PreK-Grade 2

This section provides information on standards, curriculum and assessment, and professional development resources to support the teaching and learning of children from Prekindergarten through Grade 2.

For all of us, the goal is to promote children’s learning and development both now and as a foundation for future success.  The Division of Early Childhood Development (DECD) offers information and resources to support everyone who is involved in achieving this goal for all of Maryland’s children.

Pre-Kindergarten and Kindergarten Information

Download information on Maryland’s Pre-Kindergarten programs…

… and Maryland’s public kindergarten programs:

The new Prekindergarten Expansion Grant for school year 2017-2018

Please view the welcome letter for details.  An introduction to filling out the Prekindergarten Expansion Grant Application  is available in the recorded webinar links below.  

Preschool Development Grant Application - Local School System Applicants ONLY

Listen to the Webinar at

Preschool Development Grant Application - for Community Based Applicants

Listen to the Webinar at