Prekindergarten at EWSD Elementary Schools

  • The Essex Westford School District offers school-based pre-Kindergarten programs at Essex Elementary School, Hiawatha Elementary School, Summit Street School, and Westford School.

    Eligible students are at least 3 years old on September 1st.

    Space is limited in our school-based programs, and placement is determined by a lottery draw each year.

  • 2019-2020 School Year

    • The window for requesting a 2019-2020 pre-K slot is now closed. Eligible students reside in Essex Junction, Essex Town, or Westford and are at least 3 years old on September 1, 2019.
    • To request a spot on the waitlist, please reach out directly to Clara Moreno at cmoreno@ewsd.org!
    • A random drawing will take place in March, and the district will respond to all requests by April.
  • 2018-2019 School Year

    • For information regarding potential current openings and/or the current pre-K waiting list, please contact Clara Moreno at cmoreno@ewsd.org or 802-857-2013.
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Universal Pre-K/Act 166 Funding

  • Families may register their eligible children to receive Act 166 funding.
    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.

    2019-2020 School Year

    • Registration is open and ongoing for the 2019-2020 school year. Students with birth dates ranging from September 2, 2014 to September 1, 2016 are eligible to register.
    • Visit our Act 166 Registration page for more information.
    • The school district encourages families to register for Act 166 funding by July 15th.
    • Act 166 fund distribution for the 2019-2020 school year is pro-rated based on a September 1, 2019 start date.
    • If you are receiving Act 166 funding through EWSD during the 2018-2019 school year, you do not need to re-register for the 2019-2020 school year.

    2018-2019 School Year

    • Registration is open and ongoing for the 2018-2019 school year. Students with birth dates ranging from September 2, 2013 to September 1, 2015 are eligible to register.
    • 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.