York County School Division's preschool programs include Early Childhood Special Education (ECSE), the Integrated Preschool Outreach Program (IPOP), and Virginia Preschool Initiative (VPI). Head Start is a preschool program provided through the County of York. Information about each program can be found in the information and links below.
Early Childhood Special Education (ECSE)
Children ages 2-5 who are eligible for special education are served in York County School Division's ECSE program. Contact your zoned school if you suspect your child has a disability or if your child has an Individualized Education Program (IEP) from another school division. Click the following link to find your zoned school.
Integrated Preschool Outreach Program (IPOP)
The IPOP is a language-based, preschool program offering a wide variety of enriching activities in a nurturing educational setting. IPOP is designed to serve children with and without disabilities in one preschool classroom. Click on the links below for program information, cost, eligibility, and the application.
Virginia Preschool Initiative (VPI)
The purpose of the Virginia Preschool Initiative (VPI) is to provide a high quality educational program for children in Virginia who are considered at-risk for learning difficulties and to prepare them to be successful in kindergarten. Students will be engaged in high quality preschool education that will encompass health and nutrition services, social services, parental involvement, and transportation. York County School Division's VPI program provides a variety of enriching activities in a nurturing educational setting designed to prepare children to be successful in kindergarten. There is no cost for the program.
Head Start (County of York Preschool Program)
Head Start* is a no cost preschool program serving children 3-5 years old. Eligible children and their families must live in York County and meet income and other eligibility criteria. Breakfast and lunch are provided at no cost to children enrolled in Head Start.
*Head Start is a federally funded preschool program offered and staffed by the York County Government. For additional information about Head Start and eligibility criteria, contact: Tracy Bridgforth, Family Services Coordinator, at 757-898-3888.
For additional information about preschool programs contact: