NKCPS Preschool Opportunities

NKCPS Preschool Opportunities
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New Kent County Public Schools is excited to share our vision for a unified early childhood program.  The long term goal for preschool aged children is for them to be as ready as possible to enter kindergarten. Therefore, the division’s goal is to offer preschool in each of the elementary schools. In the 2022-2023 school year, New Kent County Public Schools will be opening our third elementary school.  In order to prepare for the expansion, New Kent County Public Schools will be adjusting our pre-school offerings for the 2021-2022 school year.  Not only will we be able to serve our Early Childhood Special Education (ECSE) students and model students in our traditional IPOP setting, but we will be including students through the Virginia Preschool Initiative (VPI).  The purpose of the VPI program is to ensure that all students have access to a high quality preschool education.  Both programs employ an integrated, evidence based curriculum, highly qualified teachers and are safe, student-centered environments. 

Our programs have generated a tremendous amount of interest and we can only serve a limited number of students currently.  This limited capacity, the unification of early childhood programs, and the impact of Covid-19 have resulted in some changes to our application and screening process.  You will notice the addition of questions concerning income. This information will assist us in determining the most appropriate program for your child. Families who want their child considered for enrollment must provide all requested documentation.  

Once we have reviewed the applications, we will contact you to schedule a screening date for your child. These meetings will be conducted one on one with a qualified staff member and will maintain all necessary mitigation measures.   

Applications and brochures may be printed from the links below or picked up in each elementary school's main office. Completed applications for preschool must be submitted to the registrar at New Kent Elementary School by April 16th, 2021.   We will then begin scheduling screening appointments for potential preschool students.  Applications received after this date will be added to a waiting list for possible openings. Please keep in mind that students with Individualized Education Programs are identified by a separate process.  

Thank you so much for your interest in the preschool programs at New Kent County Public Schools.  We look forward to meeting with you and your child.  

Applications Preschool Brochure (Espanol)
Preschool Application (Espanol)

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