Preschool opportunities

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    Pre-Kindergarten at Hiawatha 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 Essex Junction and are 4 years old on September 1st are eligible to enroll in pre-K at Hiawatha Elementary School.

    2017-2018 School Year

    For information regarding openings for the current school year (2017-2018), please contact the school’s main office at 802-878-1384.

    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 Simmons at jsimmons@ewsd.org or 802-857-2005.

     

    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.

    2017-2018 School Year

    • Registration for Act 166 is open and ongoing for the 2017-2018 school year.
    • Visit our Act 166 Registration page for more information.
    • Act 166 fund distribution for the 2017-2018 school year is pro-rated based on a September 1, 2017 start date.

    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.