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Pre-K Info

Pre-K registration  is open !

The Washington Central Unified Union School District offers 10 hours per week of Preschool to district students ages 3 & 4 years old, as required by Act 166. The district, through Community Connections, also offers a childcare option to help families by offering a full-day option.

Preschools will be offered at the following schools:

Berlin Elementary                         East Montpelier Elementary                         Calais Elementary

Doty & Rumney combined will be located at Rumney Memorial School for the 2024-25 school year

Please consider signing up for the Meet & Greet or Preschool Screening at the school for your area, the phone number is below on this page and the dates will be updated by February break,  Friday, February 23rd. 

 

Pre-K Registration, Meet and Greet and , Screening information will be updated during February.  

  • If your child is already registered in Pre-K at Berlin, Calais, Doty, East Montpelier, or Rumney, you do not need to complete the registration process for 2024-2025 school year .   If you are interested in Community Connections programming before or after the school-based program, please contact Kim Bolduc at kbolduc@u32.org or (802) 223-7936 x 305.                                                                                            
  • If you are registering your child for the first time, you must complete the entire online registration process before your child is placed for 2024-2025.  Please click on the computer icon titled "Online Registration" located below the picture on this website, and choose the 24-25 option.   Please remember to download (either here or during the online registration process) the required Pre-K Health Examination form  and submit to the  WCUUSD Registrar if you are registering to attend one of our schools Pre-K. This must be completed by April 1st or within two weeks of completing registration.                                                                                                                                    
  • If your child was enrolled as a Pre-K student in 2023-2024 in a private program and you wish to continue in a private program, you only need to complete the 2024-2025 Act 166: Universal Prekindergarten Tuition Request form . Please email it to Tim Couture at  WCUUSDRegistrar (wcsuregistrar@u32.org) or send it to your elementary school in the town you live in.                                                                                                                                                                    
  • If you are a resident of Berlin, Calais, East Montpelier, Middlesex or Worcester and registering for public Pre-K in your local elementary school, please complete the online registration process by Friday, March 22nd  if possible. While registration is ongoing, we strongly encourage families to register their children by March 22 so that we can make informed decisions about programming and staffing needs and offer timely placements for families. Please note: Returning students are offered a placement first. Placement priority is then given to incoming 4-year-olds who have registered by March 22 in order of registration date. All other Pre-K placements are first come first served and space is limited in all of our programs. 
  • If your student is currently attending the Prekindergarten program at Berlin, Calais, Doty, East Montpelier, or Rumney and intends to enroll in an ACT 166 private Prekindergarten program,  you only need to complete the  Act 166: Universal Prekindergarten Program Tuition Request Form and return it to the school or email it to WCUUSD Registrar.                                                                                                                                       
  • If you have a student already enrolled in our district schools and need to enroll a sibling in Pre-K, you can do this through the Infinite Campus Parent Portal under “More” and “Online Registration”.                 
              
  • Please note that due to child care regulations, each prekindergarten student must have at least 2 emergency contacts that are not parents/guardians that can pick up the student from school.  For returning prekindergarten students, you can update this information in the Infinite Campus Parent Portal under “More” and “Demographics”.  You can add emergency contacts or update your information.

    If you need help accessing the parent portal, please contact Tim Couture at tcouture@u32.org

  • If you are not a resident of Berlin, Calais, East Montpelier, Middlesex or Worcester and want an Act 166 placement, please note that we prioritize residents and will not be able to offer out-of-district placements until  at least mid-August, when we are sure that we have served all district Pre-K families who would like to enroll.
     
  • If you are a parent of a Pre-K student and you are registering for a private Pre-K program through Act 166, please note the following:

    WCUUSD registration form:
    -You must include at least two emergency contacts who are not a parent or guardian.
    -Pre-K 3 is for students who are 3-years-old on or before September 1, 2024.  Pre-K 4 is for students who are 4- or 5-years old (5-years-old and not enrolled in Kindergarten) on or before September 1, 2024.
     
