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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 three - and 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 three- and four-year-old children 
  • The school assignment is based on the nearest geographic serving school location. Programs are offered at:
    • Early Childhood Center at John Adams Elementary School 
      8:15 a.m.–2:50 p.m.
      5651 Rayburn Ave, Alexandria, VA 22311
    • William Ramsay Elementary School 
      8:00 a.m.–2:35 p.m.  
      5700 Sanger Ave, Alexandria, VA 22311
    • Douglas MacArthur Elementary School 
      8:00 a.m.–2:35 p.m.
      1101 Janneys Ln. Alexandria, VA 22302
    • Jefferson Houston School
      8:00 a.m.- 2:35 p.m.   
      1501 Cameron St, Alexandria, VA 22314
  • 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

2023-2024 School Year Registration Flyer


Citywide Early Childhood Programs
1340 Braddock Place
Alexandria, VA 22314

Betel Yosef
Administrative Assistant/Registrar

Schedule your phone screening: