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Regional Early Childhood Center (RECC)

The RECC at Rockburn Elementary serves children ages 3-5 in the following programs:

2 morning preschool classes for children with disabilities and typically developing peers. This class meets Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday.

2  afternoon PreK programs for children with disabilities and typically developing peers. This class meets Monday through Friday.

RECC Staff

Our team includes classroom teachers - Ms. Aubrey, Ms. Heather, and  Ms. Suzi; speech pathologist Ms. Amy, occupational therapist Ms. Mary; physical therapist Ms. Claire, and paraeducators Ms. Kim, and Ms. Lindsey.

The Team along with parents work together to develop personalized programs for young children. If you have any questions about our program or services please call 410-313-5030.

The RECC at Rockburn Elementary serves children ages 3-5 in the following programs:

1 half-day pre-school class for children with disabilities and typically developing peers.

2  afternoon Pre-K programs for children, age 4, by September 1st.

 1 am Pre-K classroom

1  Kindergarten inclusion classroom that is co-taught with a general education teacher and a special education teacher.

Pre-School Program

The pre-school program follows both the HCPSS Early Childhood Curriculum and the Let's Begin with the Letter People Curriculum.

The HCPSS Early Childhood Curriculum identifies the key learning skills for all children who participate in early intervention programs.  It answers the question, "What should young children know and be able to do?" The curriculum is based on the Maryland Model for School Readiness (MMSR), which identifies the readiness outcomes, and indicators that enable an individual child to engage in and benefit from first grade learning experiences. During a child's kindergarten year, items from the work sampling system are used to assess each child's readiness for school and progress in meeting the MMSR outcomes. The curriculum also contains the Maryland State Department of Education's content standards for pre-kindergarten children. The comprehensive curriculum that focuses on the following developmental areas: personal social development, mathematics, literacy, communication, and physical health and development.

The Let's Begin with the Letter People Curriculum has a thematic step-by-step plan that integrates learning through the following developmental areas: oral language/listening, alphabetic/story knowledge, science/math, personal/social development, large/small motor skills, art/music, and reaching the home.

The pre-school teachers promote a fun, developmentally appropriate program for children by integrating both curriculums into their daily activities. The children learn by active involvement in all activities and by peer (non-disabled) models.

The daily routine includes the following: greeting time, small group (art, sensory, pre-academics), planning time (choosing a center), work time (centers), clean up time, recall (discussing where they played), snack, circle time (stories, movement, music), and outside time. The pre-school students at Rockburn also explore other settings in the building that they typically would not get to experience until kindergarten. These areas include media, gym, and the computer lab.

Pre-school students attend all school assemblies and go on some field trips.

We are very busy learning and having fun!

Pre-Kindergarten Program

The pre-kindergarten program is a state and locally funded program for four-year old students.  Students must be four years old by September 1st to be considered for the program.  The main purpose of the program is to provide a high quality preschool experience for identified youngsters.

The Maryland State Department of Education requires that we make the pre-kindergarten program available first for targeted students.  Therefore, eligibility requirements are used to determine which students are offered the program. The first eligibility requirement is economic status.  Other factors used to determine eligibility include:

Child and parent health
Participation in a similar program (Head Start or Even Start)
History of referrals for county services (Child Find, special education preschool, Social Services)
History of learning difficulties (older siblings in school)

Enrollment in schools will be determined by the following order.

1st Priority: Eligible students in the school, cluster, or regional attendance area

2nd Priority: All students in the school, cluster attendance area based on available space

You can pick up an application from the schools front office after spring break.  All application information will be kept confidential and reviewed only by school staff. However, as requested by the Maryland State Department of Education, no enrollment decision will be made without a completed pre-kindergarten application.  The school will review applications, and invite students to be enrolled according to the criteria described above.


If you would like to enroll your child in the pre-school program as a learning together peer, applications will be available in the front office during the month of February. Please check the Rockburn Menu that comes home in the Friday Folder or call 410-313-5035 for a specific date.

If you suspect that your toddler (under age 3) has a developmental delay and would like for a team to evaluate him/her, please submit your referral by calling the Office of Early Intervention at~ 410-313-7017.

If you suspect that your pre-school age child (3-5) has a developmental delay and would like for a team to evaluate him/her, please submit your referral to the County Diagnostic Center at 410-313-7046.

Last Modified: Aug 27, 2013
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