Kindergarten Early Entrance

A child must turn five years of age between September 2 and October 16. More information coming soon.

The application process for the 2020-2021 school year, originally scheduled to begin at schools on Thursday, March 19th, is postponed until further notice.  FCPS will notify the public when applications will become available.

At that time, parents may go to their child's home school and ask for the application packet. Not sure of your child's home school?  Check the boundary maps or contact Student Services at 301-644-5238.

The following completed information from the application packet must be returned in order to be considered for testing:

  • Application completed by the parents.
  • Completed Early Entrance to Kindergarten Screening Form (to be completed by child's preschool teacher).
  • Letter from parent(s)/guardian(s) explaining why they feel the child is ready for kindergarten.
  • Also, the parent(s)/guardian(s) must meet with the school principal to discuss the early entry process, prior to the child being tested.

The Department of Early Childhood Education sends all acceptance/denial letters at the same time. Letters will be mailed out the week of June 15, 2020.


Catherine Nusbaum
Coordinator of Early Childhood Education and Judy Center

(301) 696-6864

Leslie Frei
Teacher Specialist

(301) 696-6809

Sheila Kahler
Administrative Secretary

(301) 696-6864
Fax:  301-644-4139