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SCHOOL SYSTEM SET TO OPEN FOUR MORE HALF-DAY PREKINDERGARTEN PROGRAMS IN 2015-2016 SCHOOL YEAR

To further address the needs of the growing population of its youngest learners, Anne Arundel County Public Schools will open four new half-day prekindergarten sites in the 2015-2016 school year.

Sites will be established at Riviera Beach, Overlook, Odenton, and Severn elementary schools. Each site will accommodate up to 40 children, who will be split into morning and afternoon sessions.

Registration for these sites will open on Monday, May 4, 2015. Registration must be done in person at the school in which the child will be enrolled.

Children enrolling in prekindergarten must be 4 years old by September 1, 2015. The following documents are required when registering a child for prekindergarten:

  • The child’s original birth certificate or birth record
  • A copy of the child’s immunization record
  • Two proofs of residency (rental or mortgage agreement and current utility bill)

Public prekindergarten programs in Maryland are designed to improve the school readiness of children who are economically disadvantaged or homeless. If seats remain, schools may enroll students with other readiness needs. Those applying for prekindergarten due to economic need must provide income eligibility verification by submitting one of the following:

  • Federal Income Tax Return (1040 statement) along with documentation related to other sources of income such as child support and/or rental income
  • Current award letter for Temporary Cash Assistance or Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program

For assistance in locating your assigned school, click on the Locate Your School link on the AACPS website, www.aacps.org, or contact the AACPS Planning Office at 410-439-5683 or planningoffice@aacps.org.

Information about enrollment, prekindergarten programs, alternative programs, and Levels of Maturity Waivers can be found at www.aacps.org/earlychildhood/pre_kind.asp. Information about the recommended immunizations for children entering school is available at www.cdc.gov/vaccines/.

AACPS operates 44 other prekindergarten sites across the county. Registration for those sites opened in February.

Parents/guardians with further questions or individual concerns can contact the Anne Arundel County Public Schools Early Childhood Office at 410-222-5441.