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Preschool Registration

VPI Eligibility Requirements for School Year 2022–2023

  1. Age
    • Your child must be four years old by September 30 (born between October 1, 2017 and September 30, 2018)
  2. Residency
  3. Income
    • The child’s family must meet the income eligibility poverty guidelines or other risk factors.

2022 U.S. Gross Annual Federal Poverty Guideline Percentage

Household Size The VPI income eligibility is under 200% The VPI income eligibility with other risk factors is under 250%
1 $27,180 $33,975
2 $36,620 $45,775
3 $46,060 $57,575
4 $55,500 $69,375
5 $64,940 $81,175
6 $74,380 $92,975
7 $83,820 $104,775
8 $93,260 $116,575
9 $102,700 $128,375
10 $112,140 $140,175

For questions about income eligibility and for income over 250% please call 703-619-8026 or email vpiearlychildhood@acps.k12.va.us

Please note: the poverty guidelines change annually. Source: HHS Poverty Guidelines

Families that do not qualify for the VPI program, please visit the following websites for childcare resources and Child Care Providers in Alexandria City.


How to Enroll for the 2022-2023 School Year

Step 1

Start your registration process by visiting ACPS VPI Appointments: https://acpsvpi.setmore.com to schedule a phone screening appointment 

Step 2

Review the VPI registration checklist and gather all required documents:

Step 3

2022–23 school year registration forms must be completed entirely to be processed. After creating an online account, select "ACPS Use Only" for school selection. School assignment is determined by VPI registrars.

Shared Housing: If residing with someone else, the parent/legal guardian must complete a notarized Shared Housing Form and provide an original copy of the mortgage, deed (with a tax bill) or an original copy of the lease for the person with whom the parent/legal guardian and child(ren) are living. Additionally, the parent/legal guardian is required to provide two supporting documents (in the parent/legal guardian’s name) as listed in the registration form.

You can also request printed forms by calling 703-619-8026 or emailing vpiearlychildhood@acps.k12.va.us 

Step 4

Complete medical documents: Commonwealth of Virginia School Entrance Health Form (PDF)

  • Physical examination report
  • Immunization record
  • TB Screening
Step 5

After your phone screening and reviewing required documents, a VPI registrar will schedule your in-person appointment to submit all original documents and complete your registration. In-person registration is by appointment only,  Monday-Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m

Please note: Spaces are limited. Acceptance to the VPI program is not on a first-come, first-served basis. Only complete applications can be processed for possible consideration for a space. Qualifying families that complete their registration will be placed on the VPI waitlist.


Important VPI Registration Deadlines

April 11-15, 2022

The Office of Early Childhood will be closed for spring break

April 20, 2022

Registration Begins for the 2023 school year starts (DOB eligibility: October 1, 2017 - September 30, 2018)  Registration is ongoing until March 2023

April 20-June 3, 2022

1st Priority Consideration deadline: families that complete registration by June 3, 2022 will be considered for the lottery and notified upon selection 

June 6-July 29, 2022

2nd Priority Consideration deadline: families that complete registration by July 29, 2022 will be considered for the lottery and notified upon selection 

August 24, 2022

First day of Preschool for VPI students

August 1, 2022- March 17, 2023

Families that complete registration will be placed on the waitlist until a space becomes available.

Virginia Preschool Initiative (VPI) Information

The purpose of the Virginia Preschool Initiative is to provide quality early childhood programs for eligible four-year olds.

2022-2023 School Year Online Forms

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CONTACT INFORMATION

Citywide Early Childhood Programs
1340 Braddock Place
Alexandria, VA 22314
703-619-8026
vpiearlychildhood@acps.k12.va.us

Betel Yosef
Administrative Assistant/Registrar
703-828-4219
betel.yosef@acps.k12.va.us