United Way of Greater Charlottesville is partnering with the Virginia Department of Education, the Virginia Early Education Foundation, the City and County school systems and local learning centers to offer free preschool spots for qualifying three and four-year-old children in the Charlottesville/Albemarle area!
Participating learning centers include:
- Barrett Early Learning Center
- Foundations Child Development Center
- JABA Shining Star Preschool
- YMCA Early Learning Center
In order to qualify a child must have turned three or four years old by September 30th of the school year and live in a family with risk factors such as low income. Children are able to participate in Mixed Delivery and be in the center for the entire day (for example, 7am-5:30pm) and through the summer.
To apply today visit go2grow.com and select Mixed Delivery on your application!
Go2Grow works with local public schools, Head Start programs, and private providers in Charlottesville, Albemarle, Fluvanna, Louisa, Nelson, and Greene. Families can review and sign up for not only preschool, but also childcare using a single, online application. Go2Grow applications may be filled out by any family with a child, birth to age 5, looking for preschool or care options in Central Virginia.
What are the hours that my child may attend?
Hours are based on the individual learning center hours, but typically range from 7am-5:30pm.
Does this include summer care?
Summer care is included for Mixed Delivery students.
Is transportation included?
No, families are required to transport children to and from the learning center.
How do I know if my child is eligible for the program?
You will need to fill out an application at go2grow.com. Applicants must submit proof of income and proof of address as well as the Family Eligibility Survey in order to be considered.