1, 2020. This includes children with disabilities. There are limited spaces available in certain areas of Germantown, Rockville, and Takoma Park for Head Start income-eligible children who will be three years old by September 1, 2020.
To enroll in the four-year-old program for the 2020-2021 school year, children must be four years old by September 1, 2020.
Registration for the 2020-2021 school year will begin on March 2, 2020.
Walk-in applications are accepted Monday through Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m at
Rocking Horse Road Center 4910 Macon Road, Room 143Rockville, Maryland 20852
Appointments are available if preferred. Call 240-740-4530 for an appointment.
Applications are not accepted on a first come, first served basis. However, registration before July 31 is strongly recommended to ensure timely processing of your application.
Also, applications will be accepted on selected weekday evenings and Saturdays as well as at other community locations, including a number of elementary schools.List of Community Locations and Extended Hours for Prekindergarten/Head Start RegistrationList of Registration Dates at Schools
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For additional information about the MCPS Prekindergarten and Head Start programs:Phone: 240-740-4530TTY Phone Number: 301-230-5462