From the Director...
Welcome to the Barre Unified Union School District’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 BUUSD 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:
To view the Vermont Agency of Education's Universal Pre-Kindergarten web page, click on this link:
Early Education Coordinator Lauren May and Regional Act 166 Coordinator / Early Education Director Sandra Cameron.
- Enroll my Child
- Get Information on Universal Kindergarten
- Know if my child qualifies
- get a registration packet
- become an approved bsu pre-kindergarten provider
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
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 September 1 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.
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 (firstname.lastname@example.org)
For Barre Town Middle & Elementary School, please return the form to Betsy Pearce (email@example.com)
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
BUUSD Pre-K Calendar, 2019-2020
Click on the link below to view the 2019-20 Pre-Kindergarten Calendar
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.