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Preschool Registration

Note: Registration opening for the 2023–24 school year will be announced in March 2023.

VPI Eligibility Requirements for School Year 2023–2024

  1. Age
    • Your child must be four years old by September 30 (born between October 1, 2018 and September 30, 2019)
  2. Residency
  3. Income
    • The child’s family must meet the income eligibility poverty guidelines or other risk factors.

2023 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 325%
1 $29,160 $47,385
2 $39,440 $64,090
3 $49,720 $80,795
4 $60,000 $97,500
5 $70,280 $114,205
6 $80,560 $130,910
7 $90,840 $147,615
8 $101,120 $164,320
9 $111,400 $181,025
10 $121,680 $197,730
11 $131,960 $214,435

For questions about income eligibility and for income over 325% please call 703-619-8026 or email

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 2023-2024 School Year

Step 1

Start your registration process by visiting ACPS VPI Appointments: to schedule a phone screening appointment 

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 

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 3–April 7, 2023 Office closed for spring break.

April 2023

Registration begins for the 2023-24 school year starts (DOB eligibility: October 1, 2018 - September 30, 2019)  Registration is ongoing until March 2024.

June 2, 2023

1st Priority Consideration deadline: families that complete registration by June 2, 2023 will be considered for the lottery and notified upon selection.

July 28, 2023

2nd Priority Consideration deadline: families that complete registration by July 28, 2023 will be considered for the lottery and notified upon selection.

August 23, 2023

First day of preschool for VPI students.

August 1, 2023- March 1, 2024

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

March 25–29, 2024 Office closed for spring break.


Citywide Early Childhood Programs
1340 Braddock Place
Alexandria, VA 22314

Betel Yosef
Administrative Assistant/Registrar