2021 – 2022
Learning Center Preschool Program
The Learning Center applications are now being accepted for the 2021 – 2022 school year. This program is designed for children who have experienced or may be exposed to factors that could negatively impact their school success. The Learning Center preschool program addresses student's physical, academic, social, and emotional needs. All families are encouraged to apply, but slots will be filled based on student need. Parent/Guardian participation is expected in the following ways: parent-teacher conferences, family workshops, and other forms of open communication.
Our Learning Center Program is funded through the Virginia Preschool Initiative (VPI). Eligibility for participation is based on criteria set by the Virginia Department of Education (VDOE). In order for children to participate they must be four (4) years old by September 30, 2021.
This program is designed for children who may have experienced or be exposed to certain factors that could have a negative impact on their school success. Factors include:
Additional risk factors that can be considered when determining eligibility include:
The Learning Center operates on a full day schedule and follows the Isle of Wight County School calendar. For the 2021-2022 school year, we are only offering in-person preschool.
Each classroom has one certified teacher and is supported by one full day instructional assistant. Class sizes are capped at no more than 18 to 20 students.
The school hours are:
8:35 – Buses unload
8:55 – Instructional Day Begins
3:55 – Dismissal
The Learning Center is at the following locations:
Carrollton Elementary School
Carrsville Elementary School
Hardy Elementary School
Windsor Elementary School
Students are provided with transportation from designated bus stops.
These are established by the IWCS Transportation Department.
Applications are now being received between now and May 1st, 2021 for the initial collection of applications. The application window will continue to remain open through the 2021-2022 school year. There are limited slots and all parents/guardians are encouraged to complete the application, however there is no guarantee that the child will be accepted in the program. It is not a first come, first serve, as it is determined by eligibility requirements set forth by the state (VDOE).
Families will be notified, via letter, if the child was accepted, ineligible, or put on a waitlist by June 1st, 2021. If the child is accepted, the child will need to be registered at the zoned school, which will occur at an Orientation & Registration Family Event during the summer or late fall. More information will be coming. At this time, you will need to provide the child's original birth certificate and photo ID of adult.
Children who are not accepted in the program, but are found eligible, will be placed on our waitlist. The child's application is kept on file at the Isle of Wight County School Board Office. If a slot becomes available during the school year, applications are reviewed and a child is selected. It is a goal to have all 20 slots at each location filled throughout the school year.
In order to apply for admission, please submit the following items, no later than May 30, 2021. We are still accepting applications.
If you have any questions about the program,
please contact your school’s office staff or
Haley Cooprider, Learning Center Coordinator, at 757.357.4393 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.