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2022-2023 Frequently Asked Questions

Do I need to re-enroll my child if he/she is a current preschool student?
Current preschool families that qualify for the 2022-2023 school year will receive an “intent to return form” to re-enroll. Please email us at if you have not received the “intent to return form”.

Is my child going to attend in-person?
RPS Preschool is planning for in-person learning during the 2022-2023 school year.

Is my child eligible for preschool?

  • The child must live in the City of Richmond

  • The child must be 3 or 4 years old by September 30, 2022

  • Eligibility is determined based on the family’s income and at-risk factors 

A completed online application is required to initiate the preschool enrollment process. 

When would I know if my child was accepted?
Families will receive an email notification within a month from completing their application.

Is there any cost for preschool?
Preschool is free and includes breakfast and lunch for all students.

When does preschool start?
RPS Preschool follows the Richmond Public Schools calendar. The first day of school will be August 29, 2022.

Is preschool a half-day or full-day program?
RPS preschool is a full-day program, Monday through Friday.

Where will my child attend school?
Students are enrolled in their zoned preschool classrooms. If your zone school is full at the time of enrollment, the student will be placed at the next available/closest location. 

Does preschool provide transportation?
RPS preschool provides transportation to students attending their zoned school.

Do I need to buy school supplies?
RPS Preschool will provide students with all the materials needed (books, journals, pencils, crayons, playdough, scissors, etc.).  

Can my child with disabilities attend preschool?
Parents/guardians of children with special needs are encouraged to apply.