2023-2024 Enrollment for Pre School, Pre-Kindergarten and Kindergarten

Mon, 03/06/2023 - 12:36pm

Start the Registration Process. Here you will identify your child's assigned school, information about age requirements for entry to Preschool,  Pre-K and Kindergarten, as well as documentation needed to register. Registration can be either in person or through the HCPSS website. If registering in person, please come to TSES between 9:00 and 3:00.

    Students enrolling in our 3 year old (half day) Pre School Program must be 3 years old on or before September 1, 2023. Please use this link to find out about our Pre School Program and to enroll. TSES has Special Education Programs for PreSchool and Pre-Kindergarten.
    Students enrolling in our 4 year old (full day) Pre-Kindergarten Program must be 4 years old on or before September 1, 2023. Please use this link to find out about our Pre-Kindergarten Program. TSES has Special Education Programs for PreSchool and Pre-Kindergarten.
    Students enrolling in (full day) Kindergarten must be 5 years old on or before September 1, 2023. Kindergarten is a mandated program and all students must enroll. Find out more about Kindergarten programs and how families can prepare their children for Kindergarten in HCPSS.

  Please feel free contact:

New to Talbott Springs Elementary School Parent Questionnaire (on line version)

New to Talbott Springs Elementary School Parent Questionnaire (pdf version)

HCPSS Connect and Family File Directions

We are so excited to learn more about your children during the 2023-2024 School Year!


August Kindergarten Readiness Newsletter from Launch into Learning (print version)


Upcoming Workshops from Office of Children and Families (flier attached)

For assistance with registering, call 410-313-5992 (voice/ relay) or email children@howardcountymd.gov 

* To request sign language, interpreter or other accommodations to attend, call at least one week in advance.  


Selecting High Quality Child Care
Selecting child care can be an overwhelming process.  Every parent wants to find quality care to meet their needs; a healthy & safe environment, a child that is happy to attend the program, a program that is a convenient in location & hours and a program that is affordable. Learn how to choose a child care program that works for your family. Virtual Workshops.
Tuesday, August 8, 12:30 p.m. Click here for registration
Wednesday, August 9, 7:00 p.m. Click 
here for registration


Positive Solutions for Families
Join the Howard County Office of Children and Families for this evidenced-based, virtual parent series to help increase knowledge and understanding of how to promote children’s social and emotional skills, address challenging behaviors and use positive approaches to help children manage big emotions.
In this four session lunch-n-learn series, you will receive a weekly workshop video to watch to learn on your own schedule and then meet with a group of parents to extend the learning and share successes and struggles. Receive FREE handouts and pick up resources to use immediately to individualize in your own home. For families with children up to the age of 9.
Tuesdays: August 15, 22, 29| September 12, 12:30 p.m.to 1:15 p.m.
here for registration to virtual workshop series


DIY Toy Workshop
Did you know that you could use what you have at home to promote early learning skills in infants and young children? Attend this in-person workshop to make fun DIY toys to keep them engaged using common household items. For families of children infant to five; childcare not available.
Tuesday, August 15, 6:30  to 7:45 p.m. /9830 Patuxent Woods Dr., Columbia 21046/ Free, Register here

Brain Builders: Optimizing Your Toddler’s Early Brain Development
Through this workshop, parents and caregivers will explore the ingredients for building a strong foundation of social and emotional skills during their child’s first three years. Learn about the exponential brain growth that occurs during this time, look at the serve-and-return interactions that happen through play, and gain tips on how to stay positive when your toddler is exerting their ever-growing sense of independence. Also gain resources on how to continue to support young children.
Wednesday, August 16, 7:00 to 8:00 p.m. Click here for registration to virtual workshop 

Discipline and Communication in the Elementary Years
Moving into the school year and getting into the swing of new expectations can lead to a lot of strong emotions and conflict in the household for the entire family. Discipline is about teaching and skill building –not punishment. Your goal as a parent is to help your child to become self-disciplined. Attend this session to develop strategies to proactively prevent meltdowns by preparing your home and routine to encourage success.  Become familiar with temperament types, tune into different needs and learn how to use this information to individualize your interactions with your child. We will discuss ways to effectively communicate with your child and the importance of structure, consistency and self-esteem to help build a growth mind set.
Wednesday, August 23, 7:00 to 8:00 p.m.  Click here for registration to virtual workshop 

Managing Your Family’s Schedules and Stress Levels
Don’t fall for the same old overscheduling and surprise. Create a calm before the storm—the storm of fall activities and busy calendars. Attend to get tips to help you proactively get a handle on what this fall’s schedules will throw at you. This workshop features strategies and resources to manage your family’s activities and responsibilities. Learn how to prioritize, organize, and reshape your family’s routine. Walk away feeling empowered to start this season in control.
Thursday August 24, 7:00 to 8:00 p.m. Click here for registration to virtual workshop