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…
- MSDE PreK Fact Sheet (DOC)
- Statewide Directory of Public PreK Programs (PDF)
- FAQs for Local School Systems (DOC)
- FAQs for Parents and Families (DOC)
… and Maryland’s public kindergarten programs:
The new Prekindergarten Expansion Grant for school year 2017-2018
- Welcome Letter
- Recommended Curriculum
- EL Coordinators List
- 2017 Federal Poverty Guidelines
Preschool Development Grant Application - Local School System Applicants ONLY
Listen to the Webinar at https://msde.webex.com/msde/ldr.php?RCID=308810e88633de706c220f2d7a05daa9
Preschool Development Grant Application - for Community Based Applicants
Listen to the Webinar at https://msde.webex.com/msde/ldr.php?RCID=a760f7e2009818f541ea84676e0fcee5
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