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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]
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