Registration for the three-year-old program begins April 13

Registration for the three-year-old program begins April 13

Registration for the Charles County Public Schools (CCPS) three-year-old program begins Monday, April 13 at county Title I elementary schools. Interested parents must schedule an appointment at their child’s zoned elementary school to complete the application process for the 2015-16 school year. Applications will be accepted by appointment only, and CCPS is no longer registering children in the three-year-old program on a first come, first serve basis.

The three-year-old program is located at C. Paul Barnhart, Indian Head, Mt. Hope/Nanjemoy, J.P. Ryon, Dr. Samuel A. Mudd and Eva Turner elementary schools. The program serves Title I elementary schools and students must reside within Title I school zones to be eligible. Title I is a federal program that provides funding to schools based on the percentage of students qualifying for free and reduced price meals.

Children must attend the appointment with their parent, and will participate in an observation and skill assessment. Additionally, completing the application process does not guarantee enrollment in the program. Children admitted to the three-year-old program must meet the following guidelines:

  • Reside in a Title I school zone;
  • Qualify for free- and reduced-price meals;
  • Demonstrate an academic need; and
  • Must be three-years-old on or before Sept. 1.

No appointments will be made before April 13. Contact the Charles County Public Schools Title I Office at 301-934-7408 with questions or for additional information. Parents can find out what school their address is zoned for by using the School Locator feature of the website at Contact the department of student services at 301-934-7326 if you need information about registering a child who is moving to the area.

Charles County Public Schools provides 26,500 students in grades prekindergarten through 12 with an academically challenging education. Located in Southern Maryland, Charles County Public Schools has 36 schools that offer a technologically advanced, progressive and high quality education that builds character, equips for leadership and prepares students for life, careers and higher education.

The Charles County public school system does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age or disability in its programs, activities or employment practices. For inquiries, please contact Dr. Patricia Vaira, Title IX/ADA/Section 504 Coordinator (students) or Pamela K. Murphy, Title IX/ADA/Section 504 coordinator (employees/ adults), at Charles County Public Schools, Jesse L. Starkey Administration Building, P.O. Box 2770, La Plata, MD 20646; 301-932-6610/301-870-3814. For special accommodations call 301-934-7230 or TDD 1-800-735-2258 two weeks prior to the event.

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