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Cost and what’s included

Your included directory listing

Registration dates

How to register and submit payment

What attendees say


Anticipating it will be safe to proceed, the next preschool fair is planned for . . .


Nov. 6, 2021

10 AM – 1 PM

Silver Spring Civic Building

1 Veterans Place

Silver Spring, MD 20910

Southern Montgomery County Preschool Fair November calendar

Cost and what’s included

The cost for the 2021 fair will be announced in the summer.

Locations next to outlets cannot be guaranteed. Hard copies of promotional materials and information sheets are recommended.

The registration fee covers all of the following:


Online directory listing

Hundreds of attendees

1 vendor table and 2 chairs

Event program listing

Lots of coffee

Your included directory listing

The online directory offers visibility beyond the annual event. Your listing is available to everyone searching the internet for preschools or extracurricular activities in our county. 

Listings expire Sept. 30 each year to accommodate users looking for late enrollment for the current school year.

We also announce your listing via our fair-specific Facebook page. Use our page to promote your events too. Our posts can receive up to 1,000 views.

Like the fair, the directory focuses on admissions for the following school year. However, schools are more than welcome to advertise for the current school year as well. 

Southern Montgomery County Preschool Directory webpage

Registration dates


Oct. 1, 2021

Extracurricular organizations that offer classes for children 5 years old and younger typically begin fair registration on Oct. 1, 2021.


Sept. 1, 2021

Preschool registration typically opens on Sept. 1, 2021.

Waitlist option

Space is limited; when table registration is full, we will provide a waitlist.

Check back later this summer to see if these dates have changed.

How to register and submit payment

Visit the Join the Pre-K Directory page to learn about creating your user account, adding your online directory listing, and submitting payment. On the Add Listing form, select the registration type “Directory listing + fair vendor table” to register for the preschool fair.

If you have any questions or concerns, visit our Contact Us page. For questions about the fair, select the topic Pre-K Fair. For questions about the listing, select the topic Online Support.

What attendees say

“It was amazing seeing so many schools in one place. I used the zip code map on the event program to find and focus on the schools within my area. It was fast and efficient.”

— Erin

“My little one had a great time with the activities offered by some of the extracurricular organizations participating in the preschool fair. And I liked finding out how many different types of preschool options are available in our community!

— Jen

“Eye-opening experience! You really get a full understanding of the myriad of school and extracurricular activities offered in our area.”

— Allison

“I was able to speak with all of the schools on my list as well as discover some that I hadn’t heard of before. Talking to the school reps solidified my choice on where to apply. I also liked that kids were encouraged to come since it isn’t always possible to find childcare.”

— Whitney
2019 WAM & Fam Southern MoCo Pre-K Fair parents and babies