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Preschool Enrollment

RPS Preschool offers full-day, high-quality early childhood education to eligible 3 and 4 year old children living in the City of Richmond. All interested families are encouraged to apply.

You will need the following documents for your 3 and/or 4 year old's enrollment application:

  1. Child’s original birth certificate or a certified copy (a scanned copy or photograph can be uploaded but the physical document must be presented before the student is enrolled). Children need to turn 3 or 4 years old on or before September 30, 2021.
  2. Proof of income: 2020 Tax return, 2020 W-2, letter from employer on company letterhead indicating parent/guardian name and weekly income, a recent pay stub, Notice of Action from Department of Social Services, TANF verification, SSI verification or Child Support court documents.
  3. Two proofs of address: Rental lease, residence manager’s letter on company letterhead, electric bill, water bill, gas bill, notarized shared housing form for families renting a room or living with relatives or friends and utility bill and/or parent/guardian photo ID with the same address. DO NOT use a phone bill or any other regular mail.
  4. An up to date immunization record and physical (performed within the 12 months prior to the date of entrance).

Please note that after submitting your enrollment application, it will be reviewed by the RPS Preschool Team for eligibility and to determine placement. If your child is placed in a preschool classroom, you will receive notification via email and be asked to complete the final steps of the enrollment process at your child's school.

Begin the PreSchool Enrollment Process

For more Preschool information visit Preschool website. Learn more about various RPS Preschools.

Preschool for 5-year-olds (Applicable for the current school year 2021-2022)

Due to the effects of the pandemic on the SY2020-2021, the Virginia Department of Education will allow children turning 5 years-old on or before September 30, 2021 to register in Preschool for SY2021-2022 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.

For more information, please send an email to preschool@rvaschools.net.