Get your child off to a strong start: Apply for Henrico County Public Schools’ 2022-23 preschool program

Henrico, Va., Feb. 14, 2022 — Henrico County Public Schools is now accepting applications for its 2022-23 Early Learning Preschool program. HCPS Early Learning Preschool is designed to provide a high-quality preschool environment for children who live in Henrico County and who will be 4 years old by Sept. 30, 2022.

Interested parents and guardians should apply and submit required documents online at HCPS’ preschool page. Applicants may also hand-deliver their documents by appointment. After applying and submitting documents, applicants will be contacted by the school division’s pre-K family liaison staff to complete the process. For questions, email or call 804-328-8104. Please be aware that because of the large call volume, email is the most efficient way to communicate.

Preschool hours vary depending on location. For more information, including preschool sites, go to the preschool page.

Acceptance to an HCPS Early Learning Preschool classroom is granted as slots are available, after a complete application has been submitted and reviewed. Invitations for enrollment are based on specific criteria, and are not granted on a first-come, first-served basis. Eligible students who live within the attendance zone of a school with an HCPS preschool classroom are considered first.

HCPS preschool students gain literacy and other skills using a developmentally appropriate, hands-on curriculum, including a focus on phonemic awareness; language enrichment; letters and sounds; decoding and beginning reading and writing; numeracy with a focus on numbers and number sense; and social and emotional development.

Henrico County Public Schools encourages families of children with special needs to apply. There are no exceptions to age and residency requirements. There is no cost to families for the program and transportation will be provided for preschool students in accordance with HCPS transportation guidelines. HCPS does not discriminate based on race, color, national origin, sex, disability or age in its programs and activities.