STEP (Starting Towards Excellence in Preschool) is a
locally (LCPS) and State-funded (Virginia Preschool Initiative) program that serves 4 year old children who reside in certain geographical areas in LCPS. Students
are found eligible through certain criteria. Children
must be 4 years old on or before September 30 to be eligible for STEP.
Children attend STEP Preschool for 3 hours 5 days
a week. There is a morning session (7:50 to 10:50)
and an afternoon session (11:35 to 2:35). 15 children
may be enrolled in each session. Children are
provided with transportation to and from school.
Information for the STEP Preschool
may be obtained by calling