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VPI (Virginia Preschool Initiative)

ECSE (Early Childhood Special Education)

Mrs. Whitney Flynn
Mrs. Marylin Reed

wflynn@salem.k12.va.us
mreed@salem.k12.va.us

VPI (Virginia Preschool Initiative)

The Virginia Preschool Initiative is a high quality Pre-K program for four-year-old children at Salem City Public Schools and is free to all eligible students. Children engage in enriching educational experiences, explore learning materials and new ideas, and build their skills as they prepare to enter kindergarten. The Pre-K curriculum is research-based, fosters the development of literacy and math skills, and builds social-emotional foundations for lifetime learning. Each class has up to 18 children with a certified teacher and full-time instructional assistant. The program follows the elementary school schedule Monday through Friday.

ECSE (Early Childhood Special Education)  

ESCE is a preschool program for children from age two through five with a disability who are eligible for Early Childhood Special Education under one or more of 13 disability categories.  Students who become eligible will have an Individual Education Plan (I.E.P.)
The goal for preschool- aged children is for them to be as ready as possible to enter kindergarten.