Early Childhood Registration 2010-2011 Diane Bonanni, Coordinating Supervisor 301-808-2707
Registration Materials <ul><li>One packet of materials per school is available today.  It inludes: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>D...
Kindergarten Updates <ul><li>Registration for Kindergarten begins May 3 rd . </li></ul><ul><li>There are no changes to the...
Prekindergarten Registration <ul><li>Boundary based registration is open from May 3 rd  to June 18 th . </li></ul><ul><li>...
Early Entrance to Prekindergarten <ul><li>Early Entrance applications will be accepted for children with birthdates betwee...
Oversight Responsibilities <ul><li>The Early Childhood Office will: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Provide training support to scho...
Oversight Responsibilities <ul><li>Elementary Schools will: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Ensure staff attend training and have ac...
Common Concerns <ul><li>Income guidelines and Age requirements are not carefully screened prior to enrolling.  </li></ul><...
Common Concerns <ul><li>Homeless students must be registered with the Homeless office. </li></ul><ul><li>The Early Childho...
Common Concerns <ul><li>Kindergarten aged children cannot be placed in prekindergarten for any reason. </li></ul><ul><li>P...
Questions Diane Bonanni, Coordinating Supervisor 301-808-2707
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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.
  • Early childhood registration

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