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    Pre-Kindergarten at Essex Elementary School

    The Essex Westford School District offers school-based pre-Kindergarten programs at elementary schools across the district. Space is limited and placement is determined by a lottery draw.

    Students who reside in the Town of Essex and are 3 years old on September 1st are eligible to enroll in pre-K at Essex Elementary School.

    CLASSROOM MEETING TIMES

    • Sayde's Morning Class: Monday/Wednesday/Thursday/Friday, 7:45 - 10:45 a.m.
    • Sayde's Afternoon Class: Monday/Wednesday/Thursday/Friday, 11:45 a.m. - 2:45 p.m.
    • Head Start @ EES: Monday/Wednesday/Thursday/Friday, 7:45 - 11:45 a.m.

    REGISTRATION

    • 2018-2019 School Year
      • The window for requesting a 2018-2019 pre-K slot is now closed. A lottery draw was held in March 2018. Placement letters and registration materials have been mailed to families. For more information regarding this process and/or to add your child's name to the pre-K waiting list, please contact Johanna at jsimmons@ewsd.org or 802-857-2005.

    • 2019-2020 School Year
      • The window for requesting a 2019-2020 pre-K slot will open in January 2019. Requests will be gathered electronically via Google Form at that time.

     

    Universal Pre-K/Act 166 Funding

    Families may register their eligible children to receive Act 166 funding through EWSD. This funding will cover 10 hours/week of pre-K tuition at qualified programs throughout our community. Please refer to our Act 166 FAQs for more information.

    REGISTRATION

    • 2018-2019 School Year
      • Registration is now open for the 2018-2019 school year.
      • If you are receiving funding for the 2017-2018 school year, you do NOT need to re-apply.
      • Visit our Act 166 Registration page for more information.
      • Act 166 fund distribution for the 2018-2019 school year is pro-rated based on a September 1, 2018 start date.

    • 2019-2020 School Year
      • Registration for the 2019-2020 school year will open in March 2019.