are informed of student achievement/growth during the fall and spring
parent/teacher conferences. Progress Reports indicate "consistently
demonstrating", "progressing, and "needs development" for specific
skills in listening/speaking, reading, writing, math, science, social
studies, technology, social emotional growth, and psycho-motor
pre-kindergarten curriculum correlates to the Maryland Content
Standards. Anne Arundel County Public Schools’ pre-kindergartens use the
Open Court Reading© and the Growing with Mathematics© programs.
Pre-kindergarten is a 5-day a week program. To have a successful
pre-kindergarten experience, children, need to attend school on a
regular basis so that there is continuity. They also need to be
self-sufficient in the use of the bathroom. The teacher and the
assistant are not responsible for helping children in the bathroom.
Please purchase clothing that your child can manage independently. For
Toilet training information
calendar for pre-kindergarten follows the school calendar for Anne
Arundel County Public Schools for vacations, early dismissals and
conferences. The school calendar is available
AACPS home page.
will be an average of 20 children in each class. The ratio of adults to
children is 2 adults to 20 children. There will be a teacher and an
instructional assistant in each class.
structure of the pre-kindergarten schedule does not include naptime.
Since the day is very structured, is important that children get a good
night’s sleep and arrive on time. A "quiet learning time" is scheduled
for full day students. During this time, children refresh themselves
for the afternoon activities.
pre-kindergarten school year begins with parent/teacher conferences in
August followed by staggered opening days. Notification of these dates
and times will be mailed to registered students during the summer. The
first day for all students is on the
AACPS school calendar.
Parent/teacher conferences will also be held in November and May for all
students and in January as needed.
routes are used to determine assignments to morning or afternoon
sessions. If you are providing transportation there may be some
flexibility in assigning a child to morning or afternoon sessions.
child is a bus rider you should receive a nametag for your child at the
parent/teacher conference. Make sure that his/her bus number and bus
stop are clearly written. For your child’s safety, it is important that
he/she wear the tag. This helps the bus driver make certain that your
child reaches the correct stop. We ask that the parent arrange for
someone to meet the student at the bus stop each day. Bus stop
information will be published in the local paper prior to the opening of
school or you may call your home school for clarification.
Meals in School
Half day pre-kindergarten may have a scheduled time for snack. Schools
handle the snack program in a variety of ways. Some schools collect a
fee and provide a daily snack for the entire class. Other schools have
the children bring a snack from home. (Choose packaging that your child
can open/close himself.) The teacher will inform you about snack prior
to the opening of school.
optional breakfast program is available through the cafeteria. The
school will inform you of the policy and procedures for obtaining
pre-kindergarten students will have lunch at school. If your child will
be buying lunch, you may wish to preview the menu choices with him/her.
(Keeping a menu on the refrigerator may be useful.)