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Early Start Program Registration

The Early Start program registration begins today, February 7, 2023. 

The Early Start/VPI (Virginia Preschool Initiative) program is designed to reduce disparities among young children upon formal school entry and to reduce or eliminate risk factors that lead to early academic failure.  

This program is for children who turn four years old by September 30, 2023, and who need an extra year to prepare for success in kindergarten.

Eligibility criteria include, but are not limited to, these factors:  

  • Family income at or below 200% of the federal poverty guidelines (or below 350% for students with special needs or disabilities)
  • Family homelessness
  • Parents/guardians lack a high school diploma
  • Language and development assessment of the child

Accepted students are not guaranteed placement in a home-zoned school. School placement will be determined based on Early Start zoning. Transportation is provided.

Click here: Early Start VPI Application 

All applications must be completed online through the Google Form linked above.   

For more information or additional questions, please contact the School Administrative Offices at 757-925-6750, or email Rebecca Robertson, Instructional Services Administrative Assistant, at