Roanoke City Preschool Program

A Collaboration Between TAP Head Start and Roanoke City Public Schools

Welcome to Roanoke City Preschool Programs (RCPP). RCPP is a collaboration between TAP Head Start and Roanoke City Public Schools. Our goal is to provide high-quality preschool education for as many Roanoke City preschoolers as possible.

Roanoke City Public Schools provides free preschool for qualifying Roanoke City children who will be four years old on or before September 30 of any given school year. TAP Head Start provides preschool services to qualifying children who are three or four years old. Early Head Start provides child care to infants and toddler-age children. Children with or without disabilities may apply. Eligibility and placement are based on the child's home address, age, and identified needs.

Children accepted into RCPP will be recommended for enrollment in TAP Head Start or Roanoke City Public School’s VPI preschool programs. Children with identified disabilities or delays may also receive services through REACH. For more information on all of our preschool programs, please download our brochure.

Return an application form to
any TAP Head Start center,
Roanoke City Elementary School.

or you may apply securely online


For More information or Assistance Telephone Dial 2-1-1 ext 9