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2022 – 2023 Applications

The 2022 – 2023 Pre-Kindergarten and Head Start Common Applications now open!

Apply today!

The Pre-kindergarten programs provide high-quality early learning experiences to help children develop basic skills and concepts necessary for success in kindergarten. Acceptance in a Pre-Kindergarten/Head Start program is based on age, income, risk factors, and eligibility.

  • A child must be 3 years old on or before September 1, 2022 to apply for PreK 3 or Head
    Start 3.
  • A child must be 4 years old on or before September 1, 2022 to apply for PreK 4 or Head
    Start 4.

Parents/Guardians may contact their home school for guidance on registering a student for the current (2021 – 2022) school year.

For more information on Pre-Kindergarten and Head Start, please contact

Department of Equity, Engagement, and Early Access

(301) 475-5511, ext. 32136

Learn more about registration.


The Department of Equity, Engagement and Early Access has oversight for a variety of federally and state/locally funded programs.

  • Early Childhood programs include Pre-Kindergarten, the Judy Center, and Head Start. Please click on the appropriate link to learn more.
  • Title I is a federally funded program for economically disadvantaged children. We serve five elementary schools in the Lexington Park corridor including George Washington Carver, Green Holly, Greenview Knolls, Lexington Park, and Park Hall Elementary Schools. Please click on the Title I link to learn more.

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