EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION

For New Families

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Our Program Offers

  • Full-day, year-round high-quality education
  • Head Start and Prekindergarten programs to income eligible 3-to-5-year-old children
  • Family-Centered support services
  • Family engagement services and events
  • Career coaching
  • Nutrition counseling for the entire family
  • Access to energy and housing assistance
  • Access to the Howard County Food Bank
  • Services to children: Speech/language therapy, occupational therapy, mental and behavioral health support, hearing, vision and dental screenings
  • Accreditation by Maryland State Department of Education, National Association for the Education of Young Children, National Head Start Association

Enrollment Information

  • Applications accepted all year.
  • Children must be four years old by September 1 of the current year to enroll in prekindergarten.
  • Children must be three years old to enroll mixed-age classrooms.

School Documents

To Enroll Your Child

Child’s Proof of Age (Birth Certificate or Passport)
Income Verification for the previous 12 months (W-2 or 1040 Form or Pay Stubs or Supplemental Security Income or Temporary Cash Assistance)
Proof of residency in Howard County (Lease or utility bill with your name on it in the last 30 days)