Pre-Kindergarten Programs

Milton PreKindergarten Programs 2021-2022

PreK Lottery

Pre-K Registration Lottery begins this Friday, April 1, and runs through April 15. A link will appear on this page when the lottery opens.

Every year MES has a limited number of open spots in our pre-k program. To make it fair to everyone, we ask families to submit their child’s information via an online form. The system then randomly selects students from the submissions for entry into our program.

If your child is already in the program, you do not need to complete the form, they will be automatically offered a spot.



Head Start is a federally funded, income-based program. 



  • One full-day Head Start Classroom located at the elementary school
  • Age 4
  • 35 hours per week (Monday through Friday)
  • Transportation available
  • 15 spots available

You may be eligible for Head Start if you or your immediate family:


  • Currently receive Reach Up
  • Currently receive Supplemental Security Income (SSI)
  • Are currently experiencing homelessness
  • Are currently in foster care (the child that is enrolling in the program)
  • Your annual income is less than the amount listed below for the number of people in your family:


# In Family

130% Level













































Act 166 Community-Based

Act 166 

Act 166 provides access to publicly-funded prekindergarten for VT students aged *3-5 who attend prequalified community preschools.

Community partners may become prequalified by meeting specific requirements set by VT AOE and AHS, including implementation of high-quality, effective instruction by licensed educators who align curriculum with VT Early Learning Standards (VELS)

Family chooses Prequalified Site and enrolls child in the program. 

Family registers with the School District for tuition reimbursement of 10 hours a week for 35 weeks.  

*child must be age-eligible on or before September 1

For more information regarding PreKindergarten options for your child, please call (802)893-5615 or email Justin Lee, Early Childhood Coordinator, at [email protected]

Milton Early Education Program

Milton Early Education Program

  • 10 School-Based Classroom sessions. (morning and afternoon) 
  • Ages 3-5
  • 12 hours a week
  • Transportation available
  • EEE Special Education Services Provided for qualified students.

Limited Act 166 Spots are available via lottery (lottery open 2/19/2020-

3/6/2020)  approximately 32 spots of 3-year-olds and 10 spots for 4-year-olds.