Families who want to apply for 2014-15 prekindergarten are in luck: Three more application sessions have been scheduled, and the deadline has been pushed back to June 9.
Parents may apply during any of these application sessions scheduled 1 p.m. - 6 p.m. at the Fulghum Center, 4003 Cogbill Rd.: April 1, May 7, May 21 and June 3. (The April 1 date had previously been announced along with four earlier dates; the other dates are new.) Alternatively, parents may apply immediately by calling 279-7357 to make an appointment.
Only a limited number of prekindergarten spots are available — applying does not guarantee acceptance. Applications received by June 9 will be reviewed equally.
Chesterfield County Public Schools offers prekindergarten to provide school-readiness skills to eligible children with the greatest need. Prekindergarten is open to children who will be four by Sept. 30, who show an educational need and who live in one of these elementary school attendance zones: Bellwood, Bensley, Beulah, Chalkley, Marguerite Christian, Davis, Ettrick, Falling Creek, Harrowgate, Hopkins, Providence and Reams Road. Parents who are unsure which school zone they live in may call 318-8743 or go online to mychesterfieldschools.com and click “find my school” in the parents section.
So that they can complete a brief screening, children must accompany their parents when applying for prekindergarten. Additional details, including what documents to bring, are available here: tinyurl.com/nffxhca