Early Childhood Education

Charles County Public Schools’ Early Childhood programs are intended to provide eligible young children with the skills, knowledge, and behaviors they will need to be successful in Kindergarten and beyond. 

For more information about the various programs we offer, click here to see the links at the bottom of this page.

For more information about Kindergarten, see the individual pages for each curricular area.

Maryland Early Learning Standards

Click on any of the links below to read the standards for children ages 1-5 years.

Early Childhood Programs

Ages: Birth - 5 years

4-Year Old

Preschool program for eligible 4-year-olds, available in all schools. Applications must be submitted, with priority for admission going to children whose families are homeless or economically disadvantaged.


See eligibility requirements and necessary information for Kindergarten registration.  Also find information pertaining to early entrance.

Judy Center

Serving families of qualifying schools, by  working together with community partners to ensure that children are socially, emotionally and physically ready for first grade.