Community Peer Pre-K (CPP) Program

   Community Peer Pre-Kindergarten (CPP) Program
  Pre-K Information Night
Carlin Springs Elementary School
5995 5th Rd. South Arlington, VA 22204
Wednesday, February 19th from 6:30-8:00 pm
(snow date: February 26th)

  •  Arlington Public Schools (APS) meets the needs of 2-, 3-, and 4-year-old children with disabilities through Pre-Kindergarten Special Education services. We have programs located in most APS elementary schools.
  •  Pre-k children without identified disabilities ages 2 years 6 months (by September 30) through 4-years old from the Arlington community will have the opportunity to participate in one of the Preschool Special Education Programs through the Community Peer Pre-Kindergarten Program (CPP). The CPP program is designed to support general education experiences for our younger students with disabilities.
  •  Through this program, preschoolers from the community will participate in a high quality pre-k program at an APS elementary school. Our toddler programs provide play-based instruction to target all developmental areas with a focus on communication, interactions with peers and adults as well as fostering growing independent skills. Our 3-5 program provides instruction that is aligned with the Virginia Preschool Initiative (VPI) program and differentiated to meet student’s needs.  CPP provides pre-k students with and without disabilities opportunities to learn together and grow in all developmental areas.
  •  Priority consideration and enrollment in the program is given to neighborhood-zoned children, children in families below 80% of the median income in Arlington County (currently $97,040 for a family of four in Arlington ) and current APS employees.

Application Criteria

  • Must be a current Arlington resident.
  • For the 3-5-year-old programs, children must be age 3 years 6 months by September 30th and toilet trained.
  • For the toddler programs, children must be 2 years 6 months old by September 30th.

Application Process

*To apply to the CPP program, you must follow these steps:

  1. A completed CPP application – online at link!
  2. Bring the following documents to the APS Welcome Center after your application is complete by calling 703-228-7663 to make an appointment.

           a) A completed APS Income Verification form-provided at APS Welcome Center  

    b) Proof of Income
> A copy of a 2018 or 2019 federal tax return showing adjusted gross income OR
>Three most recent pay stubs
> A letter of employment stating salary
   c) Proof of Arlington residence
      > A current lease signed by lessor and lessee or tenant and landlord to show that the parent/guardian resides in Arlington County; or
> A sworn affidavit from the owner or lessee of the residence to show that a family and student reside with them in Arlington County
(Form A and Form B-Residency Statement of Parents/Guardians and Statement of Arlington Resident). Forms A and B are only valid for one year and must
be refiled within five days of expiration or the student shall be withdrawn from APS.
> A current copy of the resident’s mortgage or lease must accompany all forms A and B.The registrar will forward a copy to the Assistant Superintendent of Student
Services for monitoring and follow-up
   d) Proof of Age
       > Proof of the child’s age and legal name –a birth certificate. If the parent/guardian cannot  provide a birth certificate, an Affidavit must be completed.
APS has the right to forward a copy of the Affidavit to its law enforcement agency.


Community Peer Pre-Kindergarten (CPP) Program
Alice West Fleet
Carlin Springs
(Toddler program and 3-5 year old program)
Dr. Charles R. Drew
Jamestown (Toddler)

Tuition Fee Schedule :  Tuition Fee 2019-2020

Registration Timeline:

CPP Timeline in Spanish
CPPTimeline in English