Dinwiddie County Public Schools Preschool Programs including Head Start and VPI (Virginia Preschool Initiative) require a yearly application for consideration into these programs.

Program Descriptions

Head Start

Head Start is a national child development program for children. Families of children who live in Dinwiddie County between the ages of three and five can apply. Children enrolled in the program receive educational services to help prepare them for kindergarten. Families also receive services in health, nutrition, mental health, education, disabilities and family support. Head Start provides services at no cost for children and families meeting entrance criteria. Breakfast and lunch are also provided daily free of charge. Transportation services are available within Dinwiddie County. Classes are in session from September-June.

Head Start Hours of Operation and Location:

Hours: Monday-Friday, 8:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Location: Behind Southside Elementary (10305 Boydton Plank Road, Dinwiddie, VA 23841)

For More Information:

The Improvement Association: Head Start
Tracey Michalek, Family & Community Partnership Coordinator
10305 Boydton Plank Road, Dinwiddie, VA 23841
(804) 469-4495, ext. 209

Virginia Preschool Initiative (VPI)

Virginia Preschool Initiative (VPI) is an initiative to identify and serve at-risk 4-year-old preschoolers in the Commonwealth of Virginia through the local educational agency (DCPS). VPI students are provided a language-based, developmentally appropriate school curriculum. The child must have reached his/her fourth birthday on or before September 30 and not be served by Head Start. Final selections are prioritized and based on the critical need(s) of each child. VPI provides services at no cost for children and families meeting entrance criteria. Transportation is provided to and from the home school. Classes are in session from September-June.

 VPI Hours of Operation and Location:

Hours: Monday-Friday, 8:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Locations:
Southside Elementary (10305 Boydton Plank Road, Dinwiddie, VA 23841)
Sutherland Elementary (6000 R.B. Pamplin Drive, Sutherland, Virginia 23885)

For More Information:

Dinwiddie County Public Schools: VPI
Penny L. Brooks, Coordinator of Early Learning & Literacy
14016 Boydton Plank Road, Dinwiddie, VA 23841
(804) 469-4910