Dinwiddie County Public Schools is accepting applications for the Virginia Preschool Initiative (Bright Stars Program) now. 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, 2019 and be a resident of Dinwiddie County.
Click here for the Dinwiddie County Preschool Application. In addition, the following dates, times and locations have been identified for onsite registration:
|Friday, March 22, 2019||8:30am –noon/1:00pm – 3:00pm||Southside Elementary|
|Monday, April 1, 2019||9:00am – noon||Improvement Association|
|Tuesday, April 9, 2019||8:30am – noon||Sunnyside Elementary|
|Tuesday, April 16, 2018||1:00pm – 3:00pm||Sunnyside 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
For more information, please contact Alicia Haggins, coordinator of exceptional programs, at 804-469-4389.