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Mrs. Ashley MacCormack
Williamstown Elementary Preschool Program
Our preschool program is a play based program using Creative Curriculum, The Vermont Early Learning Standards and our students' interests to design our learning environment and guide our curriculum. Our classroom is set up with 7 centers; Library, Art, Blocks, Pretend, Toys and Games, Sensory, and Discovery. The materials in our centers are chosen to help our preschoolers build their skills while providing opportunites to build language and practice social skills. Our centers change with the seasons and with our learning themes. Circle Time is a favorite time of day when we come together to share in stories, songs, and games. We interact with new concepts, practice skills, and make crafts during Table Time activities and we love to go outside everyday.
Our preschool team (teachers, teacher assistants, special educators, and speech language pathologist) work closely together and with families to support the learning of every preschool kiddo.
Preschool sessions are half days Tuesday - Friday.
Specials - Our preschoolers have class with each of our specialists, Art, Music, Library, and Wellness, once each month. We also have monthly story times with Ms. Snow from Ainsworth Public Library.
Family Outings - Throughout the school year we partner with Head Start to offer a variety of Family Outings such as nature walks, Dabble Day, and trips to places such as Liberty Orchard and Monsthire Museum.
Williamstown Elementary School Preschool registration for the 2020-2021 school year is open from March 2, 2020 through Monday June 1, 2020. Applicants then have until Tuesday June 30th to get all documents complete and on file. Please note that registration applications are not accepted until all pieces are complete and required documents are on file. Any incomplete registration applications as of Tuesday June 30, 2020, will be accepted as space allows. Registration opens up for non-resident age eligible students on Wednesday July 1st and applications will be accepted as space allows.
Applications received in the initial application window will be sorted according to the following criteria:
- Any student currently enrolled in the program and not entering kindergarten is guaranteed a spot in the same program for the following year.
- Williamstown students who are qualified under Essential Early Education (EEE) or Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) guidelines.
- Williamstown students turning 4 before Sept. 1, 2020.
- All other age eligible Williamstown students.
- Non-resident age eligible students.
If at any step the amount of applications exceed our program’s capacity, a lottery will be conducted of those applicants at that step. A lottery is a system used to decide who will get or be given something by choosing names by chance.
Families will be notified via mail of their child’s acceptance into our program or placement on a wait list.