Pre-K Program

A robust program focused on ensuring preschoolers a ready transition to kindergarten.


At the Village School of North Bennington, we’re extremely proud of our preschool program, which currently serves up to 15 children, ages three to five. The program is recognized by the state of Vermont as a “prequalified prekindergarten education program,” and all enrolled Village School pre-K students who live in Vermont will receive the Vermont Universal Pre-K Subsidy of 12 hours of pre-K per week at no charge, regardless of income. 

The Village School’s pre-K program is distinguished with a 4-star rating with STARS, Vermont’s quality recognition system for preschool. This signifies that our program is stepping ahead and going above and beyond state regulations.

Our pre-K program is committed to providing children and their families with a safe, nurturing, child-centered learning environment that incorporates play and age-appropriate classroom lessons, along with instruction in art, music, a garden and nature program, and physical education provided by certified teachers at the Village School. Our preschool director is a state-certified master teacher and the preschool staff is trained in early childhood education. We use the “Creative Curriculum” as a springboard for learning and focus on providing preschoolers with school-readiness skills in order to ensure a successful transition to kindergarten.

Through the program, parents can select from a variety of options, including an all-day experience, a half-day experience (mornings or afternoons) or even a modified, two-hour daily experience. Each of these program options is available three, four or five days a week (with the exception of the two-hour program, which requires a five-day-per-week commitment).

Parents who qualify may obtain financial assistance from the Vermont Department of Children and Family Child Development Division. For more information on the pre-K program or to inquire about enrolling your child, please contact 802-442-5955 or


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Children are at the heart of all we do. We nurture a child's curiosity, ignite enthusiasm for exploring, develop tools for inquiry, for invention, for achievement. We welcome families into a community-wide collaboration to help our children grow into their best selves - responsible citizens and stewards of the greater world, makers of the future.