IPOP Preschool

IPOP Preschool
Picture representing IPOP Preschool

Teachers:        Sarah Brown       Julianne Carrigan


Paraeducators:              Tiffany Roberts                  Amie Verastek


The Early Childhood Special Education Program (ECSE) is

Part B of IDEA in Virginia and provides services for children

from age two to kindergarten age who qualify according to

state and federal law. The ECSE Program provides early

intervention services for children who have delayed

functioning; manifest atypical development or behavior; or

have behavioral disorders that interfere with the

acquisition of developmental skills.

Preschoolers may be found eligible for ECSE services under

one or more of the 14 disability categories which are

defined in federal and state regulations. The goals,

settings, and related services that are needed to assist

identified children’s development are individualized.

School personnel working collaboratively with the child’s

family develop an individualized plan with goals and

objectives to meet the child’s developmental needs.


A limited number of preschool classrooms are part of the

Integrated Preschool Outreach Program (IPOP). IPOP is a

language-based, preschool environment offering a wide

variety of enriching activities in an educational setting

which serves both students who are typically developing

and those with special needs. The curriculum places

emphasis on socialization and readiness skills. Students are

involved in all school-wide activities including library, art

and music classes.


The Virginia Preschool Initiative Program (VPI) serves at risk

students who have reached their fourth birthdays by

September 30th and are not served by the Head Start

Program. VPI is a family-focused, language-based preschool

program where students are engaged in high quality

educational activities with a primary focus on school

readiness, health, nutrition and social skills. Students

participate in all school-wide activities, including library, art

and music classes.