The 2023-2024 Pre-K application will open on February 15, 2023.

Program Overview

Virginia Beach City Public Schools proudly offers a Pre-Kindergarten (Pre-K) program to children with the greatest need at many elementary schools. Pre-Kindergarten is a full-day program that follows the VBCPS school calendar and school hours. The Pre-K program provides children with purposeful learning experiences to prepare them for a successful transition to kindergarten while they become independent, enthusiastic and self-confident learners.

Virginia Beach City Public Schools Pre-Kindergarten. Rooted in Learning.Through the implementation of a developmentally-appropriate, hands-on curriculum, students will be engaged in learning literacy with a focus on phonemic awareness, language enrichment, letters/sounds, decoding and beginning reading and writing; developing numeracy with a focus on numbers and number sense; and growing socially and emotionally. The program develops students' communication, collaboration and problem-solving skills and integrates technology when appropriate to support learning. Participation in the program encourages children to develop good habits and daily routines while teachers are encouraged to adopt child-centered instructional practices.

The Pre-K program is funded through both the Virginia Preschool Initiative (VPI) and Title I grants awarded to the school division. VBCPS offers Pre-K in select schools across the division.