• Augusta County Preschools
    School House  

    Click here to watch a video on Early Childhood Inclusion in Augusta County Public Schools

    The Augusta County Preschool program has a full day classroom in each elementary school. Once accepted into the program, students attend the preschool in their home school district.  Enrollment is based upon a variety of at-risk factors.  The first step in seeking preschool enrollment is to schedule an appointment with a preschool staff member.  Please click the Preschool application appointment information link for additional information. 

    *Covid-19 Update*
    ACPS is continuing to take preschool and Head Start applications for the 2020-2021 school year.
    We are also now taking applications for the 2021-2022 school year.
    Call us at 540-245-5117 to schedule an appointment for an application. 

    Preschool application appointment information

    Augusta County uses a combination of federal, state, and local funding sources to provide high quality services to all children in the preschool program.  Our teachers are licensed, educated, and trained to meet the needs of children at all developmental levels including students with identified disabilities.  We employ an all inclusive approach where children with disabilities attend school along side their peers. This philosophy fosters greater independence and developmentally advanced skills.  In addition, it allows all children to appreciate individual differences at an early age. Assessments for math and literacy are completed three times throughout the year to track students’ progress and ensure preparedness for kindergarten.  Family Service Coordinators work with every family to provide support outside of the classroom and to foster a positive relationship with schools. 



    Kaitie Saunders
     Augusta County Preschool Supervisor
     (540) 245-5140
    Email Kaitie 

    Family Service Coordinators 

    Michelle Carter
    Stuarts Draft Elementary, Stump Elementary
    Wilson Elementary
    (540) 245-5140
    Email Michelle


    Kimberly Hull
    Churchville Elementary, Clymore Elementary,
                             Craigsville Elementary                           
    (540) 245-5140 
    Email Kim


    Ashley Ruleman
                         Cassell Elementary, Riverheads Elementary, North River Elementary                       
    (540) 245-5140 
    Email Ashley