Universal Pre-K Funding
The fall of 2016 marked the start of a new universal pre-K law in Vermont, Act 166. The purpose of Act 166 is to allow all children to start school armed with the skills necessary for future success, and a big part of that success starts with a high-quality early education program.
This funding (the equivalent of ten hours of preschool education per week) is available for families of all three, four and five-year-old children not attending kindergarten.
Under Act 166, public schools must provide access to early education by either providing programs directly in the schools or by partnering with pre-approved community programs like Spring Hill School.
Families with children attending Spring Hill School (and not simultaneously a complementary public preschool program) will see this funding cover the first ten hours per week of the morning preschool program (7:45-12:45).
To access this funding parents need to contact their child’s home school and provide the necessary documentation and paperwork.