Chesterfield County offers a limited number of prekindergarten spots in these 12 elementary schools to provide school-readiness skills to eligible children with the greatest need: Bellwood, Bensley, Beulah, Chalkley, Marguerite Christian, Davis, Ettrick, Falling Creek, Harrowgate, Hopkins, Providence and Reams Road.
Children who will be 4 by Sept. 30, who show an educational need and who live in the school attendance zone may apply for prekindergarten. There are no exceptions to age and residency requirements. To find out if they live in the attendance zone of a school with prekindergarten, parents may call 594-1726 or go online to the parents section of mychesterfieldschools.com, then click “find my school.”
To apply for prekindergarten, parents should take their children to the site that is more convenient:
Only a limited number of spots are available, so applying for prekindergarten does not guarantee acceptance. Applications will be reviewed equally no matter which date they are submitted, but applications taken after April 19 will be placed on a waiting list.
So that they can complete a brief screening, children should accompany their parents when applying for prekindergarten. The child’s Social Security number is requested, and these items must be presented:
─ lease for at least one year or deed of a residence or property in Chesterfield County
─ contract or lease free of contingencies to occupy a Chesterfield County residence within two months of the date of enrollment
─ resident manager’s letter on company letterhead stating that residence is a corporate residence in Chesterfield County
─ weekly receipts for temporary residence in a hotel or motel for up to 60 days (requires renewal or evidence of more permanent residency within 60 days of enrollment)
For more information, call 279-7357, 279-7352 or 594-1671.