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Virginia Preschool Initiative

OCPS offers free preschool to qualifying families through the Virginia Preschool Initiative (VPI). The purpose of VPI is to provide quality early childhood programs for eligible four-year-olds. Eligibility is based on family income and child and family risk factors. VPI is a program designed for families who might not otherwise have access to quality early childhood education opportunities.


Program Highlights:

  • Full-day classes for four-year-old children

  • The school assignment is based on the nearest geographic serving school location. Programs are offered at:

    • Locust Grove Elementary School (8:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.)

    • Taylor Education Complex in Orange (8:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.)

    • Gordon Barbour Elementary School (8:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.)

  • Highly qualified and licensed teachers

  • A research-based curriculum that emphasizes facilitating language development, social skills, problem-solving skills, and physical development.

  • Literacy, math, science, social studies, art, music, and physical activities are incorporated into all aspects of the daily routine

  • Breakfast, lunch, and a snack are provided at no cost.


NOTE: Check required documentation needed for registration.

Program Locations: Gordon-Barbour | Locust Grove | Taylor Education Administration Complex