2021-2020 School Year

Pre-K Expansion Grant Interest Form

The Family Child Care Alliance's Pre-Kindergarten Program provides learning experiences that address cognitive, linguistic, social, emotional and physical needs of young children.

Requirements for Consideration:
  • Registered Provider in the State of Maryland in good standing.
  • Maryland EXCELS Level 3, 4, or 5.
    • Preference will be given to programs published at Level 5 in Maryland EXCELS or published at Level 3 or 4 with a plan in place to publish at Level 5 within one year. 
  • Currently enrolled eligible children or space for eligible children. Pre-K students must be 3 or 4 years old by September 1, 2021.
  • Automatic eligibility for a prekindergarten program will occur when a child meets the age of entry guidelines and meets at least one of the following criteria:
    • Is from an economically disadvantaged background. Someone in the household receives Food Supplement Program (FSP), Temporary Cash Assistance (TCA) or has an Independence Card. The Family MUST provide a copy of their benefits card as well as a copy of the benefits letter they received. 
    • The family yearly income falls at or below 300% of the Federal Poverty Level (FPL) for 2021.
      • 2 family members  - $52,260
      • 3 family members - $65,880
      • 4 family members - $79,500
      • 5 family members - $93,120
      • 6 family members - $106,740
      • 7 family members - $120,360
      • 8 family members - $133,980
      • For each additional family member add $13,620
    • The student has an Individual Education Program (IEP) or Individualized Family Service Plan (IFSP). The Family MUST provide a copy of the child's IEP/IFSP.