Contact Us School District Links-­‐apply for funding: Essex: Alexandra Dusablon [email protected] South Burlington:
CSSU: (Williston, Shelburne, Hinesburg, Charlotte)
S. Burlington: Mary Jo Sleeper-­‐Lyman [email protected] CESU: (Richmond, Jericho, Huntington, Bolton, Underhill)
Williston: Michelle Richling [email protected] Colchester:
FB: CCSU: (Essex Junction, Westford)
Agency of Education:
Let’s Grow Kids:
KINDERGARTEN READINESS PROGRAM Or check us out at: Essex Town:
We are a Pre-­‐Qualitied Pre-­‐
kindergarten education program through the State of Vermont, partnering with local school districts to provide high quality early education for Vermont’s children age 3-­‐5. KINDERGARTEN READINESS PROGRAM Essex South Burlington Williston ACT 166 now mandates funding, through the school district in the town in which you live, for 10 hours per week of universal pre-­‐k for all 3-­‐5 year olds in Vermont in a prequalified program for 35 weeks in a school year; ensuring that all children are Frequently Asked Questions: eligible to receive high quality Our mission is to provide a warm, nurturing environment that allows us to develop a trusting and respectful relationship with our families, foster the social, emotional, physical and intellectual growth of each child and promote wellness. Schedules Available: Mondays & Wednesdays 7:45-­‐12:45 (FREE) Tuesdays & Thursdays 7:45-­‐12:45 (FREE) Add Friday for $45 extra (out of pocket) There is a $150 per year non-­‐ refundable registration fee for all children. Activities included in your child’s day may include the following, dependent on location and schedule: Soccer, Tennis, Swim, Dance & Climbing Wall learning experiences. How do I qualify? 5 Domains of Kindergarten Readiness Every child between the ages of 3-­‐5 is eligible regardless of circumstance or income. Children MUST be 3 on or before September 1 and must not be enrolled in Kindergarten. Social & Emotional Development: shows Can I receive funding if my child attends EEE? independence, transitions smoothly, and interacts positively with other students and adults in the classroom. No. If you child is enrolled in an EEE program, they are qualifying as your prequalified pre-­‐k program and you cannot use it at another program. Communication: Communicates needs and wants, Is there a deadline to apply for funding? uses complete sentences when having a conversation and understand simple directions or requests. Cognitive Development: uses imagination and There is no deadline, the enrollment is open; however, you cannot receive funding until your application has been approved, even if you are already enrolled in a program. role playing in play, can count 5 or more objects, is aware how books are organized, and can recognize his or her own name in print. Can my child come later in the year if they turn 3 after September 1st? Approach to Learning: Appears enthusiastic and No. If your child turns 3 AFTER September 1, 2016, you will not be eligible for the funds until the following year. interested in activities. Wellness: can perform some self-­‐help skills like wiping the nose, washing hands, dressing, etc. This domain also measures how often the child feels sick, overly tired or hungry. What is the registration fee for? The registration fee secures your commitment for the school year and covers administrative and documentation fees. 

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