Norfolk Public Schools provides a full-day, high-quality instructional program for preschool aged students identified as at risk for early academic challenges. There are 21 Title I classes for three-year-olds and 73 classes for four-year-olds located throughout the school division and the city of Norfolk. The goal of our prekindergarten program is to help prepare the students for success in kindergarten and beyond.
The preschool programs operated by the Office of Early Learning and Title I are mostly state and/or federally grant funded and, as such, involve enrollment criteria. Acceptance into the Norfolk Public Schools prekindergarten program is based, in part, upon the following requirements:
- Residency: You must provide proof that you and your child are residents of the city of Norfolk.
- Age: Your child must be age 3 or 4 by September 30th of the school year for which you are applying to enroll.
- Program-related eligibility criteria: The funds that support our preschool programs have various criteria that must be taken into consideration before offering acceptance to any student. In order for your child to be considered for our preschool programs, you must complete an application and submit the required supporting documents. For our three-year old classes, students must live in a Title I school zone to be accepted (see the Title I section for a list of schools).
February: Applications for next school year are available.
June: Letters are mailed to inform families of their status towards enrollment.