All children ages 3-5 years, who are not eligible for Kindergarten enrollment, are eligible to receive 10 hours per week for 35 weeks of prekindergarten as part of Act 166- Vermont’s Universal Prekindergarten Law. This opportunity is paid for by the school district in your town of residence.

Act 166 Registration Process.PNG

Annual Program Application and Registration Forms

Children must attend a Pre-Qualified Prekindergarten Program.

  • Qualified public school-based prekindergartens exist on-site at the elementary schools in Barnard and Reading
  • Private qualified prekindergartens exist on-site at the elementary schools in Woodstock (Woodstock Nursery School) and Killington (P@K)
  • In-district qualified private off-site programs: Rainbow Play School in Woodstock

For more information about these offerings contact the WCSU Act 166 Coordinator, Rayna Bishop, at 457-1213 x1080.

For more information about universal prekindergarten, please visit the Vermont Agency of Education's website. To learn more about prekindergarten in Vermont visit Building Bright Futures.  To find a Pre-Qualified Prekindergarten Provider near you, visit the VT Department for Children and Families, Child Development Division.