Preschool & Kindergarten Information

PreK and Kindergarten Information

 Dates for 2019 PreK Application Intake

A Collaboration between Lyn-CAG Head Start and Bedford County Public School for children who qualify

PreK Flyer

All times are between 12:00 and 7:00 pm

Friday, March 1st at New London Academy
 (for programs at New London, Otter River, and Thomas Jefferson)
 Forest and Boonesboro students can also attend these programs

Friday, March 15th at Bedford Primary
 (for programs at Bedford Primary, Montvale, and Big Island)

Friday, March 22nd at Goodview Elementary
 (for programs at Goodview and Stewartsville)

Friday, March 29th at Moneta Elementary
(for programs at Moneta and Huddleston)

Families are encouraged to attend the date that corresponds with the school that the student will attend but can attend any of the dates. Attending one of the days is mandatory.

Applications may be printed and brought completed to Application Intake Day.  One adult with custody must attend Application Intake Day to bring all required documentation, complete application, and a face to face interview.  Please allow up to an hour.  Child does not need to be present.  Acceptance is need based and is not on a first come first serve basis. 

Application is in PDF format. We will have copies of the application for you to complete on Intake Day.  You are not required to have the application completed prior to attending.

Preschoolers Learning Together

Preschoolers Learning Together (PLT) is another options for children who do not qualify for our free preschool programs.  It is a four day a week program (Monday - Thursday) and costs $100.00 a month.  Students must be at least 3 and can not have turned 5 by September 30th.  Information and Guidelines are provided.  Families must complete PreK Application Intake for this program as well as children must complete a developmental screening and play date. 
  PLT Parent Agreement

Items you must provide:

ü Birth Certificate from vital statistics (must be original - you can obtain from the DMV)

ü Proof of Total Family Income (copy of W2, 2 weeks of pay stubs, child support, SSI /TANF)

ü Updated Physical and Immunization Record 

ü Proof of Residence (we only accept: copy of mortgage, lease, or real estate tax)   
If you live with someone else or another person owns the home, the homeowner will need to complete a residency affidavit and have it sealed by a notary.   Residency Affidavit form below.  
Residency Affidavit.pdf   

          Bedford County offers a variety of preschool opportunities.   Head Start Preschool Programs have spaces for three and four year old children.   Virginia Preschool Initiative Programs (VPI) have spaces for four year old children.  These programs receive funds from the local, state and federal level.  Programs are contingent upon funding & program locations are subject to change.  Eligibility to participate is based on state and federal guidelines.  Each classroom will enroll the children who are most eligible based on the application process.  Guardians may not request which program the child attends.  Bedford County has a joint application process and acceptance will only be given to one program.  Early Childhood Special Education programs (ECSE) are offered to children with disabilities and the referral process is ongoing.

                                                                        For further information you may contact:  

  • ECSE Programs - Ms. Cathy Bolen - (434) 525-3700
  • Head Start Programs – Mrs. Kim English – (434) 846-2967
  • VPI Programs  – Mrs. Melanie Simmons – (540) 586-1045 (ext.10253)

Kindergarten Registration Information
Kindergarten Flyer 
Early Kindergarten Entry Interest Form and Request for Screening Form

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Kindergarten registration Day is Wednesday, April 3rd from 12:00 pm to 7:00 pm at each school.  Register at your zoned school.

Any child who is five years old on or before September 30, 2018 may enter Kindergarten.
You have the option of having your child participate in an Early Kindergarten Screening if the child reaches his or her birthday after September 30 but on or before December 31.   

Documents needed for Kindergarten are the same as preschool except Proof of income is not needed for Kindergarten.  See above for those documents. 

Contact  your local school or Melanie Simmons at the School Board Office with questions   

For more information contact:

Melanie Simmons, Supervisor for VPI preschool programs
540-586-1045 ext. (10253)     

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