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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!

Kindergarten Curriculum

Unit 1:  Take a New Step

Students will listen to, and discuss, a variety of literary and informational texts while using three guiding questions: How can we get along with new friends?, How do baby animals move?, and How can your sense help you learn?, to explore the essential question.

 Unit 2: Let’s Explore

Students will listen to, and discuss, a variety of literary and informational texts while using three guiding questions: How do tools help us explore?,  What shapes do you see around you?, and What kind of bugs do you know about?, to explore the essential question.

 Unit 3: Going Places

Students will listen to, and discuss, a variety of literary and informational texts while using three guiding questions: What rules do we follow in different places?,  What are the different sounds we hear?, and What places do you go during the week?, to explore the essential question.

 Unit 4: Around the Neighborhood

Students will listen to, and discuss, a variety of literary and informational texts while using three guiding questions: What do people use to do their jobs?, Who are your neighbors?, and How can people help to make your community better?, to explore the essential question.

 Unit 5: Wonders of Nature

Students will listen to, and discuss, a variety of literary and informational texts while using three guiding questions: What do living things need to grow?,  How do living things change as they grow?, and What kinds of things grow on a farm?, to explore the essential question.

 Unit 6: Weather for All Seasons

Students will listen to, and discuss, a variety of literary and informational texts while using three guiding questions: How are seasons different?, What happens in different kinds of weather?, and How can you be safe in bad weather?, to explore the essential question.

 Unit 7: The Animal Kingdom

Students will listen to, and discuss, a variety of literary and informational texts while using three guiding questions: How are some animals alike and some different?, How do you take care of different types of pets?, and Where do animals live?, to explore the essential question.

 Unit 8: From Here to There

Students will listen to, and discuss, a variety of literary and informational texts while using three guiding questions: What can help you go from here to there?, What do you know about our country?, and What do you see in the sky?, to explore the essential question.

 Unit 9: How Things Change

Students will listen to, and discuss, a variety of literary and informational texts while using three guiding questions: How can you help out at home?, How can you be a good citizen?, and How can things in nature be used to make things new?, to explore the essential question.

 Unit 10: Thinking Outside the Box

Students will listen to, and discuss, a variety of literary and informational texts while using three guiding questions: What can happen when we work together?, How are things alike and different?, and What ideas can you suggest to protect the environment, to explore the essential question.

Click here to view the Kindergarten Year at a Glance document





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