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Apply for PreK! Priority Deadline March 15

Teacher helps student learn ABC's using pointing chart.At Charlottesville City Schools, we offer a free preschool program for qualifying three- and four-year-olds. Those who live within the Charlottesville City limits and have a child who will be three or four years old by September 30 may be eligible to enroll in the Charlottesville City Preschool Program and/or the MACAA Head Start Program.

Preschool applications are now open for the 2021-22 school year— and there’s a new, simpler way to do it called Go2Grow. Go2Grow works with local public schools, Head Start programs, and private providers in Charlottesville, Albemarle, Fluvanna, Louisa, Go2Grow logoand Greene. Families can review and sign up for not only preschool, but also childcare using a single, online application. Go2Grow applications can be filled out by any family with a child, birth to age 5, looking for preschool or care options in Central Virginia.

Apply Online Here

Along with our community partners at the United Way of Greater Charlottesville, MACAA Head Start, and Albemarle County Public Schools, our collective goal is to provide comprehensive early childhood experiences for area students with risk factors that may present challenges for future academic success. Initial application review for placement occurs from February to May for the 2021-22 school year. Applications are accepted year-round and can be submitted using the online form or using the paper application (see below). Information will be handled confidentially.