Our qualified and trained educators are excited to offer a unique, free, high-quality prekindergarten program with a level 5—the highest possible—rating by Maryland EXCELS (Excellence Counts in Early Learning and School Age Care).

We use the Connect4Learning® Pre-K curriculum, a National Science Foundation-supported program to encourage child development and learning across different areas and stages of development. The program provides a safe learning environment with a low staff -to-student ratio so we may meet the learning and emotional needs of each child.

Only 15 slots are available this year - APPLY NOW!

Highlights of Our Program:

  • Full day educational program
  • A certified Pre-K teacher
  • Highly skilled child care staff
  • Safe, well-equipped classrooms
  • Enriching, multi-sensory classroom activities
  • Daily parent engagement and communication through the Brightwheel app
  • Breakfast, lunch and snack provided daily
  • Outside play twice per day weather permitting
  • Quarterly parent meetings related to topics of interest
  • On-site access to related services such as occupational therapy, speech therapy, and social work, as needed

COVID-19 Precautions:

  • Small class size (maximum of eight students per room)
  • Personal protective equipment provided for staff and children
  • Adherence to health and safety guidelines set by the CDC, the Maryland State Department of Education and Kennedy Krieger Institute
  • Restricted access to classrooms during drop-off and pick-up
  • Enhanced cleaning and sanitation procedures
  • Virtual instruction provided in the event of unexpected school closures

Program Hours:

Monday - Friday
8:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Classrooms will stagger arrival and departure times.


Kennedy Krieger Institute - Greenspring Campus
Creamer Building
3901 Greenspring Avenue
Baltimore, MD 21211
Please note: Transportation is not provided.

Admission Criteria:

  • Child must be 3 or 4 years of age by September 1, 2021
  • Child must be a Maryland resident.
  • Families must provide transportation for their children
  • Parent must take part in virtual parent-training activities during the school year

This free program is only available to families whose income is no more than 300% above the federal poverty line (see chart). Families will be asked to provide proof of income during the registration process.

Household Size 300%
1 $38,280
2 $51,720
3 $65,160
4 $78,600
5 $92,040
6 $105,480
7 $118,920
8 $132,360

This program is made possible by a grant from the Maryland State Department of Education.

How to Apply:

We look forward to hearing from you today. To request an application, contact Diane Appel at Appel@KennedyKrieger.org or 443-923-7699.

Openings will be filled on a first-come, first-served basis pending eligibility.

Registration Form