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PreK Learning from Home: Supplemental Resources

Letter to Families Regarding Public PreK for the 2020-2021 School Year, May 2020

Act 166 Preschool Registration Process for
Lamoille North Supervisory Union

 

Who is eligible?

Vermont’s Universal Prekindergarten (Act 166), allows children who are 3, 4, or 5 years old by September 1st to attend a prequalified prekindergarten program of their family’s choosing for 10 hours per week.  Funding is provided for 35 weeks per year.  If your child turns 6 years old mid-year funding will stop on their sixth birthday.

Enroll vs Register

All children must be registered with their residential school’s registrar to receive prekindergarten funding regardless of whether they are attending a public or private program.  Registration is completing paperwork with your child’s local school district so that they are counted as a child receiving education in the State of Vermont. Enrollment is completing paperwork so that your child can attend a program under VT. Child Care Licensing Regulations. If you wish to send your child to a private program you may enroll your child and your school district of residence will partner with your private program to ensure funding.  If you do not register your child with your public school registrar, there will be no funding provided until they are fully registered.

How do I Register?

You need to complete the prekindergarten school registration process online using the following link: https://ecollect.accelaschool.com/lnsu. Be sure to indicate that you are enrolling your child in a private PreK program.  This process is necessary each year to access the funding.  If you move to another town, the school district must be notified and you must register your child with your new school in the town of your residency.  For more information about public PreK in your town, refer to the Lamoille North contact list in the next section.  

Lamoille North Supervisory Union PreK Directors and Registrars

Cambridge Elementary School         Liz Lamphere        521-5613        [email protected]

                                                          Beth Brown           521-5601        [email protected]

Eden Central School                         Carrie Bullard        521-5530        [email protected]

                                                          Lisa Vanat             521-5501        [email protected]

Hyde Park Elementary School          Berta Baxter          521-5439        [email protected]

                                                          Karen Aither          521-5418        [email protected]

Johnson Elementary School             Glo Breisach          888-6751        [email protected]

                                                          Janet Davis            888-6729        [email protected]

Waterville Elementary School        Denise Sargent      644-5836        [email protected]

(for Belvidere residents also)         Deb Arel                 521-5553        [email protected]

LNSU Director of Early Education     Janet Murray          696-8561        [email protected]

What if I am living with friends or family or are experiencing homelessness?

If you are living with family, friends, or are experiencing homelessness your child is still eligible to attend a prekindergarten program for 10 hours a week for 35 weeks.  Contact the school or Supervisory Union district where you are living with and they can help you access prekindergarten registration.
 

Anticipated LNSU PreK Partners for 2020-2021

Puffer Child Care Center, Morrisville                Director: Joanna VonCulin      888-3011

Wee Explorers Preschool, Morrisvillle              Director: Gail Beck                  888- 2087  

Creative Connections, Morrisville                     Director:  Bev Corrow              888-2905

Poker Hill Child Care Center, Underhill            Director: Kyle Hibbard              899-3716

Saxon Hill Preschool, Jericho                           Director: Ian Drury                   899-3832

Apple Tree Learning Centers, Stowe               Director:  Nichole Walker         585-2630

The Edge, Essex Jct.                                       Director:  Rebecca Sharkey     879-7734

Freedom Rains, Colchester                             Director:  Katrina Achilles         654-7300

Clubhouse Kids, Morrisville                              Director:  Kathy Cookson         888-1881

Lamoille County Early Learning Center           Director:  Mel Pena                   888-7531

Steamworks Preschool, Essex                         Director:  Michele Karode        871-3376

The Kids’ School, Stowe                                   Director:  Lindsay Baumann    253-7866

Kid’s Logic Learning                                          Director:  Crystal Thompson   660-3600

Where can I find other prequalified programs?

A Vermont State licensed prekindergarten teacher must provide prekindergarten instruction for those ten hours and the program must hold a Quality Star rating of 4 STARS or have 3 STARS with a plan to achieve their 4th star.  A list of prequalified programs can be found here http://www.brightfutures.dcf.state.vt.us

Want more information about Act 166?

Vermont’s Universal Prekindergarten (Act 166), allows children who are 3, 4, or 5 years old by September 1st to attend a prequalified prekindergarten program of their family’s choosing for 10 hours per week.  Funding is provided for 35 weeks per year.  If your child turns 6 years old mid-year funding will stop on their sixth birthday.   More details about Act 166 can be found on the Agency of Education web page:  https://education.vermont.gov/student-support/early-education/universal-prekindergarten-act-166/families-of-prekindergarten-students

 

 

Janet Murray, Director of Early Education
802-521-5414
[email protected] 

 

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