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(540) 853-1438

Roanoke City Public Schools offers two high quality programs for preschool children. 

  • The Virginia Preschool Initiative (VPI) Program serves children who are four years old by September 30th of the school year.  Children are accepted based on educational need and family factors such as income.  For additional information regarding the VPI Program, call 853-2300.

  • The REACH Program provides special education services for children ages two through four with developmental delays or disabilities.  To qualify, preschoolers must be eligible for special education and related services.  To refer a child to REACH, call 853-1900.

To apply for preschool for the 2020 -
 2021 school year, click here.

Our preschool programs are offered free of charge to eligible children.  Classrooms are staffed by certified teachers and by instructional assistants.  Bus transportation is provided.



40 Douglass Avenue NW, Roanoke, VA24012 Phone 540-853-2502