Pre-K Expansion Program

Welcome to Maryland State Department of Education Pre-K Expansion Program!

At Optimal Learning School , we are thrilled to announce MSDE full-time Pre-K Expansion Program, aimed at providing high-quality early childhood education to more children in Maryland. Our goal is to ensure that every child has the opportunity to develop essential skills in a nurturing and supportive environment.

What is the Pre-K Expansion Program?

The Pre-K Expansion Program is an initiative by the state of Maryland to increase access to early childhood education. The purpose of the program is to broaden availability and expand access to high-quality prekindergarten educational programming and school readiness services for three- year-old and four-year-old students from families with household incomes up to 300% of Federal Poverty Level (FPL). Tier I families include Tier II children with disabilities and children who speak a home language other than English. Tier II children are between 300% and 600% of FPL. This program mainly aims to prepare children for kindergarten by offering a comprehensive curriculum that supports their cognitive, social, emotional, and physical development.

Program Highlights

  • Qualified Teachers: Our program is led by certified and experienced early childhood educators.
  • Curriculum: MSDE approved curriculum that covers literacy, math, science, art, and social studies.
  • Individualized Learning: Tailored instruction to meet each child’s unique needs and learning style.
  • Safe and Stimulating Environment: A safe, secure, and engaging environment that encourages exploration and creativity.
  • Parental Involvement: Regular communication with parents and opportunities for involvement in their child’s education.

Benefits of Enrolling in the Pre-K Expansion Program

  • School Readiness: Helps children develop the skills they need to succeed in kindergarten and beyond.
  • Social Skills: Encourages positive interactions with peers and adults.
  • Confidence Building: Supports the development of self-esteem and independence.
  • Lifelong Learning: Fosters a love for learning through fun and engaging activities.

We look forward to welcoming you and your child to our community and helping them embark on a journey of lifelong learning!

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