The application process for the 2022-2023 school year is expected to start Friday, April 1, 2022.

Kindergarten Early Entrance

A child must turn five years of age between September 2 and October 16.

The application process for the 2021-2022 school year is now closed.

Not sure of your child's home school? Check the boundary maps or contact Student Services at 301-644-5238.

Revised Process for 2021-2022

  1. Review the video that will walk you through the process.
  2. Complete the online parent application. Submit the completed online parent application to the following email address: no later than 4PM on Tuesday, June 1, 2021.
  3. Once the Early Childhood Education Office receives the completed online parent application, we will contact you to schedule the assessment.
  4. Assessments  will be held at FCPS Central Office 191 East Street Frederick, MD 21701. 
  5. It is not necessary for children to study or prepare for the early entry assessment.
  • The assessment will take approximately 20-30 minutes and will be administered by a trained examiner.
  • The assessment is administered only 1 time to each child. Child cannot be retested for any reason.
  • The assessment includes a variety of activities that measure each child’s ability in the following domains: Reading/Language Arts, Mathematical Thinking, Personal and Social Emotional Development.
  1. Students assessed between April 6th-May 14th will be emailed or mailed notification of acceptance or denial on May 17th.  Students assessed on or after May 17th will receive notification of acceptance or denial within 10 business days of testing date, via email or mail.


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Sandy Truax
Administrative Assistant

(240) 236-8835

Sheila Kahler
ECE Grant Manager

(301) 696-6864
Fax 301-644-4139

Christy Donnelly
Teacher Specialist for Early Childhood Education

(301) 644-5253

Kelly Robbins
Teacher Specialist for Early Childhood Education

(301) 644-5331

Leslie Frei
Supervisor of Early Childhood Education and Judy Centers

(301) 696-6914

Kathleen Allen
Coordinator for Early Childhood Education & Judy Centers
(301) 696-6809