Four-Year-Old Preschool APS
and the Virginia Preschool Initiative (VPI)

Melissa Rogers (General Education)

VPI Teacher 

Tracy Smith-Houston (General Education)

VPI Teacher

Sara Keys (Special Education)

VPI Teacher

The Virginia Preschool Initiative is a high quality Pre-k program for four-year-old children at Arlington Public Schools and is free to all eligible students. Children engage in enriching educational experiences, explore learning materials and new ideas, and build their skills as they prepare to enter kindergarten. The Pre-k curriculum is research-based, fosters the development of literacy and math skills, and builds social-emotional foundations for lifetime learning. Each class has up to 18 children with a certified teacher and full-time instructional assistant. The program follows the elementary school schedule Monday through Friday.

Learn more about VPI Application and Program Information