Posted in Community, General, Malletts Bay School, Programs

Free Preschool and Playgroups!

Colchester schools are expanding early education offerings next fall!

We will have openings for three- and four-year-old “peers” to attend our preschool programs at Malletts Bay School. We are also offering free parent-child playgroups for all ages. There will be several options for both morning and afternoon sessions.

In addition, Champlain Valley Head Start is opening a preschool in Malletts Bay School. Head Start offers high-quality preschool to families with limited income. If you are interested in Head Start, please call Nancy Smith at (802) 264–5950 or stop by Malletts Bay School for a copy of the Head Start registration form. You can also access the Head Start application information here.

Preschool and playgroups are a great way for children to develop language, motor, and social skills. All of our programs are led by a qualified general educator and staff. The curriculum is play based in accordance with the Vermont Early Learning Standards (VELS), and students are taught in beautiful, developmentally appropriate classrooms.

Families must be Colchester residents, and transportation is not provided. There may be transportation support for families eligible for Head Start.

Peer screening for fall placements will take place at Malletts Bay School on June 8, 2012. If you are interested, please contact Nancy Smith at (802) 264–5950 or by e-mail ( to schedule an appointment.

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