A free program for 3- and 4-year-olds who live near specific VPS schools
What: A free half-day inclusive preschool program for children with and without special needs. In each classroom there are two certificated teachers and two paraeducators. Inclusion preschool promotes active, engaging learning and social interaction among students of all abilities. The goal is for all students to achieve kindergarten-readiness skills.
Who: Children who are three or four years old. Children must live in the boundary of a Title I designated school:
- Fruit Valley
- Hazel Dell
- Martin Luther King Jr.
- Walnut Grove
When: All classes will start the first Tuesday after the 2023-24 school year begins.
Tuesdays through Fridays, morning or afternoon session
- Morning: 8:10 a.m.–10:40 a.m.
- Afternoon: 12:10 p.m.–2:40 p.m.
Where: Potential school sites
- Martin Luther King Jr. Elementary School, 4801 Idaho St., Vancouver, WA 98661
- Marshall Elementary School, 6400 MacArthur Blvd., Vancouver, WA 68661
- Ogden Elementary School, 3200 NE 86th Ave., Vancouver, WA 98662
Apply now for the Inclusion Preschool program
Early learning calendar
Preschool program for children with special needs
For 3 to 5-year-olds
Vancouver Public Schools offers a free half-day preschool program for children ages 3 to 5 who have special needs. Each preschool classroom has one special education teacher and two paraeducators. Our child-centered program provides special education services including cognitive, communication, adaptive, social emotional, behavior, fine motor and gross motor goals. The goal is for all students to achieve kindergarten-readiness skills.
How would my child qualify for this program?
Children who currently have an Individualized Education Plan qualify for this preschool program. If you suspect your child may have a developmental delay, but does not have an IEP, please visit our early childhood evaluation site.
When: Tuesday through Friday, morning or afternoon session
- Morning: 8:10 – 10:40 a.m
- Afternoon: 12:10 -2:40 p.m.
Where: Marshall Elementary School
- Transportation provided