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Enrollment Info for PreKindergarten 3

Prekindergarten 3 

All families interested in enrolling in PK 3 or PK 4 programs MUST provide annual income information as part of the application process. Income verification forms must be submitted for an application to be considered.                                   

**The Maryland State Department of Education (MSDE) requires the submission of income information and verification documentation for participation in voluntary Prekindergarten 3 and 4 programs. 

Children enrolling in PK 3 programs:

  • Must be 3 by September 1, 2024
  • Must be a Cecil County resident
  • Family annual income must be 300% FPL (Federal Poverty Level) or less.

Prekindergarten 3 classes are located at eight elementary schools across Cecil County:

  • Bainbridge Elementary, Port Deposit, MD
  • Cecil Manor Elementary, Elkton, MD
  • Chesapeake City Elementary, Chesapeake City, MD
  • Gilpin Manor Elementary, Elkton, MD
  • Holly Hall Elementary, Elkton, MD
  • Perryville Elementary, Perryville MD
  • Rising Sun Elementary, Rising Sun, MD

Program Structure:

Prekindergarten 3 programming sessions are offered four days per week - Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday.                   

Sessions occur in the morning or afternoon. Morning sessions are 8:45 - 11:50 a.m. and afternoon sessions are 12:50 - 3:45 p.m.

Prekindergarten 3 programs are not offered on Wednesdays. Families and children have the opportunity to engage in community and family enrichment services on Wednesdays of each school week.

Cecil County Public Schools, in partnership with Mount Aviat Academy, offer Prekindergarten 3 and Prekindergarten 4 seats in both public and private locations.

Mount Aviat Academy offers 18 seats for children eligible for PK 4 and 10 seats for children eligible for PK 3. Eligibility for attending school at this private provider location includes meeting age requirements and income requirements.

Families select their choice to request a PK 3 or PK 4 seat within the online application for enrollment

Bus transportation services are not provided to Mount Aviat Academy. Families must self-transport if enrolled at this private provider location.

Prekindergarten 3 Enrollment Process

Please click HERE to access a list of required documents to be uploaded as part of the application process. 

To register for Prekindergarten 3, select a link below:

2024 - 2025 School Year (School year begins September 2024):



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