AACPS provides high-quality, developmentally appropriate , early childhood programs that educate the whole child in an inclusive environment honoring all children's limitless potential and individual differences.
- 3-Year-Old and 4-Year-Old Prekindergarten Application Window opens May 3, 2022.
- Kindergarten Registration begins on April 5, 2022.
- Early Admission to Kindergarten Applications were accepted from April 5- May 30, 2022. We are no longer accepting applications for the 2022-2023 school year.
Beginning this year, eligible families will be provided the opportunity to enroll their child in the Maryland Prekindergarten Program and choose from several different settings. Prekindergarten for 3-year- olds and 4-year- olds in Anne Arundel County will be available in elementary schools and in private provider settings. A list of the private Providers will be posted on this website as soon as Anne Arundel County is notified of the participating providers. The options for private providers are based on the eligible private providers who applied and received grants to participate this year from the Maryland State Department of Education. Parents may also choose a child care program through LOCATE: Child Care, a free and confidential referral service that helps families find the best child care program to meet their needs: https://www.marylandfamilynetwork.org/for-parents/locate-child-care
These standards help our students to acquire the knowledge and skills needed to thrive in a competitive 21st century economy and create consistent learning goals across the state, regardless of where students live.
Getting Your Young Child Ready for School