Virginia Preschool Initiative

What is the Virginia Preschool Initiative (VPI)?

The Virginia Preschool Initiative distributes state funds to schools and community-based organizations to provide quality preschool programs for at-risk four-year-olds unserved by the federal Head Start program.

The purpose of the grant is to reduce disparities among young children upon formal school entry and to reduce or eliminate those risk factors that lead to early academic failure.

VPI accomplishes this through a focus on advancing effective interaction and instruction, VPI programs help ensure all Virginia children enter school fully prepared for success.