The following are the Maryland State Department of Education age requirements for enrollment into kindergarten (Education Article, §7-101, Admission of Students, COMAR 13A.08.01.02, Age for School Attendance): Children admitted to the kindergarten program in the public school shall be at least five (5) years old on or before September 1 of the school year in which they apply for entrance.
Prince George's County Public Schools (PGCPS) online registration for the 2021-22 school year begins Tuesday, April 6, 2021. Parents/Guardians may register for kindergarten online.
While kindergarten registration may be accepted anytime, it is hoped that families will make a special effort to register early.
Children being considered for Early Entrance into Kindergarten must demonstrate kindergarten readiness by showing mastery of Prekindergarten standards in reading and math and striving efforts towards Kindergarten standards as measured by assessments administered by Prince George’s County Public School District.
The State of Maryland the Kindergarten Readiness Assessment (KRA) to learn more about children’s early learning experiences that will provide information to parents and kindergarten teachers that can be used to help children learn and grow. The KRA will be used by kindergarten teachers to measure what children know and can do when entering Kindergarten in the early learning areas of social skills, language and literacy, cognitive development, and physical well-being and motor development.
(This assessment will NOT determine whether a child can be enrolled in Kindergarten.)
There are three ways for a child to show what he or she knows and is able to do:
The Kindergarten teachers will have from the first day of school until November 10th to complete the Kindergarten Readiness Assessment. It will help them to tailor their instruction to the needs of each child. When the assessment is complete, teachers will have a report to share with families. The report will help families and teachers work as partners so that our children are successful in school.
For more information, please visit R4K: Maryland’s Early Childhood Comprehensive Assessment System