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Public Preschool/PreKindergarten Registration 2024-2025

757 Public Preschool Registration

It is time to start thinking about preschools! This is our BIG LIST with dates of enrollment and links to eligibility and registration information for Virginia Public Preschool Programs in Hampton Roads. Scroll down to find information and links listed by city.

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There is now one link – coordinated through the Minus 9 to 5 initiative – that includes information for public Preschool/PreK programs in southeastern Virginia. You can find that link here.


Chesapeake Schools Preschool Initiative has begun taking applications for the 2024-25 school year.
Program acceptance is determined by the Virginia Preschool Initiative (VPI) eligibility criteria and is FREE for eligible 4yr olds living in Chesapeake.


Hampton City School’s PreK has begun taking appointments to register for the 2024-2025 school year. The program is for children who are 4 years old on or before September 30th. Parents or legal guardians can call 757-727-2448 to make an appointment.

Isle of Wight

Isle of Wight County School preschool applications are now being accepted for the 2024-2025 school year. To participate, children must be four (4) years old by September 30th, 2024 and live in Isle of Wight County.
Our Learning Center Preschool Program is funded through the Virginia Preschool Initiative (VPI). Eligibility for participation is based on criteria set by the Virginia Department of Education (VDOE).

Newport News

Newport News Public Schools Preschool is now accepting applications for the 2024-25 school year! Questions? Please call the NNPS Preschool Office at (757) 283-7850 x.10247
NNPS Preschool is a state and federally funded program, and all applications will be reviewed based on eligibility criteria and space availability.


Norfolk Public Schools Preschool is now accepting applications for the 2024-25 school year. Your child must be 3 or 4 by September 30 of the school year you are applying to enroll. Questions? Email [email protected] or call 757-628-3944.
Acceptance into the preschool program is determined on eligibility criteria and identified risk factors, not on a first-come, first-serve basis. 


Portsmouth Public Schools Preschool Program – 2024-25 preschool applications will be accepted by appointment only.
Selection into Portsmouth Public School’s Bright Start Preschool Program is based on the eligibility criteria established by the state of Virginia and Portsmouth Public Schools. 


Suffolk Public Schools Early Start Program for 4 yr olds living in Suffolk, VA. This program is for children who turn 4 years old by September 30, 2023, who need an extra year to prepare for success in kindergarten and meet the eligibility criteria.

Virginia Beach

Virginia Beach Public Schools Pre-K programs are now accepting applications for the 2024-25 school year.
The Pre-K program is funded through both the Virginia Preschool Initiative (VPI) and Title I grants awarded to the school division. VBCPS offers Pre-K in select schools across the division. 

York County

York County School Division’s preschool programs include Early Childhood Special Education (ECSE), the Integrated Preschool Outreach Program (IPOP) – not offered in 2023/24, and Virginia Preschool Initiative (VPI). ECSE & VPI are both tuition-free while IPOP is a tuition-required program.