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Kindergarten is required for all students living in the state of Maryland. According to COMAR 13A.08.01.02, Age of School Attendance, a child is eligible to enroll in Kindergarten when he/she turns 5 years old on or before September 1 of the year in which the child is seeking enrollment.

Parents should contact their neighborhood elementary school to register their child for Kindergarten. Schools begin registering students for Kindergarten in the spring, and continue to accept registrations throughout the summer.

Early Admission to Kindergarten (students born between September 2 and October 14)

Kindergarten Volunteers Wanted! 

Baltimore County Public Schools (BCPS) has formed a partnership with Baltimore County Volunteers (BCV) to help place volunteers in Baltimore County elementary schools to assist students in kindergarten through their first year of public school. Please click here to visit the BCV Kindergarten Classroom Volunteers Initiative web page for more information and to obtain a registration form!

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