Prekindergarten

The Colchester School District offers several options for prekindergarten children who reside in Colchester, Vermont. Information about the various programs can be found by clicking the buttons below.

Please verify that your child has been accepted into one of the Colchester School District's Community Partner Programs (listed below) before continuing with the registration process.

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER FOR THE
ACT 166 PROGRAM

Contact Us

Cathy Ward
Central Office
Data Coordinator

Phone: 802.264.5985
PreK@colchestersd.org

Vermont Act 166 was passed in 2014 and provides universal access to publicly funded prekindergarten education (Pre-K). All public and private Pre-K programs (including Head Start and public school operated programs) must meet specific requirements to operate in Vermont. Among the requirements, qualified programs must provide at least 10 hours of instruction for 35 weeks to preschool-aged children.

Families who enroll their child in an ACT 166 Community Partner Program for the 2020-2021 school year will receive tuition funding up to $3,445. Enrolling children in Pre-K is voluntary. Families can enroll in these programs, in other early education options, or keep preschoolers at home.

For more information about Act 166/Universal Prekindergarten visit the Vermont Agency of Education’s website:

https://education.vermont.gov/student-support/early-education/universal-prekindergarten-act-166


Colchester School District Community Partner Programs


Prior to registering, please verify that you have received a Letter of Intent from the Early Education Program at Malletts Bay School confirming your child's acceptance into the program.

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER FOR THE
EARLY EDUCATION PROGRAM

Contact Us

Jeanne Racicot-Brigante
Malletts Bay School
Building Secretary

Phone: 802.264.5902
Jeanne.RacicotBrigante
@colchestersd.org

Colchester Early Education Program creates an environment where children learn along with their teachers in a kind and respectful way. We value each person as an individual with distinct abilities and talents. We offer a hands-on, experiential learning environment where children are encouraged to ask questions and test theories in order to expand their knowledge. We value the home-school connection and consider families and community members an integral part of our learning community.

The Early Education Program at Malletts Bay School is a half day program with both morning and afternoon sessions. It is also a qualified Act 166 Prekindergarten Program which provides tuition funding to parents in exchange for enrolling their children in a program which provides prekindergarten curriculum.

Learn more by visiting Colchester’s Early Education website: https://www.csdvt.org/ee/