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Warwick Pre-Kindergarten Program Becomes Accredited

1 AUGUST 2019

Warwick Pre-Kindergarten Program Becomes Accredited


Dorchester County Public Schools is pleased to announce that the PreK program at Warwick Elementary was recently awarded Decision 1 Accreditation status by the Maryland State Department of Education (MSDE) Early Childhood Division. Accreditation is a measurement of quality, research-based program standards for early childhood. The process involves internal and external review, staff and parent participation, and MSDE site visits. This accreditation status is valid for a three-year cycle.

The PreK program at Warwick met multiple standards in each of three categories: program administration, program operation, and home and community partnerships. Warwick joins the PreK programs at Choptank, Hurlock, Maple, Sandy Hill, and Vienna in Decision 1 Accreditation status. Congratulations to the PreK team of Melissa Elzey, teacher; Tonya Thompson, instructional assistant; and Marybeth Blake, principal as well as the rest of the school team, students, and families.


W. David Bromwell
Interim Superintendent