The overall goal of pre-kindergarten is to provide learning experiences to help children develop and maintain the basic skills necessary to be successful in school. Queen Anne’s County Public Schools provides pre-kindergarten for all economically disadvantaged and homeless students that reach age four by September 1 in accordance with COMAR requirements. After the initial enrollment of these children, remaining vacancies are filled by children who exhibit a lack of readiness in one or more of the following areas: personal and social development, language and literacy, mathematical and scientific thinking, social studies, the arts, and physical development and health.
Kindergarten is a full-day mandatory program for all students who reach the age of five by September 1 in accordance with COMAR requirements. The overall goal of kindergarten is to provide a time of discovery where children are learning many new things with an emphasis on math, literacy, and science. Queen Anne’s County Public Schools offers a quality kindergarten program that provides children with a strong foundation to build skills, knowledge, and attitudes necessary for lifelong learning.