Springfield school district registration for public pre-k programs now open

SPRINGFIELD, Vt. – Springfield School District is now registering children for its publicly funded pre-k program provided by community partners throughout the district for the 2018-19 school year. Children between the ages of 3-5 and not eligible for kindergarten are eligible for the pre-k program. A child must be 3 by Sept. 1, 2018.

Springfield School District, through its community pre-k partners, provides ten free hours a week of developmentally appropriate early learning experiences for 3-5 year old children during 35 weeks of the academic year. The district offers a variety of settings: center based programs, home based programs, and Head Start. Families of preschool age children who turn 3 by Sept. 1 will need to complete a publicly funded pre-k registration form and submit it to the school district along with the child’s birth certificate and proof of residency in order for their child to participate in the program. Families will also need to enroll their child in one of the district’s partner programs.

Registration forms are now available at each of the pre-k partner programs, which are as follows: Dandelion Wishes, Little Daisies, Little Stars, Perkinsville Preschool, PlayWorks Child Center of Springfield Area Parent Child Center, Safe N’ Sound, Saxtons River Montessori School, SEVCA Windsor County Head Start at Pine Street Preschool, Springfield Learning Garden, Squeaky Sneakers Springfield, Suzy’s Little Peanuts Day School, World of Discovery I, and World of Discovery III.

In addition, pre-k registration forms for the district will be available at: Elm Hill School, www.ssdvt.org, Springfield Health Center – pediatrics office, Springfield Public Library-Children’s Library, Vermont Department of Health, and Family Services.

For questions regarding universal pre-k in Springfield School District, contact Gladys Collins at 802-885-1150. For questions regarding child care tuition assistance, please contact Springfield Area Parent Child Center at 802-886-5242.

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