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Early Education

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:

PreK Screening and Registration Info 2019

To view the Vermont Agency of Education's Universal Pre-Kindergarten web page, click on this link:

VT AOE Universal Pre-Kindergarten Website

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.

 

Picture of Rebecca Webb and Lauren May

Early Education Coordinator Lauren May and Regional Act 166 Coordinator Becca Webb.

Staff Directory

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Nancy Benoit

Nancy Benoit

Teacher
Barre City Elementary & Middle School
Rachel Benoit

Rachel Benoit

Paraeducator
Barre City Elementary & Middle School
Lisa Blais

Lisa Blais

Paraeducator
Barre City Elementary & Middle School
Loraine Bullis

Loraine Bullis

Paraeducator
Barre Town Middle & Elementary School
Lisa Campbell

Lisa Campbell

Special Educator
Barre City Elementary & Middle School
Jessie Casavant

Jessie Casavant

Teacher
Barre Town Middle & Elementary School
Amber Cheney

Amber Cheney

Paraeducator
Barre Town Middle & Elementary School
Natessa Cournoyer

Natessa Cournoyer

Teacher
Barre Town Middle & Elementary School
Corrina Garbacik

Corrina Garbacik

Paraeducator
Barre Town Middle & Elementary School
Michele Haigh

Michele Haigh

Paraeducator
Barre Town Middle & Elementary School
Amber Harrington

Amber Harrington

Paraeducator
Spencer Horchler

Spencer Horchler

Speech Language Pathologist
Barre City Elementary & Middle School
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How do I...

Enroll my Child

BUUSD PreK Enrollment Procedures

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

Get Information on Universal Kindergarten

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.

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

get a registration packet

BUUSD PreK Registration Packet

For Barre City Elementary & Middle School, please contact Katelyn Smith (ksmitbce@buusd.org) and she will provide you with a registration packet.

For Barre Town Middle & Elementary School, please contact Betsy Pearce (bpearbte@buusd.org) and she will provide you with a registration packet.

 

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 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.

become an approved buusd pre-kindergarten provider

Contact WVSA Regional Act 166 Coordinator Rebecca Webb at rwebbbsu@buusd.org

Request act 166 tuition funds

BUUSD Pre-K Calendar, 2019-2020

Click on the link below to view the 2019-20 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