Apply now for Chesterfield County Public Schools prekindergarten

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Prekindergarten applications are being accepted now for the 2017-18 school year. Chesterfield County Public Schools offers a limited number of prekindergarten spots to provide school-readiness skills to eligible children with the greatest need. Prekindergarten is offered in 20 elementary schools: Bellwood, Bensley, Beulah, Chalkley, Marguerite Christian, Crenshaw, Crestwood, A.M. Davis, Ecoff, Ettrick, Falling Creek, Harrowgate, Hening, Hopkins, Jacobs Road, Matoaca, Providence, Reams Road, Salem Church and Elizabeth Scott.

Children who will be 4 years old by Sept. 30, 2017, and who live in the attendance zone for any school noted above may apply for prekindergarten. There are no exceptions to age and residency requirements. Parents who are unsure which school zone they live in may call
804-318-8743 or visit

To apply, parents may take their children to any of the application opportunities listed below:

  • Perrymont, 8610 Perrymont Road
    March 2, 9, 16, 23 and 30 and April 6, 20 and 27, 1-6 p.m.
  • Chesterfield County Fairgrounds, 10300 Courthouse Road
    March 15, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
  • Falling Creek Elementary, 4800 Hopkins Road
    March 7, 10 a.m.-3 p.m.
  • Reams Road Elementary, 10141 Reams Road
    March 21, 10 a.m.-3 p.m.
  • Marguerite Christian Elementary, 14801 Woods Edge Road
    April 4, 10 a.m.-3 p.m.

Children must accompany their parents when applying for prekindergarten in order to complete a brief screening. A health/physical form is not required until acceptance into the program. The child’s Social Security number is requested, and these items must be presented when applying:

  1. parent’s photo ID
  2. child’s certified original birth certificate
  3. proof of income by providing one of these document options:
    • W-2 form for each working parent in the home
    • Tax form for 2016
    • Letter from an employer indicating period of employment and salary for each working parent
    • Two of the most recent pay stubs for all jobs worked by any parent living in the home
    • If applicable, also bring SNAP, TANF, SSI, SSA,unemployment
      and child support documents.
  4. proof of residency by providing one of these documents:
    • Rental lease for at least one year or deed of a residence in Chesterfield County
    • Contract or lease free of contingencies to occupy a Chesterfield residence within two months of the date of enrollment
    • Resident manager’s letter on company letterhead stating that residence is a corporate residence in Chesterfield County
    • Weekly receipts for temporary residence in a hotel or motel for up to 60 days (requires renewal or evidence of more permanent residency within 60 days of enrollment)
    • If you plan to submit a “lives with” form, then the person you live with must come with you and provide lease, deed or mortgage statements.

A limited number of prekindergarten spots are available, and applying does not guarantee acceptance. Applications received by April 27 will be reviewed equally. Prekindergarten applications are taken year-round, and students who are not initially accepted are placed on a waiting list, in case a spot opens during the year.

For questions about prekindergarten registration, call 804-279-7357.