Early Childhood Education
"The potential possibilities of any child are the most intriguing and stimulating in all creation." Ray Lyman Wilbur, 1875-1949
St. Mary's County Public Schools recognizes the value of high quality, four-year-old developmentally appropriate early learning experiences for children. All early childhood programs are taught by certificated teachers and are supported by credentialed para-educators. Bus transportation is provided. There is a variety of learning opportunities four-year-old students based on individual learning needs and risk factors. These programs include Head Start and Pre-Kindergarten. The Judy Center provides comprehensive family support services for children 0 to age 5 and their families residing in the George Washington Carver and Green Holly Elementary School zones. Kindergarten programs are available in each elementary school and are full day programs. Please take the appropriate link to learn more about early childhood programs in St. Mary’s County Public Schools.