Early Childhood Development

  • Early Childhood Vision: All children will enter school with the readiness skills necessary to become successful learners.

    Here you will find a variety of resources designed to support and enrich your understanding of the CCPS early childhood programs. In addition, this website provides forms, information, and educational links that can help support your efforts in developing the foundational skills needed by your child to be a successful learner.

    Mandy Feeney, Program Coordinator for Early Childhood - mfeeney@ccps.org

    Dawn Branch, Grant Assistant for Early Childhood - dbranch@ccps.org 

    Questions about early childhood program may be directed to the Early Childhood Department at 410-996-5039. 

    REGISTRATION FOR THE 2024-2025 SCHOOL YEAR

    Registration for the 2024-2025 school year  will open on or about May 1, and will be fully online. 

    Click here to go to the registration page.


    EARLY ADMISSION TO KINDERGARTEN

    Cecil County Public Schools offers students who turn five between September 2 and October 15, the opportunity to be tested for Early Admission to Kindergarten.  Students MUST turn five on or before October 15, to be eligible for early admission.  The window to request consideration for early admission closes on June 15. 

    The intent of early admission into kindergarten is to make kindergarten available to younger students who demonstrate outstanding or exceptional capabilities and are capable or working in a classroom with older children.   The standards for early admission to kindergarten are very high to ensure that children are not frustrated with the advanced placement.

    Students will be evaluated at the end of June and parents will be notified of the decision in July.  These dates are the only dates offered for evaluation and cannot be rescheduled.

    Proof of residency and a birth certificate are required for the early admission process.  If you are interested in Early Admission to Kindergarten for your child, please complete this Google Form.


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