"Play turns out to be so stunningly essential to childhood,
its like love, sunshine and broccoli all juiced together."
- Leonore Skenazy
Financial Aid Info
VERMONT PUBLIC PRESCHOOL FUNDING (Universal Pre-K)
The amount of Public Preschool funding for the 2017/2018 school year is currently $3,178 per child for 3 & 4 year olds who attend a minimum of 10 hours per week. This covers 10 hours per week of preschool, or three sessions (3 mornings or 1.5 days). Parents are responsible for any tuition due for time their children attend over the 10 hours of Public Preschool.
The enrollment form for public preschool funding will be provided during registration.
ADDISON COUNTY PRESCHOOL FINANCIAL AID
We require that families contact the organizations listed below before requesting financial assistance from the preschool. You should contact these organizations in the spring, prior to the start of the school year. Please note their eligibility requirements.
Early Essential Education in Bristol often assists families with tuition. “Triple E” can be accessed based on the financial needs of the family as well as special needs of a child. The best way to qualify for this funding is to get your child screened by EEE in the spring when they advertise screenings in different towns. If you have missed the screenings then contact them as soon as possible at 453-3674.
Mary Johnson Children’s Center (MJCC) subsidized tuition funding is available from the state Child Development Division CDD. The local contact person to get information and sign up for that funding is Jane Reilly at the MJCC, 388-4304. There are eligibility requirements for this funding, the state requires that parents in the home be employed to qualify for assistance. Exceptions might be a parent who is disabled or is attending school.
If you feel that your individual situation is unique please feel free to contact both of these organizations.
LINCOLN COOPERATIVE PRESCHOOL FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE
When fiscally possible, tuition assistance from LCP is available to any family demonstrating a need for financial assistance. The money for tuition assistance is raised during the preschool fundraisers and is requested from the town of Lincoln at the March town meeting. They money received is applied to the following school year. We base this amount on the need of the previous year. If you are denied assistance from the above organizations, you may apply for tuition assistance through the school. The Tuition assistance committee* may require written proof of denial before considering your tuition assistance application.
Applications are available from the Treasurer, President, at the preschool and for download on our web site. Available funds will be evenly distributed among qualified applicants, regardless of individual schedules or incomes**. As the preschool is a cooperative, we reserve the right to deny tuition assistance money to any family not actively participating in required cooperative tasks.
* The Tuition assistance committee is made up of current board members **In school years when there are limited funds, tuition assistance will be awarded to only those most in need. The tuition assistance committee will review all applications and determine which families will receive awards. We do not foresee this as a problem but must consider the possibility.