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RPS Preschool & Early Childhood Education


RPS Preschool is a full-day, high-quality early childhood education program that prepares children for success in kindergarten and beyond! 

Preschool student showing her painting

About RPS Preschool

RPS offers full-day, high-quality early childhood education to eligible children through the Virginia Preschool Initiative (VPI), Early Head Start, Head Start and Early Childhood Special Education (ECSE) programs. RPS preschool prepares children for success in kindergarten and beyond!  

Preschool students playing on the carpet

Program Overview

Through the use of The Creative Curriculum and Al’s Pals strategies all preschool students are immersed in learning through purposeful play-based experiences on topics they are familiar with from their everyday lives. Children find opportunities for rigorous skill development like counting, measurement, and language comprehension while also developing positive relationships, gross-motor skills, and problem-solving abilities.


Preschool enrollment for the 2022-2023 school year will start in the next few months. You will need the following documents to complete your preschool application:

1. Child’s original birth certificate
2. Proof of income
3. Two proofs of address
4. Up to date immunization records and physical

Preschool Locations


COVID-19 Eligibility Form

Due to COVID-19 more families may qualify for RPS Preschool. Download the COVID-19 Eligibility Form. Space is limited. Click here to enroll TODAY.

Preschool for 5-year-olds

Due to the effects of the pandemic on the 2020-2021 school year, the Virginia Department of Education will allow children turning 5 years-old on or before September 30, 2021 to register in Preschool for the 2021-2022 school year instead of going to Kindergarten. The purposes of this year’s exception are for children currently attending virtual preschool to stay one more year for an in-person preschool experience, and for children that did not attend preschool this year, to have the opportunity to prepare for Kindergarten.

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