Participating children must be four years old by Sept. 30, 2019 (NO EXCEPTIONS). Children are not admitted on a first-come, first-served basis, and are not guaranteed acceptance into the program.

Recruitment begins Feb. 11, 2019

How do I apply?

  1. Submit a pre-application online at
  2. An HCPS family advocate will contact you to schedule an appointment to complete the application process.

Important Information

  • If you need more information, contact New Bridge Learning Center at 804-328-8100.
  • Early Learning Preschool encourages families who have children with special needs to apply. If special accommodations are required, please notify staff members when scheduling your appointment. 
  • Applying does not guarantee program placement. 
  • Your child does not need to be present for your appointment.
  • Henrico County Public Schools does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability or age in its programs and activities.
  • Transportation is provided according to HCPS transportation guidelines. 

Recruitment Guidelines

Parent or guardian must provide the following original documents to apply (no copies will be accepted):

  • Completed recruitment packet (a recruitment packet can be picked up from one of the elementary schools listed on the Foundational Learning and Family Engagement page under “Preschool,” or from New Bridge Learning Center).
  • Certified birth certificate.
  • Proof of income for all family members (e.g., W-2, tax form, two most recent paycheck stubs per individual, TANF verification,
    letter from employer indicating period of employment and salary, child support, social security benefits, unemployment).
  • Proof of residency and identification:
    • Three forms are required:
      1. House contract, mortgage or lease agreement (if you do not have a lease or mortgage
        in your name, please call for additional requirements). 
      2. Utility bill dated within the past 30 days, AND
      3. Photo I.D. (military I.D., driver’s license, DMV I.D. or other photo I.D.).
  • Health insurance cards.
  • Current immunization records.
  • Completed physical exam form (dated within the past year). Page one must be completed.
    and signed by parent or guardian.
  • Completed dental exam form (dated within the past six months).
  • Court-ordered custody papers, if applicable.
  • Individualized Education Plan (IEP), if applicable.