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Virginia Preschool Initiative

Virginia Preschool Initiative

Preschool for 4 year olds in Powhatan County

Powhatan County Public Schools is pleased to offer a pre-kindergarten program for 4 year old children for the 2017-2018 school year. The goal of the program is to provide a healthy learning environment for children whose social or economic conditions may place them at risk for poor school performance. Selection of students will be based on family need according to program guidelines for the Virginia Preschool Initiative. Enrollment priority will be given to children with the greatest number of factors impacting their environment. Factors considered include but are not limited to: 

• Education level of the parents 
• Child Characteristics (example - non-English speakers) 
• Family Income and characteristics

The class will be housed at Pocahontas  Elementary School, 4294 Anderson Highway , but will serve children from each of the three elementary school attendance zones. It will operate on the same calendar and school schedule as the elementary schools and transportation is provided. The program will be limited to 18 students. 

This is not a first-come, first-served program. To be eligible for the program, children must be legal residents of Powhatan County, be four years-of-age by September 30, 2017 and be toilet trained (no pull ups). Applications must be filled out completely. Proof of residency and immunizations will be required once accepted to the program. All interested parents of four year olds are encouraged to apply.


Applications are available at all Powhatan County elementary schools, Powhatan Department of Social Services, The Goochland-Powhatan Community Services Board and the PCPS website.  Applications should be returned to any elementary school or the School Board Administration Office.


Deadline for returning applications is May 5, 2017.

For more information please contact Kristin McLaughlin, Assistant Superintendent for Special Education and Pupil Personnel, at 598-5700.


Virginia Preschool Initiative Information Sheet (Word format)

Virginia Preschool Initiative Information Sheet (PDF format)

Virginia Preschool Initiative Application (Word format)

Virginia Preschool Initiative Application (PDF format)