Virginia Preschool Initiative (VPI)

Registration for the 2017-2018 school year begins on Monday, March 20, 2017.

ACPS offers free pre-kindergarten to qualifying families through the Virginia Preschool Initiative (VPI). The purpose of VPI is to provide quality early childhood programs for at-risk four-year olds. VPI is a program designed for families who might not otherwise be able to access quality early childhood education.

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What is VPI?

  • Full day classes for four-year-old children from 8:00 a.m. to 2:35 p.m.
  • Certified teachers with degrees in early childhood education.
  • Research-based curriculum with emphasis on facilitating language development, social skills, problem solving skills and physical development.
  • Literacy, math, science, social studies, art, music and physical activities are incorporated into all aspects of the daily routine.
  • Offered at John Adams, William Ramsay, and Patrick Henry elementary schools, and Jefferson-Houston School.

VPI Eligibility:

  • Child must be four years old by September 30.
  • Child must reside in the City of Alexandria.
  • Most families qualify for the program based on their income, but other risk factors may also be considered.

VPI Registration Process

Please note: VPI registration does not operate on a first come, first served basis.

1. Please print and complete the following registration forms:

2. Bring completed forms and all verification documents to:
1340 Braddock Place, 4th floor
Alexandria, VA 22314
Monday through Friday, between 9:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m.