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.
- If you are having issues with your Child Care Application Processing System (CCAPS) online portal, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
- If you need help completing your application or determining where to submit your application, please contact email@example.com.