Grand Opening and Ribbon Cutting Ceremony for New Emory Grove Early Childhood Center Set for Oct. 30

October 29, 2019

Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) will hold a grand opening ceremony for the new Upcounty Early Childhood Center at Emory Grove on Wednesday, Oct. 30 2019. MCPS provides full-day prekindergarten services for 80 4-years-olds at the Upcounty Early Childhood Center, which is housed at Emory Grove for the 2019–2020 school year. This is the second prekindergarten/early childhood center in Montgomery County that combines general and special education programming in one location.

Located on the same site is a Family Involvement Center, operated by the Montgomery County Department of Health and Human Services’ Early Childhood Services. The Family Involvement Center provides a play-based early childhood program centered around social-emotional development. Children birth to four who are enrolled in the MCPS Infants and Toddlers Program; younger siblings of children enrolled in the Upcounty Early Childhood Center; or members of the community living within a one-mile radius of the Upcounty Early Childhood Center are eligible to participate in the Family Involvement Center. 

WHEN: Wednesday, Oct. 30 at 1 p.m.

WHERE: Upcounty Early Childhood Center, 18100 Washington Grove Lane, Gaithersburg, MD 20877

WHO: Superintendent Jack Smith will be joined by members of the Montgomery County Board of Education, Montgomery County Council and other county officials.

For more information and to RSVP, contact Terriann Brennan at


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