Countywide Prekindergarten/Head Start Application on Hold

The Department of Supplemental School Programs has oversight for a variety of federally and state/locally funded programs.

  • Early Childhood programs include Baby Talk, 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.
  • Charter schools are public schools that access state and local funds. In exchange for a high level of accountability, charter schools have autonomy for some decision making. SMCPS has one public charter school, Chesapeake Public Charter School. Please click on the Chesapeake Public Charter School link to learn more. View Policy and Regulations here.