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PLEASE NOTE: The process has changed for registering children in kindergarten for the 2021-2022 school year. Kindergarten registration will be online through the ParentVUE portal.
All elementary schools with kindergarten classes offer a full-day kindergarten program.
(There are six elementary schools that do not serve grades K-2.)
You will need to create a ParentVue account here. After creating a ParentVUE account, you will be prompted to register when you first log in.
Follow this link to register online.
Questions? Here is helpful information on how to Get Started with Kindergarten Online Registration.
Easy access to the registration process is included on the flyers below:
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Learn more about the MCPS Kindergarten Program, read the Kindergarten Handbook and find downloadable forms here.
For the 2021-2022 school year, registration for Prekindergarten/Head Start programs, enrollment in Grades 1-12 and international student enrollment, can be completed in three ways:
Children age 5 by September 1 and not age 21 on the first day of school are eligible for enrollment.
Age and Attendance Requirements
Contact International Admissions and Enrollment at 240-740-4500 to begin the enrollment process when:
You should register at the child's local school.
To determine what
the local school is for a specific address, check the School Assignment Locator or call the School Boundary
Information Line at 240-314-4710 between 9 a.m. - 12 p.m. weekdays.
Parents registering their children for the first time in a Montgomery
County public school must provide proof of age, identity, county
residency and immunizations, unless homeless. Required immunizations must be completed within 20 days of registration.
Students who have previously attended school should bring their
latest report card, if available. Students receiving special education
services should bring a copy of the current Individualized Education
Examples of acceptable verification documentation
Enrollment, Residency and Immunization Compliance
Questions regarding guardianship, residency status, and immunization requirements
Early Entrance Procedures
Information on early enrollment in kindergarten and grade 1
Division of Early Childhood Programs & Services
Information on kindergarten waivers and other processes
Prekindergarten & Head Start Programs
Preschool program for economically disadvantaged children
Preschool Education Program (PEP)
Educational services for young children with disabilities
Kindergarten information and resources