"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. Please note, Children MUST turn 3 years old by September 1st of that school year to qualify for Public Preschool funding that year.
The enrollment/application for Public Preschool Funding (Universal Pre-K) will be provided during registration. It can also be found at the MAUSD Early Education website here. Note, the application must be submitted by the given deadline (typically at the end of June/beginning of July, prior the start of the school year).
ADDISON COUNTY PRESCHOOL FINANCIAL AID
We require that families contact the organization listed below in the Spring, prior to the start of the school year, before requesting financial assistance from the preschool. Please note eligibility requirements.
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.
LINCOLN COOPERATIVE PRESCHOOL FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE
If you are denied assistance from the above organization, you may apply for tuition assistance through the school. Note, you may be required to provide written proof of denial before considering your tuition assistance application. 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 preschool fundraisers and is requested from the town of Lincoln at the March town meeting, based on needs of the previous year. Funds received are applied to the following school year. Awards are granted in the form of tuition assistance towards sessions and are reflected in monthly invoices. Typically one session per applicant is awarded.
The Tuition Assistance Committee, made up of current board members, reviews applications and awards assistance based on fund availability and financial need. Available funds are evenly distributed among financially qualifying applicants, regardless of number of sessions attended. If funds are limited, those applicants with the greatest financial need will be awarded. 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.
Applications are available from the Treasurer or President at the preschool and for download on our web site here.