Pre-K Program Information
1. How many students in each class?
- VPI classes have a maximum of 18 students.
- Each class has a full time certified teacher and instructional assistant.
2. What schedule do the children follow?
- The VPI program follows the MCPS school year calendar.
- The Full Day VPI hours are the same as the elementary school day for each specific site.
- The Blended VPI (half day) hours are determined by the specific elementary site.
3. What is the curriculum in the VPI program?
- The VPI program curriculum is based on Virginia's Foundation Blocks for Early Learning: Comprehensive Standards for Four-Year-Olds. The standards cover Literacy, Mathematics, Science, History and Social Science, Physical and Motor Development, and Personal and Social Development. They are available on the Virginia Department of Education's website.
4. Why is there a home visit for the Blended (Half Day) VPI?
- The purpose of the home visit is to help the child make a smooth transition from home to school and to create a positive connection between the teacher and the child’s family.
- A home visit is a special time that families can share about their child and their family.
- Teachers will also share valuable information during the home visit that will help a family prepare their child to be successful in school.
- Home visits are an opportunity to build relationships between home and school. When there is a positive and open relationship, children succeed!
5. Is transportation provided for VPI students?
- Transportation is provided for VPI students who live in the attendance zone of the school or use bus stops established for K-12 students attending the same school.