Registration for Richmond City preschools begins this Thursday, March 19th from 9am to 6pm. Registration will be held at all schools except George Mason and Fairfield Court. You should go early to get your first choice of school – especially if your first choice is Fox or Munford. For more info on additional registration dates, times, locations and what to bring, go here.
A recent Times-Dispatch article outlined the funding for the program:
Early childhood initiatives
Virginia is spending $58.6 million on pre-kindergarten programs for fiscal 2009 and will spend $68.8 million in 2010.
Pre-kindergarten spending for 2009-2010 budget increased $26 million from Gov. Timothy M. Kaine’s 2007-2008 budget. The program, aimed primarily at low-income, at-risk 4-year-olds, currently serves about one in eight Virginia preschoolers, or 15,600.
Do you know about the Virginia Preschool Initiative or have you had a child go through the program? I’ve heard nothing but good things about it from mothers who enrolled their kids at Fox, Munford, and Fisher. Too bad my son is 28 days too old for the program this year.