Early Education

The Milton Early Education Program believes that high-quality early childhood experiences positively impact a child’s future academic and social success. We provide an individualized, whole-child curriculum based on each child’s unique abilities. Our research-based curriculum is aligned with Vermont Early Learning Standards and supports development in nine developmental areas: social-emotional, language, cognitive, physical, literacy, mathematics, science and technology, social studies, and the arts. Learning experiences are designed to meet the needs of all children within the context of a positive, nurturing, and inclusive environment. We value families as children’s first teachers and as our collaborative partners in supporting each child’s growth.

The Milton Early Education Program offers 5 half-day sessions in the morning for 3-year-olds (8:30-11:30 am) and in the afternoon for 4-year-olds (12:30-3:30 pm) on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays.

Frequently Asked Questions

The Milton Early Education Program has a limited number of spots available each year. Those spots are offered based on a lottery system that is held in the spring. Families may complete an application online through the District website during the two weeks that the lottery is open. 
If your family receives notification from the Early Childhood Coordinator that your child is being offered a spot in the program, you must complete registration as soon as possible.
If your child was not offered a spot through the lottery or this option does not work for your family, you could choose to access Act 166 funding (Vermont's "Universal PK" option). This is available to PK age-eligible students who register with the school district and enroll at a highly-qualified partner site anywhere in VT. Highly qualified partners may be found here by selecting "prequalified" from the accreditation drop-down. Once enrolled and registered, the partner site will invoice the district for 10 hours/wk for up to 35 weeks on the child's behalf. The district pays the partner site directly and your family would see a reduction on its childcare bill. The 35 weeks of payment align with the school calendar.