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The application season for this school year is now closed. The application process for the 2022-2023 school year will open on February 15, 2022.

Steps in the Pre-K Waitlist Application Process

Phase I—

  1. After June 15, enter information into the online Pre-K application using the APPLY NOW button at the bottom of this page.*

    *If you do not have access to the internet, you may call and leave a message at the Pre-K Registration Help Line at 757.263.1492. A member from the Pre-K office will contact you to complete the questionnaire by phone.

  2. An email will be sent within a week to inform you of your tentative eligibility (or ineligibility) and the next steps for Phase II. This tentative eligibility communication does not guarantee a position in the program but rather that the child has met the initial eligibility criteria to be placed on the waitlist.

Phase II—

  1. If you are tentatively eligible, and it looks as though a spot may become open, a member of the Pre-K team will contact you with information on setting up an application screening appointment to present required documents to confirm eligibility. Appointments may be virtual or in-person.
  2. Schedule an application screening appointment, attend the appointment, and present all required documentation.

Phase III—

  1. If you are eligible and a seat opens in your chosen school, you will receive notification by phone and/or email to determine your intent to accept.
  2. If you accept the spot, we will send you an acceptance letter by email and notify the school that you will be making an appointment to take all required documents (listed on your acceptance letter) to your assigned school within a specified time period.
  3. Children will not be formally enrolled in the Pre-Kindergarten program until parents and/or guardians have completed the registration process at the assigned school. Children who are not registered and attending within a specified timeframe will forfeit their space in the Pre-K class.

*Please monitor your email and voicemail closely for seat assignment possibilities and further directions.

Required Documents

Documents needed to apply for Pre-K application screenings and registration:

Documents are required to be viewed during the application process and presented during the Enrollment Window - July 19 - August 19, 2021 - at your assigned school:

  1. Proof of child's birth (Your child must be four years old on or before September 30, 2021)
    Original certified birth certificate, child's passport or affidavit regarding birth (copies of these documents are not accepted);
  2. Parent/Guardian proof of identification
    Valid state or government issued photo ID, such as a Virginia Driver's license, a military ID or a valid U.S. passport ID;
  3. Proof of legal guardianship (if applicable)
    This is only required if your name is not on the child's birth certificate:
    • Court ordered custody documents
    • Custody Registration Form
      (for anyone assigned custody other than the biological parents)
    • Kinship Care Form
      (required if an adult relative is providing care to the child without assigned custody)
  4. VBCPS Registration/Emergency Data Form
    This form may be accessed online, provided at an in-person screening session or picked up at any Virginia Beach Elementary School.
  5. Parent/Guardian proof of income
    Because income is a primary qualifying factor, proof of income for all individuals contributing to the family is required to determine eligibility. This could include:
    1. 2020 W-2 forms or income tax forms;
    2. Social security/disability income;
    3. 1099s;
    4. Rental income;
    5. Two recent pay check stubs
    6. SNAP/TANF/WIC benefit information
    All income sources must be reported and verified.
  6. Two Proofs of Parent/Guardian Virginia Beach Residency*
    1. Mortgage or lease/rental agreement in your name, AND
    2. An electric, gas, or water bill in your name. Cable and phone bills are not acceptable.

    *If you are living with someone and you do not have a lease/mortgage and utility bill in your name, you must submit the following:

    • 1) The VBCPS Shared Housing Form, signed and notarized;
    • 2) Lease/mortgage of homeowner (copy for file);
    • 3) Your driver's license showing the current address (copy for file);
    • 4) Current utility bill of homeowner (copy for file);
    • 5) A bank statement, vehicle registration, paycheck stub, or voter registration card in the parent's/guardian's name showing the current address (copy for file)
  7. Individualized Education Program (IEP)
    This would only apply if your child has been found eligible for an IEP.

If you receive notification that your child is being placed in the program, then you must accept the seat by presenting the original documents that were viewed (above) AND the following documents (below) during the Open Enrollment window - July 19 - August 19, 2021 - at your assigned school:

  1. A copy of a comprehensive physical examination from a qualified licensed physician or licensed nurse practitioner, performed within the twelve months prior to the date the student enters Pre-K. The Virginia Form MCH-213G, can be used or a similar physical form provided by the healthcare provider.
  2. Proof of immunizations for all students entering a public school. Month, day, and year of immunizations must be reflected. Pre-kindergartners must have immunizations verified on either a Virginia Form MCH-213G, public health department form, or an immunization document from a qualified licensed physician or licensed nurse practitioner. For your convenience, directions are available for completing the MCH-213G form.
  3. Two current emergency contact phone numbers

Pre-K enrollment is contingent upon validation of all required documents.

Apply for Pre-K (2021-2022) Until June 4, 2021

Thank you for your interest in the VBCPS Pre-Kindergarten program. We accept applications from February until June for first-round placements. You may still apply from June until October for the waitlist. We will continue to place students as we have openings.