Kent County Public Schools is pleased to offer full-day pre-kindergarten at all three of our elementary schools in addition to kindergarten. The State of Maryland requires children to attend kindergarten before entering first grade.
Kent County Public Schools offers free to all children who reside in Kent County and will be 4 years of age on or before Sept. 1. The overall goal of the program is to provide learning experiences to develop and maintain school readiness skills necessary for successful school performance. The program achieves this goal by providing developmentally appropriate experiences that address the cognitive, social, emotional, and physical needs of young children.
Maryland requires children who are 5 years of age by Sept. 1 to register and attend kindergarten before going into first grade. There are some exceptions to the law.