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RPS is now accepting online preschool applications for SY2022-2023! Space is limited, so apply today!

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. Currently enrolled RPS preschool students continuing preschool next year and completed and returned an intent to return form to their school do not need to reapply.

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, 2022.
  2. Proof of income: 2021 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, child support court documents, SNAP verification, or 1040 tax form/
  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 Application 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 and for school year 2022-2023)

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, or for SY2022-2023, children turning 5-years old on or before September 30, 2022 who did not have access to a sufficient preschool experience.

For more information or if you have questions, please send an email to preschool@rvaschools.net.