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Severna Park Public School Pre-K Programs

Parents interested in enrolling their children can do so starting May 1.

There are two public schools in Severna Park that offer a pre-K program:

  • The at (SPHS) is administered through the Child Development program and allows SPHS students to provide hands-on instruction to preschoolers. The school offers a pre-K 3 and pre-K 4 program which covers phonics awareness, math concepts, science, art and social sciences. The program splits high school students into three rotating groups – observers, planners and teachers.

There are 41 pre-K programs in Anne Arundel County, according to a release from Anne Arundel County Public Schools (AACPS).

“Public prekindergarten programs in Maryland were established to improve the school readiness of children who are economically disadvantaged, or homeless,” according to the release. “If seats remain, schools may enroll students with other readiness needs."

In order to attend pre-K, children must be 4 years old by Sept. 1.

Parents with children who qualify for the program can register beginning on May 1 for the 2012-2013 school year. To register, parents must sign up in person at the school where their child will attend.

To locate your assigned school, click on the "Locate Your School" link on the AACPS website or contact the AACPS Planning Office at 410-439-5683 or planningoffice@aacps.org.

AACPS recommends that parents bring the following documents when registering:

  • The child’s original birth certificate record.
  • A copy of the child’s immunization record.
  • Two proofs of residency (rental or mortgage agreement and current utility bill).

More information about the county's pre-K program can be found at www.aacps.org/earlychildhood.

Krystine Milewski April 12, 2012 at 01:22 PM
The 2 programs offered differ. The program at Oak Hill is a more structured program with a certified pre-K teacher and an aide. Schools across the county differ slightly, but it is generally a morning or afternoon program and could be anywhere from 2-5 days. This program is a free program, but you have to meet the criteria of income eligibility, multiples, or all others The program at SPHS is run by the high school child development teachers, but the students do a major percentage of hands on work with the students. There isn't a criteria to meet with this program. You can call SPHS and register your child. In the past they have taken children younger than 4. My experience has been that it is a changing schedule to work with the schedule changes of the students. It also begins in October and ends in May vs the Oak Hill program that generally follows the school calendar. There is a minimal fee (previously was $60/year) for this program that parents are expected to pay.

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