(VPI) Early Start Application

Early Start Program

The Early Start Program is an “At-Risk” program for children who turn 4 years old by September 30, 2020, who need an extra year to prepare for success in kindergarten. 

Indicated below are the documents that we need for our verification process. If you need assistance in making copies, please call your local elementary school on Tuesdays and Wednesdays to make an appointment.  The schools will only see you by appointment in order to maintain safe social distancing.

Required Items
Please provide child’s birth certificateproof of income, proof of residency, and picture identification using the items listed below. Please submit custody orders, if applicable. These documents will be needed to finalize the screening process. Otherwise, your application will not be processed. 

Acceptable documents: 
Proof of Income:
(2019)W-2, (2019) 1040 tax form, 2 most recent pay stubs, TANF or SSI documentation, unemployment letter, foster child documentation, alimony, child support.

Proof of Residency:  a current lease agreement, mortgage statement dated within the last 30 days, water bill dated within the last 30 days, electric bill dated within the last 30 days, gas bill dated within the last 30 days (other bills/items will NOT be accepted) along with your current driver’s license or state issued identification card.

Please mail your completed application to the Suffolk Public Schools Administrative Offices at 100 N. Main St., Suffolk, VA, 23434 to the attention of Pam Connor.

You may also return your completed application to your child's elementary school on either Tuesdays or Wednesdays by appointment only. 
Please call the school to schedule an appointment.

Copies of the Early Start/VPI Applications will also be available upon request at the Elementary schools.
Please contact your respective elementary school on Tuesdays or Wednesdays to pick up a copy. 

(VPI) Early Start Application


Pre-screenings allow school officials to select children according to their needs. Due to COVID-19, screenings for both child and parent are postponed for a later date. However, we encourage you to submit your Early Start Application to begin the process.

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