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  • Registration training for office staff is scheduled across the week of May 1oth. A schedule will be coming from the Department of Student Services. Please send more than one representative.
  • No more than 2 early entrance per class 60 day probationary period for any student put in through Early Entrance. SIT team decision with supporting documentation. Birthday by Sept. 1, 2005.
  • Over 500 out of boundary placed with significant transportation costs and were processed through the Early Childhood Office. If your school is full, you have a list of all the sites and it can be shared with parents. Pupil Accounting will ensure children can be registered in SchoolMax at out of boundary schools. No temp paras – don’t go aver 22.
  • No more than 2 early entrance per class 60 day probationary period for any student put in through Early Entrance. SIT team decision with supporting documentation.

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  • 1. Early Childhood Registration 2010-2011 Diane Bonanni, Coordinating Supervisor 301-808-2707
  • 2. Registration Materials
    • One packet of materials per school is available today. It inludes:
      • Draft Administrative Procedure 5111.1
      • List of site locations for next school year
      • All registration materials related to Early Childhood.
    • All materials will be posted on our Google site “Early Childhood Programs.”
    • Registrars will be notified by e-mail today.
    • All parent materials will be posted on the PGCPS website today.
  • 3. Kindergarten Updates
    • Registration for Kindergarten begins May 3 rd .
    • There are no changes to the Kindergarten registration process.
    • Early Entrance to Kindergarten is the same process but we have updated the application.
    • Early Entrance applications will be accepted for children with birthdates between Sept. 2 nd and Oct. 15 th . No applications will be accepted after August 15 th .
    • During the school year, if a child moves into Maryland from another State or D.C and has proof of kindergarten experience, they must be placed in kindergarten.
  • 4. Prekindergarten Registration
    • Boundary based registration is open from May 3 rd to June 18 th .
    • After June 18 th , parents can register at any elementary school with a vacancy.
    • Full enrollment is 22 students.
    • Transportation will only be provided to children attending their boundary school.
    • Parents must receive confirmation of registration within 10 days of submitting the application.
    • Registration must be ongoing throughout the Summer.
        • All IEP Placements will come through the Early Childhood Centers.
  • 5. Early Entrance to Prekindergarten
    • Early Entrance applications will be accepted for children with birthdates between Sept. 2 nd and Oct. 15 th . No applications will be accepted after August 15 th .
    • Prekindergarten Early Entrance applicants will not be tested but will be placed on a waiting list in the order they are received in our office.
    • Early Entrance placements will be made by the Early Childhood office after October 15 th based on enrollment throughout the county.
  • 6. Oversight Responsibilities
    • The Early Childhood Office will:
      • Provide training support to school teams.
      • Conduct random record reviews to ensure compliance with COMAR regulations.
      • Answer school and parent questions related to the process or program.
      • Will work with the Area Offices to address concerns not resolved at the school level.
  • 7. Oversight Responsibilities
    • Elementary Schools will:
      • Ensure staff attend training and have access to materials.
      • Initiate registration on May 3 rd and continue throughout the Summer.
      • Will address parent concerns related to errors or mistakes in the registration process.
  • 8. Common Concerns
    • Income guidelines and Age requirements are not carefully screened prior to enrolling.
      • If mistakes are found, children have to be withdrawn.
    • All eligible children must be placed throughout the year.
      • If your site is full, parents should be given guidance on the process for applying at other schools.
    • Accidently enrolling over 22 students.
      • The Early Childhood Office will not have funds for additional classroom support.
  • 9. Common Concerns
    • Homeless students must be registered with the Homeless office.
    • The Early Childhood Office can not make exceptions to the approved guidelines.
      • Parents should not be referred for that purpose.
    • The Early Childhood office recognizes the challenge of funding substitutes for paraprofessionals.
      • We do not have a budget strand for providing substitutes for paraprofessionals.
      • This concerns has been shared with Human Resources and the Budget Office.
  • 10. Common Concerns
    • Kindergarten aged children cannot be placed in prekindergarten for any reason.
    • Prekindergarten children with challenging behaviors, developmental concerns, attendance issues or self help needs must go through the SIT process accessing:
      • School resources
      • Early Childhood Instructional Support
      • Response to Intervention / SEFEL strategies
      • Child Find referral as needed based on supporting data.
  • 11. Questions Diane Bonanni, Coordinating Supervisor 301-808-2707