Melinda Mascolino, Early Education Director
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.
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.
Anticipated LNSU PreK Partners for 2021-2022
Almond Blossoms, Fairfax
Arrowhead Forest Farm
Apple Tree Learning Centers, Stowe
Burlington Forest School Director: Nicole Mandeville, 310-7028
Clubhouse Kids, Morrisville
Inspired Minds/Ashely Norton
Lamoille County Early Learning Center
Mountain River School Director: Kary Bennett, 343-4796
Pine Forest Children’s Center Director: Christina Goodwin, 651-9455
Poker Hill Child Care Center, Underhill
Puffer Child Care Center, Morrisville
Saxon Hill Preschool, Jericho
The Edge, Essex Junction
The Kids’ School, Stowe
Wee Explorers Preschool, Morrisvillle
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.
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.
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
Lamoille North Supervisory Union PreK Directors and Registrars
Cambridge Elementary School
Eden Central School
Hyde Park Elementary School
Waterville Elementary School (for Belvidere residents also)
For more info on registration visit this link.