Head Start Programs Maryland Head Start Montgomery County Public Schools

Montgomery County Public Schools, a Head Start Program of Rockville, MD

Rocking Horse Road Center
Rockville MD MD
Contact Phone
(301) 230-0676
MCPS Prekindergarten and Head Start programs offer a high-quality educational experience to income-eligible children in order to prepare them with the foundational knowledge and skills necessary for school success in kindergarten and beyond. There are 137 classes for four year old children and two classes for three year old children throughout the county. Most Head Start class sessions are 3 hours and 15 minutes long. A full-day Head Start program is offered in select Title I elementary school locations. Prekindergarten class sessions are 2 hours and 30 minutes long. For families that qualify, there are a limited number of spaces available in two community-based full-day, full-year programs in childcare centers.
Who is Eligible?

Children who are 3 to 5 years old are eligible for Head Start services. Pregnant women and children from birth to 3 years of age are eligible for Early Head Start services. Children and families who are homeless, in foster care, or receive TANF or SSI are also eligible for services. Eligibility is determined by Head Start program staff and some families may be eligible for services if they are determined to be at or below the federal poverty level. Some grantees enroll a percentage of children from families with incomes above the Poverty Guidelines as well.

Families are encouraged to apply.

How to Apply
How do parents apply for the MCPS Prekindergarten/Head Start Programs?Registration for the 2011-2012 school year will begin on March 1, 2011. Walk-in applications are accepted Monday through Thursday, 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m at Rocking Horse Road Center, 4910 Macon Road, Room 141, Rockville, Maryland 20852. Applications will also be accepted on selected weekday evenings and Saturdays as well as at other community locations. A schedule for these extended hours and community registration sites can be found here.
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