The Virginia Preschool Initiative (VPI) supports quality early childhood education programs for children at risk for school failure. Families with income at, or below 200% of poverty, with children who are four years old by Sept. 30 of the school year and who live in Fairfax County or the city of Fairfax are eligible for participation in VPI. Children are also eligible if they meet one or more of the following criteria:
Identified with special needs and have an Individual Education Plan (IEP).
- Live in a foster care home.
- Are under a Child Protective Service order.
- Live in families who receive Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF).
- Live in families that are enrolled in the Virginia Initiative for Employment Not Welfare (VIEW) program.
- Live with a teen parent.
VPI supports children's school readiness through:
- Quality early childhood education programs.
- Health, mental health, dental and developmental screenings and follow-up as needed.
- Experiences that result in smooth transitions to kindergarten.
Programs partner with families to provide:
- Workshops and events that engage families in their children's early education experiences.
- Literacy programs.
- Resource materials.
Early childhood professionals participating in VPI receive support through:
- Ongoing professional development.
- On-site visits and technical assistance.
- Classroom supplies that support curriculum implementation
Find A VPI Program Near You
Availability can vary. Call the program for more information.
ACCA Child Development Center
7200 Columbia Pike, Annandale, VA 22003
Buckman Road KinderCare
4287 Buckman Road, Alexandria, VA 22309
Capital Kids Preschool and Learning Center
8758 Richmond Highway, Alexandria, VA 22309
Creative Learning School
8331 Washington Ave., Alexandria, VA 22309
Fordson Road KinderCare
7901 Fordson Road, Alexandria, VA 22306
Gum Street KinderCare
6123 Gum St., Alexandria, VA 22310
Hopkins House-McNeil Preschool Academy
8543 Forest Place, Alexandria, VA 22309
UCM Early Learning
2709 Popkins Lane, Alexandria, VA 22306
Stone Road KinderCare
6215 Stone Road, Centreville,VA 20120
Main Street Child Development Center
4401 Sideburn Road, Fairfax, VA 22030
Sparkles Child Care Center
12001 Lee Highway, Fairfax, VA 22030
Falls Church McLean Children's Center
7230 Idylwood Road, Falls Church, VA 22043
303 S. Maple Ave., Suite 100, Falls Church, VA 22046
Seven Corners Children's Center
6129 Willston Drive, Falls Church,VA 22044
Franklin Farm Road KinderCare
13228 Franklin Farm Road, Herndon, VA 20171
Herndon Parkway KinderCare
1178 Herndon Pkwy, Herndon, VA 20170
Hopkins House - Innovative Preschool
200 Fairbrook Drive, Suite 103, Herndon, VA 20170
703-549-4232 option 1
Lake Newport Road KinderCare
11875 Lake Newport Road, Reston, VA 20194
Laurel Learning Center
11484 Washington Plaza West, # 200, Reston, VA 20190
Soapstone Drive KinderCare
2300 Soapstone Drive, Reston VA 20191
Rolling Road KinderCare
8119 Rolling Road, Springfield VA 22153