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Public Preschool/PreKindergarten Registration 2023-2024

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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Chesapeake Schools Preschool Initiative has begun taking applications for the 2023-24 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 2023-2024 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 2023-2024 school year. In order for children to participate, children must be four (4) years old by September 30th, 2023 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 2023-24 school year! Students must be born between October 1, 2018 and September 30, 2019
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 will begin accepting applications for the 2023-24 school year at the end of March 2023. Your child must be 3 or 4 by September 30 of the school year you are applying to enroll.
NPS preschool programs are not first-apply, first-accepted. For your child to be considered for NPS preschool programs, you must complete an application and submit the required supporting documents. For our three-year-old classes, students must live in a Title I school zone to be accepted.


Portsmouth Public Schools Preschool Program – Enrollment for 2023-24 preschool applications will be accepted April 4th – May 31st and June 17th by appointments only. Your child must be 4-years-old on or before Sept. 30, 2023
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 2023-24 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.