Certified Preschools

Preschool programs that are operated by private schools and are accredited by a statewide accrediting organization or another accrediting organization recognized by the Board of Education are exempt from licensure. These programs must submit a Documentation for Certification of Preschool Programs with VDOE prior to the beginning of the school year and annually thereafter. Initial filings for exemption as a certified preschool must be submitted through the Child Care Application Processing System (CCAPS) online portal. Visit the VDOE website and learn more about this process here.

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