• Thursday, March 22 - Code Orange - Prince George's County Public Schools (PGCPS) – Schools and offices will open with a two hour delay. EMERGENCY PERSONNEL must report to work on time and are not eligible for liberal leave.

    • There will be no work-study transportation. (Those students should not report to school.)
    • There will be no half-day Early Childhood Center (ECC), half-day Special Education Programs, or half-day PreK.
    • Any other school program requiring transportation prior to 12 noon will NOT have transportation, including Howard B. Owens Science Center, JA Finance Park, and William S. Schmidt Center (Camp Schmidt).
    • All field trips will be cancelled.
    • Food Services will offer breakfast.
    We will re-evaluate at 6:30am.

    Jueves, 22 de marzo - Código naranja: Las escuelas comenzarán dos horas después del horario normal. El personal de emergencia no es eligible para tomar licencia liberal, y debe presentarse a trabajar puntualmente.

    • No habrá transporte para el programa Work-Study. (Esos estudiantes no deben reportarse a la escuela).
    • No habrán programas de medio día, ni en los Centros de Educación Temprana (ECC), o ni los Programas de Educación Especial. Programas del día completo empezaran dos horas demoradas.
    • Todo programa escolar que requiera transporte antes del mediodía NO lo tendrá, incluido el Centro de Ciencias Howard B. Owens, el JA Finance Park y el Centro William S. Schmidt (Campamento Schmidt).
    • Todos los viajes fuera de las escuelas (field trips) serán cancelados.
    • Se ofrecerá el desayuno.
    Revaluaremos a las 6:30 de la mañana.

H. Winship Wheatley Early Childhood Center

H. Winship Wheatley ECC Photo
8801 Ritchie Drive
Capitol Heights, MD 20743

Phone: 301-808-8100 | Fax:301-808-4490
Julie Orgettas, Principal | Julie.Orgettas@pgcps.org


  • School Website
  • Hours: 9:30am to 3:40pm
  • Grades: PreK-4 year old
  • Uniform: None
  • Before After Care: No
  • School Colors: Blue and White
  • School Mascot: Teddy Bear

Bus Transportation and Directions

  • Bus Routes | Questions about Transportation? Call 301-952-6570
  • Driving directions: Exit Beltway at Central Ave. /Rt. 214, West. Continue on Central Ave. approximately 1 mile and turn left onto Ritchie Rd. Continue on Ritchie Rd. approximately 1 mile and turn left onto Ritchie Dr. Continue to school at the end of Ritchie Dr.
  • MapQuest Directions

Area and Board of Education