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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
Director:  Heather Garceau, 849-9030

Arrowhead Forest Farm                                
Director:  Mary Cochran, 203-247-9469

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

Blythe Baskette                
Director:  Blythe Baskette,  849-2399

Burlington Forest School                                                    Director:  Nicole Mandeville, 310-7028

Clubhouse Kids, Morrisville
Director:  Kathy Cookson, 888-1881

Inspired Minds/Ashely Norton                 
Director:  Ashley Norton, 503-3468

Lamoille County Early Learning Center
Director:  Mel Peña, 888-7531

Mountain River School                                                       Director:  Kary Bennett,  343-4796

Pine Forest Children’s Center                                            Director:  Christina Goodwin,  651-9455

Poker Hill Child Care Center, Underhill
Director: Grace Marek,  899-3716

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

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

The Edge, Essex Junction
Director:  Rebecca Sharkey, 879-7734

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

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

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
Liz Lamphere
521-5613
elamphere@cesvt.net

Beth Brown
521-5601
bbrown@cesvt.net

Eden Central School
Carrie Bullard
521-5530
cbullard@edenschool.net

Jerri Hurlburt
521-5501
jhurlburt@edenschool.net

Hyde Park Elementary School
Berta Baxter
521-5439
bbaxter@hpes.org

Karen Aither
521-5418
kaaither@hpes.org

Johnson Elementary School
Glo Breisach
888-6751
gbreisach@jesvt.org

Janet Davis
888-6729
jdavis@jesvt.org

Waterville Elementary School (for Belvidere residents also)
Denise Sargent
644-5836
dsargent@wesvt.net

Deb Arel
521-5553
darel@wesvt.net

 

For more info on registration visit this link. 

https://www.lnsd.org/community/new-student-registration