We are now accepting applications for the 2024-2025 School Year.

Applications will be processed in the order they are received.

A staff member will follow up with you in 7-14 days after your application is submitted.

FCPS PreK and Early Head Start Offers:

  • A high quality preschool program that provides an academic curriculum to students Monday through Friday
  • PreK and EHS classrooms that follow the bell schedule of their elementary school
  • Breakfast, Lunch and Snack every day

More about PreK and Early Head Start:
  • School bus transportation is not guaranteed and there is no before school care and after school care
  • Each family must provide significant paperwork during the application process and then again during
    the enrollment process if accepted into the program
  • For your family and your child to participate in our PreK program, your family must meet eligibility requirements,
    which include: age, residency, and income

PreK Program Requirements:

Your family may qualify for PreK if you:
  • reside in Fairfax County, Virginia and
  • have a child who will be 3 or 4 years of age by September 30th
    (there are limited spots for children of age 3)
  • meet the following income guidelines, based on the Federal Government's Poverty Guidelines
  • provide the TANF/SNAP award letter

Income Guidelines for PreK:
Based on 200% poverty line *

Number in FamilyYearlyMonthlyWeekly

* If your family’s income is higher than these guidelines, but your child has a current Individualized Education Plan (IEP), please proceed with an application.

Early Head Start (EHS) Program Requirements:

Your family may qualify for EHS if you:
  • reside in Fairfax County, Virginia in the geographical areas of Herndon, Reston or Springfield and
  • are a pregnant woman or have a child between the ages of 0 and 2.5 years of age by September 30th and
  • meet the following income guidelines, based on the Federal Government's Poverty Guidelines

Income Guidelines for Early Head Start:
Based on 2023 Federal Government Poverty Guidelines published January 19, 2023:

Number in FamilyYearlyMonthlyWeekly

Note: The application, eligibility, selection and enrollment of the PreK and EHS program is centrally managed at our Alan Leis Early Childhood Center in Falls Church; not at individual elementary schools. If you have a question about the application process or to check on the status of your application, please call our main office. English Line 703-208-7900.

Completing this application is the first step of the process. The application for your child cannot be processed until income verifications are received and a family interview is conducted with you over the phone or in-person.
Please complete all fields in order to help us process your application. Make sure you have included a phone number where we may reach you to follow up on your application to this program.
Our program serves residents of Fairfax County, Virginia.
When filling out your living address, please include apartment number, if applicable.
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Make sure that the child's name on the application matches the child's name on their birth certificate.
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Statement of Certification I understand that as an applicant for this program, I must provide information on my income. I understand that program staff reserves the right to review this information and to make eligibility determinations for this program. I certify that the information provided by this application is true and accurate to the best of my knowledge. I understand that if I knowingly provide false/conflicting information, my child will be found ineligible for the FECEP/Head Start/Early Head Start program.
Required information is missing, see above.