Preschool Programs

Preschool program applications for the 2020-21 school year are posted on the division website. Applications are being accepted for the Virginia Preschool Initiative (VPI) for three and four-year-old children and the Integrated Preschool Outreach Program for three-year old children. IPOP applications for three-year-old children will be accepted on a limited basis, and students will be placed on a waitlist. Children enrolled in the IPOP program for the 2019-20 school year will remain enrolled for the 2020-21 school year; however, we are not accepting new IPOP applications for four- year-olds at this time. Students in VPI, IPOP, and the Early Childhood Special Education programs are providing instruction in an inclusive classroom environment.

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)
Preschool age children with disabilities who have been determined to have a disability that requires special education are served in the ECSE program. Contact your zoned school if you suspect your child has a disability or if your child currently has an Individualized Education Program (IEP). Click the following link to find your child's zoned school.

For additional information about ECSE program, please contact Valerie Wilson.

Integrated Preschool Outreach Program (IPOP)
The IPOP is a language-based, preschool program offering a wide variety of enriching educational activities. IPOP is designed to serve children with and without disabilities in an inclusive preschool classroom and prepare them for success in kindergarten. Click on the links below for the application and program information.

For additional information about the IPOP program, please contact Okrika Harold.

Virginia Preschool Initiative (VPI)
The purpose of the Virginia Preschool Initiative (VPI) is an educational program for children in Virginia who meet criteria outlined in the application. York County School Division's VPI program provides a variety of enriching activities designed to prepare children for success in kindergarten. There is no cost for the program.

For additional information about the VPI program, please contact Okrika Harold.

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 757-890-3888


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