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Pre Kindergarten

Welcome to the Barre Town Early Education Program!  

Our program is a not-for-profit, state licensed pre kindergarten program located at the Barre Town Middle and Elementary School. We have four classrooms located on the first floor of our school building, directly across the hall from the kindergarten classrooms.

You can learn more about our Program by reading our

Pre-Kindergarten Handbook.

For information about enrolling or registering for Fall 2019, please click on this link:

Fall 2019 Enrollment Information

Pre-Kindergarten students enjoy access to the school gymnasium and a large outdoor space with age-appropriate playground equipment where our young children can play, explore, and discover.  The Barre Town Early Education Program has earned five stars in Vermont’s Step Ahead Recognition System (STARS), which means that are rated as “outstanding in all five (practice) areas.”

For more information about our program, or for answers to the most commonly asked questions, simply click on the resources to the right. If you don't find what you are looking for, contact the school directly, or email Lauren May at


How Do I...

Enroll my child

Publicly funded pre kindergarten services are offered in schools and in pre-qualified community-based programs (homes and centers). To enroll in the BTMES pre kindergarten program, you must live within the BTMES school district. To have your child’s name added to the school pre kindergarten program waiting list, please contact  the school Registrar, Betsy Pearce, directly at 476-6617 ext. 6306.

You can find a list of private providers by clicking on the following link: Pre-qualified Providers

Find a provider

You can find a list of private providers by clicking on the following link: Pre-qualified Providers

Know if my child qualifies

Children whose parents or legal guardians are residents of Barre Town are eligible to enter pre kindergarten at the beginning of the school year provided they have reached the age of three (3) on or before August 31st of that year. There is often a wait list and we will work to invite your child to attend as quickly as we are able.

Get a registration packet

You can download a registration form by clicking on the following link. Simply fill out the form and submit it to the school registrar, Betsy Pearce:

Registration Packet

Become an approved BSU Pre Kindergarten Provider

If you are interested in becoming an approved BSU pre kindergarten provider, please download, read, and return the following document. Pre-Kindergarten Provider Agreement

You should also download and understand all State of VT licensing regulations. You will find this document here: Child Care Licensing Regulations

Get my child to school

BTMES provides transportation for students who live within the Barre Town  town limits. You will find transportation information in the Registration Packet


Pre-Kindergarten / Early Education Calendar

View the Pre-Kindergarten Calendar by clicking on this link:

Pre-K Calendar 2019-20