Kindergarten Early Entrance

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

The application process for the 2020-2021 school year is now closed. FCPS is no longer accepting online applications.

Updates for the 2021-2022 school year will be posted here April 1, 2021.

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

Revised Process for 2020-2021

  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: by Monday, July 27, 2020.
  3. Once the Early Childhood Education Office receives the completed online parent application, we will contact you to schedule the assessment.
  4. If the Covid-19 guidelines set forth by the state of Maryland allow, the assessment will be held at FCPS Staff Development Center @ 44 W. Frederick Street, Walkersville, MD on the following dates: August 3-6 and August 10-13.
  5. It is not necessary for children to study or prepare for the early entry assessment.
  • The assessment will take approximately 1 hour 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. Parents will be notified within 2 business days of the assessment results by email through the Early Childhood Education Office


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

Christy Donnelly
Teacher Specialist for Early Childhood Education

Kelly Robbins
Teacher Specialist for Early Childhood Education

Sheila Kahler
ECE Grant Manager
Acting Administrative Secretary

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