All Virginia children, regardless of background or zip code, are capable of and deserve to enter kindergarten ready.

Why Pre-Kindergarten Works

Strengthening early childhood experiences can help prepare more Virginia children for kindergarten.

  • Children in LCS Pre-Kindergarten program are cared for and taught by knowledgeable licensed teachers and staff with skills to support their development and learning.
  • Pre-kindergarten focuses on the necessary literacy, math, self-regulation, and social skills needed to be successful when entering kindergarten.
  • Children are encouraged and taught in ways that are fun and exciting which can stimulate an excitement for learning!

Who May Apply – Lynchburg City Schools Pre-Kindergarten Program

  • LCS Pre-Kindergarten applications are accepted for children who will be four years old on or before September 30, 2020.
  • Parents of children who are residents of the city of Lynchburg.

How to Apply

  • Complete the 2020-21 Pre-Kindergarten Application (Español) and return it to one of the following locations:
    • By mail or fax to:

      Ms. Renee Anderson
      Pre-K Coordinator
      2401 High Street
      Lynchburg, VA  24504
      Fax: (434) 522-2323

  • Applications are available online or at one of the following locations (please call to make an appointment if you need to pick up a paper copy):
    • LCS elementary schools
    • LCS Administration Building
    • Hutcherson Early Learning Center

Selection Process – Lynchburg City Schools Pre-Kindergarten

  • Only children who will be 4 years old on or before September 30, 2020 will be screened.
  • Once applications are received, parents/guardians will be contacted to schedule an appointment for the Pre-Kindergarten screening; after openings are filled, parents/guardians may still apply and eligible children will be placed on a wait list.
  • Acceptance is based on meeting one or more criteria set by the state and LCS Pre-Kindergarten screening process.
  • Parents/Guardians of accepted students will receive a letter via the U.S. mail.

Selection Process – Lynchburg City Schools Pre-Kindergarten

Lynchburg City Schools has Pre-Kindergarten classrooms at the following locations:

  • Hutcherson Early Learning Center
  • Paul Munro Elementary
  • R. S. Payne Elementary

School placement is based on the parents' or guardians' home address or childcare program address provided during the screening . If your child's home address or childcare location changes during the school year, please notify your child's school immediately. 

Once accepted to the Lynchburg City Schools Pre-Kindergarten program you will need to provide the following information at the beginning of the school year:

Lynchburg City Schools can help you get this information. Contact any Lynchburg City elementary school for forms and information. Direct any questions regarding this information to Ms. Renee Anderson, Pre-K Coordinator, at or (434) 515-5180.