2020-2021 Pre-Kindergarten and Head Start Update

St. Mary’s County Public Schools will deliver all instruction virtually for the next three weeks, November 16 – December 4, 2020. This includes all students enrolled in Pre-Kindergarten 3, Pre-Kindergarten 4 and the Head Start Programs at Benjamin Banneker and Greenview Knolls Elementary.

Acceptance of new or current 3 or 4-year-old students on the Priority 2 Waitlist will remain on hold until December 4, 2020. At that time, additional information regarding in-person and virtual instruction will be announced by the Superintendent. New information regarding Priority 2 waitlisted students will be announced after December 4, 2020 for the 2020-2021 school year.


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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