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Preschool Enrollment

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Richmond Public Schools offers a free, high-quality preschool program for eligible three- and four-year-olds.

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, as well as aftercare options for working families, all provided at absolutely no cost to you.

Invest in your child's future with Richmond Public Schools' outstanding, tuition-free preschool program.

Go to to start your preschool application today.

Families enrolling a student in RPS for the first time will need to create an account when they first visit. Returning families should use the same login information used for enrollment or school applications of other children.
Watch a quick video on how to create an account:

How to Get Started

What do I need to apply?

You need to complete your online preschool application and provide the following documents

1- Child’s original birth certificate or a certified copy: children need to turn 3 or 4 years old on or before September 30, 2024
2- Two proofs of address in the City of Richmond
3- Proof of income
4- Up to date immunization records and physical (performed after August 19, 2023)

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

Families in transition including students experiencing housing instability, homelessness, 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