• 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.
  • Preschool Opportunity Program

     Preschool Opportunities 

    Prince George's County Public Schools' (PGCPS) Office of Special Education, Early Childhood offers free and inclusive early learning opportunities to children 2 and 3 years old. The Preschool Program provides children with a developmentally appropriate curriculum that includes learning centers for activities such as math and science, art, writing, dramatic play, computer learning, and much more.

    2 year olds

    Parents/guardians MUST submit a completed application to the Early Childhood Center located in their boundary area. The application will be reviewed and the child will be invited to a play group for observation and consideration for the program. Applications are due April 27th.  Space is limited and seats are filled on a first come-first serve basis upon acceptance. Registration will be completed after acceptance. There is no fee.  Transportation will not be provided

    3 year olds

    Parents/guardians MUST submit a completed application and registration documents to the Early Childhood Center located in their boundary area. Parents cannot enroll their child without these documents. Space is limited and seats are filled on a first come-first serve basis. Transportation is not provided. Parents must make their own transportation arrangements. 

    Registration Requirements 

    Proof of birth

    Signed current deed/lease or notarized shared housing documentation

    Two current pieces of mail showing name and address

    Immunization record


    Out-of-Boundary Registration

    If you are interested in enrolling your child in an Early Childhood Center located outside of your boundary, you may register at that center beginning June 1.  Enrollment is based on the availability of seats.

    There is no fee.  Transportation will not be provided. Parents must arrange transportation.    

    Early Childhood Centers

    Chapel Forge ECC: 

               12711 Milan Way Bowie, MD 20715 (301)-805-2740

    FrancesFuchs ECC: 

               11011 Cherry Hill Road Beltsville, MD 20705 (301)-572-0600

    H.Winship Wheatley ECC:

               8801 Ritchie Drive Capitol Heights, MD 20743 (301)-808-8100

    JamesRyder Randall ECC: 

               5410 Kirby Road Clinton, MD 20735 (301)-449-4980

    Kenmoor ECC: 

             3211 82nd Avenue, Landover, MD 20785 (301)-925-1970

    Kingsford ElementaryProgram for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing

          1401 Enterprise Road Mitchellville, MD 20721 (301)-390-0260




    FACT SHEET - Preschool Opportunities for 2's  

    Application for 2's

    FACT SHEET - Preschool Opportunities Program for 3's

    Application for 3's


    Contact Information


    Diane Bonanni
    Coordinating Supervisor   

    Preschool Program Supervisor
    Lydia Jones Nunn

    Infants and Toddlers Program Supervisor
    Alyson Felder  

    Judith P. Hoyer Early Childhood Center  

    2300 Belleview Avenue
    Cheverly, MD  20785
    Phone:  301-925-1985 
    Fax:  301-925-1994