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Pre-K Program | Caroline County Public Schools (CCPS)

Pre-K Program


CCPS’s pre-kindergarten is a high-quality, full-day pre-kindergarten program. The comprehensive curriculum taught by certified staff supports early learning and school readiness and provides experiences that fosters a child’s academic, social, emotional and physical development.


Children are eligible for pre-K under the following conditions:

  • The child must be four years old on or before September 1.
  • Automatic eligibility for a prekindergarten program will occur when a child meets the age of entry guidelines and is at least one of the following:
    • Is from an economically disadvantaged background (i.e., eligible for free or reduced-price meal program as established by the U.S. Department of Agriculture)
    • Is homeless or in foster care

Children who do not meet the automatic criteria for eligibility will be considered for enrollment based upon availability of space and prioritized criteria. As with automatic eligibility, children must first meet the age of entry guidelines. If space is available, parent/guardian letters for acceptance of students not meeting automatic criteria will be mailed mid to late August.

How to Apply

Parents/guardians must complete the Pre-K application. Once completed and returned to school, Pre-K applications will be kept confidential and will be reviewed by school administration. Applications will be approved if it is determined students meet first priority criteria. If approved, the school will contact the family to register their child for Pre-K in the upcoming school year.


Angela Gebert
Supervisor of Instruction