MacDonald Knolls Ribbon Cutting Celebration Held Nov. 1
MCPS held a grand opening ceremony for the new MacDonald Knolls Early Childhood Center on November 1. MCPS provides full-day prekindergarten services for nearly 100 3- and 4-year-olds at MacDonald Knolls. This is the first prekindergarten/early childhood center in Montgomery County that combines general and special education programming in one location.
Opening MacDonald Knolls converted three part-day prekindergarten classes at Forest Knolls, Glen Haven and Kemp Mill elementary schools to full-day pre-k classes.
Located on the same site, The Arc Montgomery County Karasik and Family, Infant & Child Care Center is a technical partnership with MCPS and makes high-quality prekindergarten programming accessible to income-eligible families.
The expansion of these full-day early childhood programs provides children and families the opportunity to acquire literacy, mathematics and social/emotional skills for success in school and later learning in life. This pre-k model also improves their social interactions, helps build their oral language skills and fosters vocabulary development.
The MacDonald Knolls Early Childhood Center is located at 10611 Tenbrook Dr. in Silver Spring.