Virginia Preschool Initiative (VPI)

  • ACPS offers free preschool to qualifying families through the Virginia Preschool Initiative (VPI). The purpose of VPI is to provide quality early childhood programs for eligible four-year-olds. Eligibility is based on family income and child and family risk factors. VPI is a program designed for families who might not otherwise have access to quality early childhood education opportunities.

    Program Highlights:

    • Full-day classes for four-year-old children 
    • The school assignment is based on the nearest geographic serving school location. Programs are offered at:
      • Early Childhood Center located at John Adams Elementary School (8:15 a.m. to 2:50 p.m.)
      • William Ramsay Elementary School (8:00 a.m. to 2:35 p.m.)
      • Jefferson-Houston School (8:00 a.m. to 2:35 p.m.)
    • Highly qualified and licensed teachers
    • A research-based curriculum that emphasizes 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
    • Breakfast, lunch, and a snack are available.


    Preschool Registration

    Frequently Asked Questions

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