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 2021-2020 school year will be posted here in mid-March 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: earlyentrance@fcps.org 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

Contacts

Leslie Frei
Office 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
Administrative Secretary

(301) 696-6864
Fax:  301-644-4139

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