Goochland County Public Schools offers preschool programs at each of its three elementary schools. There are two preschool classrooms at Byrd Elementary School: a Title I preschool classroom that serves four-year-old students and a Head Start classroom that services three- and four-year-old students. Both Randolph Elementary School and Goochland Elementary School have Virginia Preschool Initiative classrooms that serve children who are four-years-old. The Title I, Head Start, and Virginia Preschool Initiative classrooms are full-day programs. While eligibility criteria vary among programs, all programs are designed to ensure that students most at-risk for later learning challenges qualify for the programs. GCPS offers transportation to and from school for these programs as well. If interested, please complete the application online. A Word version of the application can be found here. (Spanish Version)
Additionally, we have a center-based early childhood special education program at Goochland Elementary. Preschool children (ages 2-5) who qualify for special education services attend this program. Preschool children without disabilities also attend this program as role model peers. Our early childhood special education program is a 4.5 hour program that runs Monday through Friday.
If you have any questions about various preschool offerings, please call our Office of Exceptional Education at 804.556.5615.