Chesapeake Preschool Initiative (CPI)

What is CPI?

CPI is a FREE full-day program for children who will be four years old by September 30th and who live in Chesapeake.

The program is designed to give eligible children opportunities to create a firm educational foundation that can be used to achieve academic and social success.


Chesapeake Preschool Initiative (CPI):
Mrs. Lauren Perez
CPI Coordinator
Send an Email
Phone: 757-842-4099

Apply for CPI Enrollment

Families interested in enrolling their child in CPI should follow the application process outlined on this page. The CPI Office is now accepting applications for the 2024-2025 school year. To learn more about the application process, scroll down this page!

For 2023-2024 CPI Openings & Wait List information please email

Acceptance Criteria

Acceptance into the program is determined on eligibility criteria and identified risk factors, not on a first-come, first-served basis.
Risk factors include, but are not limited to-

  • family income

  • level of parent/ legal guardian education

  • housing concerns or homelessness

  • special needs or disability

CPI Application Process

First: Collect Documents with a graphic of papers


Collect the documents you will need to complete the CPI application process.
The full list of required documents are available in the dropdown list below.

Second: Log onto ParentVUE


The CPI application process requires families to complete the online registration process using a ParentVue account.
Directions for accessing ParentVUE are available in the dropdown below.

Third: Complete the CPI Registration


Once logged onto ParentVUE, families can find the CPI application process by selecting "Online Registration & Verification" (OLR on the mobile app).

When completing the CPI Registration process, please note the following tips to ensure you navigate the process successfully-

Next Steps: phone and email contact graphics


Once the CPI Registration and Questionnaire are both completed and submitted, a member of the CPI Administrative team will contact you to schedule a screening appointment.

If you have any technical questions, please submit a HelpDesk ticket.

Selections and Notifications

Selections and notifications for the 2024-2025 CPI Program take place the first week of July 2024.  Notifications will be sent via the email provided on the submitted application.

CPI Frequently Asked Questions