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Early Childhood Education

Division of Early Childhood Programs and Services

Resources for Parents

Prekindergarten and Head Start
Public preschool programs for income eligible children

Kindergarten information and how to prepare your child for school

What you can expect your child will learn in school

Early Entrance Procedures
How to apply for early entrance to kindergarten and Grade 1

Judy Centers
Early childhood centers promoting school readiness

Early Childhood Coordinating Council (ECCC)
The council will be working collaboratively to plan, implement and assess activities focused on ensuring that all young children (birth through age five) of Montgomery County arrive at school fully ready to learn.

Early Childhood Title I Virtual Wellness Center 
The Early Childhood and Title I offices have combined our efforts to bring you a resource that will assist in providing mindfulness, creativity, movement and overall well being. 
Las oficinas de Educación Infantil y Título I han combinado nuestros esfuerzos para brindarle un recurso que le ayudará a brindar atención, creatividad, movimiento y bienestar general. 

Useful Links

Resource for additional information about MCPS programs and services

Child Find
Educational services for young children with disabilities

Resource for locating childcare services in Montgomery County

Community resource guide for preschool children and their families
Listing of resources available for young children and their families | En Español

Ready at Five
Resources to support children's school readiness

Maryland Healthy Beginnings
Resources to support child development and learning from birth through age three

Maryland State Department of Education Division of Early Childhood Development
Information about statewide early childhood programs and initiatives

Contact Us

Early Childhood Programs and Services
Rocking Horse Road Center
4910 Macon Road, Room 200
Rockville, Maryland 20852

Phone: 240-740-4530
Fax: 301-230-3052

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