  • Feel free to direct any questions about Pre-K registration and/or Act 166 to Kim Bolduc, Coordinator of Early Education and Expanded Learning Opportunities, at kbolduc@u32.org. Please include the school you are trying to register at in your details.  Thank you.

 

WCUUSD Online Registration Link 

PreK Screening

Forms

Community Connections

Community Connections Pre-Kindergarten is a licensed program that is open at each of the five local schools to help meet the needs of district families during the work week so that your child(ren) ages 3-5 years old may attend the school Pre-K or have childcare that works for your family’s weekly schedule.

Community Connections has run programming for twenty- three (23) years and Pre-Kindergarten fourteen  (14) of those years. Our staff is highly trained and we collaborate closely with the school staff to make Pre-K and all transitions a good experience for your child(ren).

We operate every day that the school-based Pre-K programs are open. Each school has a slightly different schedule constructed around the hours the school-based programs operate, as well as established around the availability of space and staff. Most schools have a full day/full week option of childcare for families.

Please visit the Washington Central website (wcuusd.org) for online Pre-Kindergarten Registration. I will be working with the district and schools to post the details for this fall through a link to Community Connections (CC) or to each school’s website for CC. That link will provide information that gives a complete schedule and cost for the services we provide, Examples of current costs and programming can be found in the links below or contact Kim. The current year postings happen in July each year. 

For the upcoming school year, returning students are given placement first. New students are enrolled at the time of the Meet and Greet. Placement priority is given to incoming 4-year olds and then 3-year olds. Final placement confirmations are done in August. 

Stay safe and be well. We look forward to seeing you and your child in the fall.

Sincerely,
Kimberly J. L. Bolduc
Community Connections Director
802/223-3456 cell
802/223-7936 x305 office
kbolduc@u32.org

Community Connection Links 

Forms are updated annually in July. 

Information regarding CC PreK at Berlin Elementary School  24-25

Information regarding CC PreK at Calais Elementary School 24-25

Information regarding CC PreK at Doty Elementary School   24-25


Information regarding CC PreK at East Montpelier Elementary School  24-25

Information regarding CC PreK at Rumney Memorial School 24-25

Current School Year Information

2024-2025 CC Registration Form 

 

Fast Facts

1.  Whether you are enrolling in a private Pre-K program via Act 166 or in your local public school Pre-K program for the first time, you must complete the online registration process. (Click on the computer icon titled "Online Registration" located on the bottom below the first picture on this website.)

2.  If your child is currently enrolled in one of our public Pre-K programs, you do not need to do anything.

3. If your child is currently enrolled in a private Pre-K program via Act 166 and you completed the online enrollment last year, you only need to complete the Act 166: Universal Prekindergarten Tuition Request Form. 

4. If your child is currently attending a private Pre-K program via Act 166 and you wish to enroll your student in the school Pre-K program, please complete the online registration.  You do not need to resubmit residency or proof of age as it was submitted in the prior year.

5.  If you are enrolling in a private Pre-K program via Act 166, please note that we cannot enter an agreement with the provider for your child until ALL of your required paperwork has been submitted online using the icon located at the bottom right below the first picture in this website.  Failure to ensure that all required paperwork is on file in a timely manner may result in withholding of any tuition discount.

6.  If your child will be exiting either our public Pre-K program or a private Pre-K partner program before the end of the school year, please complete the Student Exit Form and return it to the administrative assistant at the school in your child's town of residence.

7. When communicating regarding your registration questions, please include the school you are trying to register at in your details. Thank you 

We will be offering Pre-K play-based Meet & Greet and Screening opportunities for each school. Please call your local school for more information:  (Dates to be updated by February 23, 2024) 

Berlin: call 802-223-2796

Calais:  call 802-454-1111

Doty ( Worcester):  call 802-223-5656

East Montpelier:  call 802-223-7936

Rumney (Middlesex):  call 802-223-5429

 

PreK Quick Links