VPI Program Overview

  • The Virginia Preschool Initiative (VPI) is a state funded program that provides preschool for four-year-old children that are income eligible.  VPI promotes school readiness, health services, social services, nutrition, parental involvement, and transportation. 

    Spotsylvania County Public Schools VPI classes are  located at four schools:  Battlefield Elementary, Cedar Forest Elementary, Courtland Elementary, Harrison Road Elementary, Livingston Elementary, Riverview Elementary, Robert E. Lee Elementary, Salem Elementary and Wilderness Elementary. Each classroom serves eighteen students.   VPI Inclusion classes serve four children each at Chancellor Elementary, John J. Wright Educational and Cultural Center, and Riverview Elementary. 
    Program Overview 
    - The school day is 8:30 AM - 2:30 PM Monday through Friday. 
    - School bus transportation is offered; however transportation is not guaranteed depending on location.
    - Breakfast and lunch are provided; free or reduced rate is based on income.
    - The staff includes a professional preschool team.
    - The curriculum used is Creative Curriculum, which focuses on learning objectives inclusive all developmental domains and socialization skills within developmentally appropriate classrooms. 
    - Academic expectations include a focus on the Virginia Foundation Blocks for Early Learning, developing emergent reading, math, and communication skills. 
    - Additional intervention strategies are reviewed to help families address ways to support their child’s growth and development.

    Application for the 2020-21 Head Start and Virginia Preschool Initiative Preschool Programs: 

     * Click here to apply for the 2020-2021 Spotsylvania County Public Schools Preschool Program *

     Additional Forms

    To protect the health and safety of families, applications will be accepted online, by email, fax, or U.S. Mail.  Hard copy applications may be placed in a drop box at the Center for Family and Preschool Services, 7409 Brock Road, Spotsylvania, 22553 Monday - Friday between 8:00 AM and 4:00 PM.

    Children must be 4 years old by September 30, 2020 and families must meet income guidelines to be considered eligible for the program.  

    Children must reside in Spotsylvania County.

    Selections begin in April and are continuos through August or until the program is full. 

    Children selected will be contacted by a family service worker to complete enrollment.  Please ensure phone numbers and email information are included on your application and up-to-date to ensure we may reach you.  

    Children who are not selected for the program will be placed on a waiting list after the first day of school for vacancy considerations throughout the enrollment year.

    Questions or email application submissions may be directed to dbiggs@spotsylvania.k12.va.us

    Please follow these linksto print a copy of the application:

         2020-21 Head Start and Virginia Preschool Initiative Application - English