PLEASE READ THIS ENTIRE SECTION BEFORE STARTING THE PRE-APPLICATION. Hanover's preschool program supports children in a language-based environment with an emphasis on the development of cognitive (pre-academic), motor, communication, social-emotional, and adaptive skills. The Hanover Preschool program continues to make updates for the upcoming 2023-2024 school year. Division staff have been working together to establish an even stronger collaboration between our Head Start program, the Virginia Preschool Initiative (VPI) program, and the Early Childhood Special Education reverse inclusion program. By joining our programs, we can better serve ALL students who are part of the Hanover County Public Schools Preschool Program! What are the qualifications/requirements? Children must be 3 or 4 years old before September 30, 2023. · Applicants must be residents of Hanover County. · All Hanover children can apply to Hanover County Public Schools preschool. Some qualifications for acceptance include income and identified risk factors, or strong peer models; however, our selection process is open to students of all backgrounds. Please understand that the pre-application is not a complete application. The application does not guarantee placement in the program. IMPORTANT: If you have applied in the past, please email Maria Cotty-Mercado at or call (804) 365-4510 to update your information instead of completing another online application. Thank you for your patience in our application process. For more information on early care and education providers in your area, visit or The Hanover County School Board does not legally discriminate on the basis of age, sex, race, color, religion, disability, or national origin in employment practices or educational programs and activities.
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