Mar. 2018: Virginia Preschool Initiative Registrations

Bright Stars Program

Dinwiddie County Public Schools will hold registration for the Virginia Preschool Initiative (Bright Stars Program) beginning on March 23, 2018.  The goal of the 4-year-old program is to provide a healthy learning environment for children whose social or economic conditions may put them at risk of poor school performance.

Enrollment priority is given to children with the greatest number of factors impacting their environment. Some of the factors considered for program eligibility include income level of parent/guardian, educational level or the parent/guardian, child characteristics and other family stressors.

Each VPI classroom is limited to 18 students. Current classrooms are located at Southside Elementary School. The program will operate on the same calendar and schedule as the elementary school. The program does not operate on a first come/first serve basis, rather a continuous enrollment until the program is filled. Eligible students must be 4-years-old by September 30, 2018, and be a resident of Dinwiddie County.

Applications are available online at or at each elementary school. In addition, the following registration dates and times have been identified and the location:

Date Time(s) Location
Friday, March 23, 2018 8:30 am – 12 noon/1 pm – 3 pm Southside Elementary
Saturday, March 24, 2018 9 am – 12 noon Historic Southside Learning Center Annex
Tuesday, March 27, 2018 8:30 am – 11:30 am Sunnyside Elementary
Tuesday, March 27, 2018 1 pm – 4:00 pm Midway  Elementary
Thursday, March 29, 2018 9 am -12 noon/ 1 pm – 3 pm Southside Elementary

For registration, please bring in the following items:

  • Proof of residency for Dinwiddie County Public Schools
  • Proof of income (tax returns/w-2s for parent or guardian)
  • Child’s birth certificate
  • Health form/shot record
  • Parent identification

To view this information in flyer form, please click one of these links: Bright Stars Flyer- English or  folleto en español.

For more information, please contact Alicia Haggins, Coordinator of Exceptional Programs, at 804-469-4389.

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