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    Those uncomfortable or unable to enroll online may call the 3-Year-Old Prekindergarten school of enrollment to make an appointment.

    Haga clic aquí para obtener un formulario en español 

    Aquellos que no se sientan cómodos o que no puedan inscribirse por internet puden llamar a la escuela del prekinder para hacer una cita.

    Learn more about site locations. Learn more about a day in 3-year-old Prekindergarten. 

    AACPS is required to offer prekindergarten enrollment to families who qualify under the priority enrollment qualifications set forth in the Blueprint. These qualifications, in priority order, are:

    • Household income at or below 300% of the Federal Poverty Level (FPL) based on the Federal Poverty Guidelines or families experiencing homelessness.
    • Students with active Individualized Education Plans or Individualized Family Service Plan.
    • Home language other than English.

    Children enrolling in 3-Year-Old Prekindergarten must be 3-years-old on or by September 1, 2024. The first step for applying to our 3-Year-Old Prekindergarten is to complete the online application. Registration must be done by a parent or legal guardian and proof of identification must be uploaded along with the completed online application. No additional documentation is uploaded with the application.  After your application is reviewed, which could take several weeks, and seats remain after enrollment of students in the above categories, schools may enroll students with other readiness needs at the beginning of October.  When offered a seat in the program, families applying for prekindergarten must provide:

      • Proof of identification of the person submitting enrollment documentation (must be a parent or legal guardian)
      • The student’s original birth certificate or birth record.
      • A copy of the student’s immunization record.
      • Two proofs of residency (rental or mortgage agreement and current utility bill).
      • Custody order (if applicable).

    Additionally, families must verify their income eligibility when offered a seat by submitting one of the following:

      • Federal Income Tax Return (1040 statement), W2 or a C/1099 along with documentation related to other sources of income such as child support and/or rental income for each adult in the household
      • Current award letter for Temporary Cash Assistance
      • Current award letter for Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program
      • Documentation for foster care
      • McKinney-Vento Program Enrollment Form

    Each elementary school in AACPS now has an assigned 3-year-old prekindergarten location.  Families will be offered a seat in the program at the closest prekindergarten location with availability.

    Families who do not have internet access or who need additional assistance completing an application should contact the school at which they intend to enroll their student. School staff are able to assist families with completion of the online application.

    Information about the recommended immunizations for children entering school is available at www.cdc.gov/vaccines/.

    Families with further questions or individual concerns can contact the Anne Arundel County Public Schools Early Childhood Office at earlychildhood@aacps.org.

    Full-day 3-Year-Old Prekindergarten programs are offered at some elementary schools.  A non-mandated program funded by the state, prekindergarten opportunities are based on the economic needs of the student and other Maryland State Department of Education criteria.

    Public 3-Year-Old Prekindergarten may not be used as an alternative to kindergarten. Applications are limited to students that qualify under income guidelines, have an active IEP, and/or speak a home language other than English. Some schools may have waiting lists.