Financial Aid InfoVERMONT PUBLIC PRESCHOOL FUNDING (Universal Pre-K) The amount of Public Preschool Funding for the 2021/2022 school year will be $3,536 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, 1.5 days, or two 8-1 pm 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) can be found at the MAUSD Early Education website here, or your local district website if you are not in the MAUSD district. The applications get sent to the address on the form which correlates with the town you reside in. Note, the application must be submitted prior to the start of the school year to be enrolled for the funding when school begins, sent in by early August is best. Any child who was 3 years old by Sept. 1st can enroll any time during the school year if they are newly entering preschool or have just moved to the area. Be sure to include the required proof of residency with your application as it will not be processed until it is complete.
ADDISON COUNTY PRESCHOOL FINANCIAL AID
We require that families contact the organization listed below in the Spring or Summer, 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) houses the state subsidy specialist who can help determine if you qualify for subsidized tuition funding 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. Employment might be part time, online, or self employed. Exceptions might be a parent who is disabled, is attending school, or has other special circumstances. It’s always worth a call to ask before filling out all the paperwork to find out if you might qualify. If you think you might qualify for subsidy funding you are encouraged to do so, to save your family money and to benefit the preschool.
LINCOLN COOPERATIVE PRESCHOOL FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE
If you are denied assistance from the above organization, you may apply for tuition assistance through the school. Note, we may require written proof of state subsidy 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, $90/month for next year..
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 website here.