The Baltimore County Public Schools Prekindergarten Program provides learning experiences that address the cognitive, linguistic, social, emotional, and physical needs of young children. BCPS offers both full day or half day sessions at designated schools and follow the same schedule for the school year as other grades.

Children who will be 4 years old on or before September 1 are eligible to be screened for Prekindergarten. Prekindergarten screening and registration occurs at all elementary schools in Baltimore County, beginning in March. Interested parents should contact their neighborhood school regarding program availability and specific dates and procedures for prekindergarten screening. Parents may also call the Office of Early Childhood Programs at 443-809-4313 for more information.

Prekindergarten Registration Forms

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

Prekindergarten Program Introduction Videos - click on the links below to view the video in multiple languages

English Prekindergarten Introduction Video
Spanish Prekindergarten Introduction Video
Arabic Prekindergarten Introduction Video
Burmese Prekindergarten Introduction Video
Chinese Prekindergarten Introduction Video
Urdu Prekindergarten Introduction Video
Yoruba Prekindergarten Introduction Video

Prekindergarten Curriculum

Unit 1: All About Pre-K
Welcome to School, Our Classroom, Let's Be Friends, Getting Along

Unit 2:  All About Me
All About Me, My Feelings, My Body, My Family

Unit 3:  My Community
In the Community, My Community, Community Helpers, Helping My Community

Unit 4: Let’s Investigate
I'm a Detective, My Detective Tools, Making Comparisons, Moving Along

Unit 5: Amazing Animals
I Know Animals, Animals at Home, Comparing Animals, How Animals Move

Unit 6:  Growing and Changing
Animals Change, Plants Change, People Change, Living Things Change

Unit 7: The Earth and Sky
My World, Outside My Window, Day and Night, Taking Care of the World

Unit 8: Healthy Food Healthy Body
Being Healthy, Healthy Foods, Healthy Fun, Staying Healthy

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