• Prekindergarten is a free, full-day program of engaging, hands-on education that prepares students to succeed in kindergarten and beyond. Children who live in the city of Petersburg, who will be 3 or 4 years old by Sept. 30 and whose families meet income guidelines are eligible to apply for prekindergarten at Westview Early Childhood Education Center, which is located at 1100 Patterson St.

    Registration takes place in the spring for the next school year. Details about registration for 2018-19 are available here:

    Parents or guardians must bring several documents when they register children for prekindergarten:

    • child’s birth certificate
    • photo ID of parent/guardian
    • proof of residence (current utility bill, mortgage or lease; if you life with family or friends, then there is a form that must be filled out and notarized)
    • proof of income
    • immunization record
    • physical examination within past 12 months
    • child’s insurance cards and dental exam within the past six months (for Head Start)

    Free bus transportation is provided to all children who are accepted into Westview Early Childhood Education Center. During the school year, Westview students are in school 9:05 a.m.-3:55 p.m., and free breakfasts, lunches and snacks are provided for every student every day.

    There are a limited number of spots, so applying does not guarantee acceptance. Students who are not initially accepted will be placed on a waiting list in case a spot opens during the year. Westview reserves 10 percent of enrollment for children with disabilities.

    If you have questions, please call 804-861-1274.

2018 dates

  • Registration for children who will be 3 years old by Sept. 30 will take place at Westview 10 a.m.-noon March 20-22 and 3-5 p.m. March 22.

    Registration for children who will be 4 years old by Sept. 30 will take place at Westview 10 a.m.-noon March 27-29 and 3-5 p.m. March 29.