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Early Education

From the Director...


Welcome to the Barre Supervisory Union’s Early Education page.  Families residing in Barre City and Barre Town have a few options for early education for children ages 3-5 in and around our community.

The Barre City and Barre Town schools serve children through public pre-kindergarten programs on a first come-first served basis. In addition, the Barre Supervisory Union partners with local and regional pre-qualified pre-kindergarten programs, providing families with the flexibility to access early education in a setting outside of the public school.  For more information about each of these options, see the links here and on each school’s individual webpages.

For Fall 2019 information click on this link:

PreK Screening and Registration Info 2019

At any time, if you have a concern about your child's development, please contact your school and request to speak with the Assistant to the Director of Student Services.  This person will help connect you to our early education team.
 

Frequently asked questions about Act 166, and how you can access funds to help pay for pre-kindergarten services for your child can be found here:

Act 166 Frequently Asked Questions.

You can also get information on Act 166 directly from the VT Agency of Education by clicking here: Agency of Education Act 166 Information for Families.

Directory

Nancy Beniot

Nancy Beniot

Teacher
Barre City Elementary & Middle School
Pre-Kindergarten/EEE
Lisa Bonin

Lisa Bonin

Paraeducator
Barre Town Middle & Elementary School
Preschool Support
Loraine Bullis

Loraine Bullis

Paraeducator
Barre Town Middle & Elementary School
Preschool Support
Jessie Casavant

Jessie Casavant

Teacher
Barre Town Middle & Elementary School
Preschool
Amber Cheney

Amber Cheney

Paraeducator
Barre Town Middle & Elementary School
Preschool Support
Jennifer Cote

Jennifer Cote

Speech Language Pathologist
Barre Town Middle & Elementary School
Preschool, SPED
Natessa Cournoyer

Natessa Cournoyer

Teacher
Barre Town Middle & Elementary School
Preschool
Barbara Dalton

Barbara Dalton

Paraeducator
Barre Town Middle & Elementary School
Preschool Support
Jennifer Drewitz

Jennifer Drewitz

Paraeducator
Barre Town Middle & Elementary School
Preschool Support
Corrina Garbacik

Corrina Garbacik

Paraeducator
Barre Town Middle & Elementary School
Preschool Support
Holly Haggerty

Holly Haggerty

Special Educator
Barre City Elementary & Middle School
Pre-Kindergarten/EEE, Special Educator
Michele Haigh

Michele Haigh

Paraeducator
Barre Town Middle & Elementary School
Preschool Support
Spencer Horchler

Spencer Horchler

Speech/Language Pathologist
Barre City Elementary & Middle School
Pre-Kindergarten/EEE, Speech/Language Pathologist
Samantha Knudsen

Samantha Knudsen

Teacher
Barre Town Middle & Elementary School
Preschool
Emily Lajeunesse

Emily Lajeunesse

Teacher
Barre City Elementary & Middle School
Pre-Kindergarten/EEE
Kelsey LaPerle

Kelsey LaPerle

Teacher
Barre Town Middle & Elementary School
Preschool
Jennifer McKelvey

Jennifer McKelvey

Teacher
Barre City Elementary & Middle School
Pre-Kindergarten/EEE
Lara Merchant

Lara Merchant

Special Educator
Barre City Elementary & Middle School
Pre-Kindergarten/EEE, Special Educator
Melinda Schmalz

Melinda Schmalz

Essential Early Education
Barre Town Middle & Elementary School, Barre City Elementary & Middle School
Preschool, SPED
Nicole Spooner

Nicole Spooner

Behavior Interventionist
Barre Town Middle & Elementary School
Preschool/Behavior Support
Susan Stone

Susan Stone

Paraeducator
Barre Town Middle & Elementary School
Preschool Support
Jennifer Trombly

Jennifer Trombly

Essential Early Education
Barre Town Middle & Elementary School
Preschool, SPED
Picture of Lauren May and Sandra Cameron

Early Education Coordinator Lauren May and Regional Act 166 Coordinator / Early Education Director Sandra Cameron.

How do I...

Enroll my Child

Publicly funded pre kindergarten services are offered in schools and in pre-qualified community-based programs (homes and centers). To enroll in the BCEMS or BTMES pre kindergarten programs, you must live within the BCEMS or BTMES school districts. To have your child’s name added to your school's pre kindergarten program waiting list, please contact the school Registrar directly. For BCEMS, contact Katelyn Smith at 476-6541 ext. 4318. For BTMES, contact Betsy Pearce at 476-6617 ext. 6306.

You can find a list of private providers by clicking on the following link: Pre-qualified Providers

Find a Provider

You can find a list of private providers by clicking on the following link: Pre-qualified Providers

Know if my child qualifies

Children whose parents or legal guardians are residents of Barre Town or Barre City are eligible to enter Prekindergarten at the beginning of the school year provided they have reached the age of three (3) on or before August 31st of that year. There is often a wait list and we will work to invite your child to attend as quickly as we are able.

get a registration packet

You can download a registration form by clicking on the following link. Simply fill out the form and submit it to your school registrar.

For Barre City Elementary & Middle School, please return the form to Katelyn Smith (ksmitbce@u61.net)

For Barre Town Middle & Elementary School, please return the form to Betsy Pearce (bpearbte@u61.net)

Registration Packet

 

become an approved bsu pre-kindergarten provider

If you are interested in becoming an approved BSU pre-kindergarten provider, please download, read, and return the following document. Pre-Kindergarten Provider Agreement

You should also download and understand all State of VT licensing regulations. You will find this document here: Child Care Licensing Regulations

BSU PreK Calendar, 2019

Click on the link below to view the 2018-19 Pre Kindergarten Calendar

Helpful Links

The links below will help connect you to a wide range of programs and services offered here in Vermont. Note: They are not part of the BSU website, and the BSU cannot be responsible for the content made available on these sites.

Vermont 211 - Programs and Services Available to Vermonters

Vermont Family Network

Family Center of Washington County

Vermont Early Learning Standards

Vermont Department of Health