Early Childhood/Elementary

Pre-Kindergarten Registration

Beginning February 1, 2018, Garrett County Public Schools will be accepting applications for its 2018-19 Pre-Kindergarten Program. To be eligible for this program, a child must have been born between September 2, 2013 and September 1, 2014.  Applicants are to register at the school within their district.
Garrett County Public Schools that offer the Pre-Kindergarten program are:
     * Accident Elementary
     * Broad Ford Elementary
     * Friendsville Elementary
     * Grantsville Elementary
     * Route Forty Elementary
     * Yough Glades Elementary
Interested persons must complete and submit the Pre-Kindergarten Notification of Interest Form and a Pre-Kindergarten Program Questionnaire. Begining February 1st, 2018 at 8:00 am, these forms can be obtained from the nearest elementary school, from the Elementary Education office in Oakland, online at Garrett County Public Schools website garrettcountyschools.org under Early Childhood/Elementary Department (paper form), or submit online here (electronic form).
Completed applications, with the parent's signature, should be submitted to:
     Garrett County Public Schools
     Elementary Education Department
     40 S Second Street
     Oakland, MD 21550
Applications can also be faxed to: 301-334-7621.
The packet includes the Notification of Interest Form, a parent letter, eligibility criteria, and Pre-Kindergarten Program Questionnaire. These forms will need to be completed and returned as soon as possible to the Elementary Education Department.
Please note:
The Pre- Kindergarten Program is a needs-based program funded through the Maryland State Department of Education.  Enrollment is determined by the following criteria: 
     1. Those students who qualify for the free and/or reduced meals program;
     2. Those students who have a documented need and live within the school's attendance area;
     3. Those students who have no documented need but live within the school's attendance area;
     4. Those students who have a documented need but live outside the school’s attendance area; and
     5. Those students who have no documented need and live outside the school's attendance area.  
Applications for the current 2017-18 school year may be obtained from your local school, or by calling the Office of Early Education.
Any question about this enrollment process should be directed to Mrs. Penny R. Proudfoot, Director of Elementary Education, at 301-334-7644, or Mr. Mark Greene, Administrative Assistant, Elementary Education, at 301-334-8927.