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RPS Preschool applications are open!

This is a free program for children 3 and 4-years-old by September 30, 2024.

Start your preschool application


Our outstanding preschool program empowers young learners with essential skills in math, literacy, science, and social-emotional development, providing a solid foundation for success in Kindergarten and beyond.

At RPS we go the extra mile to support families! Our program includes transportation services, nutritious breakfast and lunch all provided at absolutely no cost to you.

Act fast, as spaces are limited!

Go to to submit your preschool application. 

Families enrolling a student in RPS for the first time will need to create an account when they first visit. Watch a quick video on how to create an account.

Current RPS preschool families eligible for the 2024-2025 school year have been provided an “intent to return form” for re-enrollment and do not need to re-apply. If you have not received this form, please contact us at

2024-2025 Required Documents for Preschool Enrollment

To apply for RPS Preschool (VPI, Head Start, and Early Childhood Special Education (ECSE) Inclusion Classes) families will need to complete the online preschool application and provide the following documents: 

  1. Birth certificate

  2. Two Proofs of Residence

  3. Proof of Income

  4. Health Requirements

Families of children with special needs are encouraged to apply to preschool.

Families in transition, including students experiencing housing instability, houselessness and living with kinship caregivers/non-guardian family members, can call (804) 780-6288 or email for additional support.

If you need additional information, assistance with your online application, or if you are missing one or more of the required documents, please send an email to We are here to help.