Children are ready to learn. They cultivate 85 percent of their intellect, personality and skills by age five. Young children need real interactions in order to learn. The first five years are also when children build the social and emotional skills they need to succeed in school. On the first day of kindergarten, teachers expect children to be able to follow directions, start and finish projects, and know when they need to ask for help. That’s where our VPI/VPI+ Programs can help!
Virginia Preschool Initiative Programs (VPI) and the VPI+ Programs offer four year olds a quality preschool experience. Winchester Public Schools has preschool classes in all four of our elementary schools; Frederick Douglass Elementary, Garland Quarles Elementary, John Kerr Elementary, and Virginia Avenue Charlotte DeHart Elementary.