Registering for Pre-k

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    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 will be four years old by September 1, 2018, congratulations! It's time to register for pre-k!

    Registration opens on April 16, 2018. Please note that space in pre-k programs is limited.

    (Note: If you're looking to register for the current school year, please contact Enrollment, Choice, and Transfers at 410-396-8600.)

     

    How to register


    To register at your neighborhood school, simply follow these steps: 
    1. Find your school by using the Neighborhood School Locator and find out about charter schools that might be right for your child and family.

    2. Fill out the application.

    3. Gather all the paperwork you need to begin the registration process, including a birth certificate or other government-issued document showing your child’s birth date and two proofs of primary residence dated within 30 days.

      To complete registration, you will also need to show your child’s immunization record, lead test certificate, most recent physical exam, and if eligible, proof of guardianship and Individualized Education Program (IEP).

    4. On or after April 16, take the registration form and paperwork with you to your neighborhood school. (Pre-k classes fill up quickly, so plan to register your child early!)

    If you’re interested in applying for a charter school, contact that school directly to ask about their registration process. 
     
    Important dates to keep in mind: 
     
    April 16:
    • Pre-k and kindergarten registration opens 
    • Schools start enrolling Priority 1 pre-k students (see pre-k eligibility requirements)

    April 16 - May 25:

    • Window to apply for early admission to kindergarten

    July 1:

    • Schools start enrolling Priority 2 students (see pre-k eligibility requirements)

    August 1 - 15:

    • Window to apply for early admission to pre-k

    September 4:

    • First day of school for all students

     

    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