Calvert County Public Schools is now accepting applications for the 2015-2016 school year. The pre-kindergarten program was developed by the Maryland State Department of Education (MSDE) to meet the needs of low-income students who may not have the necessary readiness skills to be successful in school. Students are selected based on the criteria and guidelines set by MSDE and Calvert County Public Schools.
Children must be four years old by September 1, 2015 to be considered for the pre-kindergarten program and must meet one of the following prioritized criteria. Children who meet the age eligibility and any of the criteria for the following categories should apply.
Child’s family must be eligible for free or reduced price meals
Homeless students are also eligible.
Child participated in State or Federal Early Childhood Programs.
English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL)
Other Academic (Educational) Needs
Preschool Special Education (student with IEP)
Child Find Referral
Child with demonstrated academic delay (as measured by a CCPS identified developmental assessment)
Families whose income is up to ten percent over the Free and Reduced Meals Income Guidelines
Applications will be processed and applicants will receive an eligibility determination letter. Students cannot be registered for pre-kindergarten until the application process has been completed.
Applicants meeting the income eligibility criteria in Category I will receive immediate notice of a pre-kindergarten assignment. Those who are eligible under Categories II and III will not receive notice of a pre-kindergarten assignment until September if slots are still available.
Applications can be obtained from:
Any elementary school
Calvert County Public Schools Central Office – Division of Instruction
For more information, contact Cheryl Yates, Supervisor of Early Childhood and Title I Programs at 410-535-7259.