The prekindergarten program serves four-year old children who face economic and environmental risk factors that may impact Kindergarten readiness.
Pre-K is a full-day program that follows the CCPS school calendar and regular school hours. The program is free, and transportation is provided in accordance with CCPS transportation guidelines.
CPS pre-K programs use the research-based curriculum The Creative Curriculum for Preschool. Through individual, hands-on and project-based studies, students build confidence, creativity and critical thinking skills across content and developmental areas to promote positive outcomes.
Pre-K programs are offered at several elementary school sites:
Children must be four years old on or before Sept. 30 of the upcoming school year and reside in Chesterfield County. There are no exceptions to age and residency requirements. There is no cost to families for the programming, and transportation is provided in accordance with CCPS transportation guidelines.
Eligible students who live within the attendance zone of a school with a PreK classroom are considered first. To find your school, use the Find my School feature.
Pre-k programs are funded through the Virginia Preschool Initiative, federal Head Start and Title 1 grants awarded to the school division.
Applying to the program Applications may be submitted throughout the year. Acceptance is granted as slots are available after the application has been submitted, reviewed and scored. Acceptance into the program is based on the child’s ranking on the waitlist rather than via a first-come, first-served basis. If you submitted an application prior to Feb. 4, 2022, please call 804-706-6061 to update your information.
You will be asked for proof of residency during the registration process.
If additional information is needed for your application, a staff member will contact you.