Registering for Pre-k

  • High-quality early education provides a strong foundation for later success in school. In pre-k, children begin to discover and understand new information in the world around them, building skills they will use throughout their lives. And, in the group setting of the early learning classroom, they develop social and emotional skills.

    If your child was four years old by September 1, 2017, then you may be able to enroll your child in pre-k. Space in pre-k programs is limited, so please check with your local school to find out about availability.

    Children who turn four years old by September 1, 2018 can enroll in pre-k for the 2018-19 school year. Registration opens on April 16, 2018 and applications will be posted by the end of March.

    How to register

    To register, you'll need to follow these steps:

    1. Check to see your child's eligibility and enrollment priority
    2. Locate your neighborhood school and find out about charter schools that might be right for your child and family.
    3. To register at a neighborhood school for the current school year, fill out the registration formlink opens a PDF document. (If you are interested in a charter school for your child, please contact the school directly.)
    4. Gather the necessary paperwork, including
    5. Take the form and your paperwork to your neighborhood school. (Pre-k classes fill up quickly, so plan to register your child early!)
    Community Partner Pre-k Programs

    City Schools and the Maryland State Dept. of Education are proud to partner with the following organizations to provide pre-k at community-based programs. If you are interested in enrolling with a community partner, please reach out using the contact information below:

    A World of Friends School
    Address: 4701 Hazelwood Ave., Baltimore, MD 21206
    Phone: (443) 835-0738 

    Baltimore Montessori Public Charter School
    Address: 1600 Guilford Ave., Baltimore, MD 21202
    Phone: (410) 528-5393

    The Hearing and Speech Agency
    Address: 5900 Metro Dr., Baltimore, MD 21215
    Phone: (410) 318-6780

    Kennedy Krieger Institute, Center for Autism and Related Disorders (CARD)
    Address: 3901 Greenspring Ave., Baltimore, MD 21211
    Phone: (443) 923-7643 

    Koinonia Baptist Church
    Address: 5738 Belair Rd, Baltimore, MD 21206
    Phone: (410) 426-0288

    Little Flowers Early Childhood and Development Center, Inc.
    Address: 1526 North Fremont Ave., Baltimore, MD 21217
    Phone: (410) 728-2222

    St. Vincent de Paul of Baltimore
    Address: Multiple Locations
    Phone: (410) 276-5724

    Union Baptist Head Start
    Address: 1211 Druid Hill Ave., Baltimore, MD 21217
    Phone: (410) 523-8793

    Y of Central Maryland
    Address: Multiple Locations
    Phone: (410) 889-9622 x2135