The Chittenden East Supervisory Union (CESU), through two grants received from the Vermont Community Preschool Collaborative, is offering eighteen Preschool Partnership slots for three and four year olds of Jericho and Underhill residents, nine for each town. These Preschool Partnerships allow for up to ten hours per week of developmentally appropriate preschool at a program of the parent’s choice. Enrollment must be in an approved preschool. Priority will be given to four year olds in their year before kindergarten.
A designated tuition amount will be paid directly to the Preschool Partners for the ten hours per week for thirty-five weeks during the school year. If this amount is less than the actual cost of the Preschool program, providers may charge families the difference between the actual cost and the amount they receive from CESU. Actual cost will be determined by Preschool Partners completing a "Template for Calculating Actual Cost of Preschool.”
Parents/guardians of children who will be three or four by September 1, 2014 and who reside in the towns of Jericho or Underhill are eligible to apply. If more applications are received than there is funding to support, a lottery system will be used to determine who receives the funding.
Letters and applications have been sent to families using school census lists. If families meet the criteria and did not receive an application, one can be obtained by calling the CESU Central Office at 434-2128. All applications must be postmarked by August 11, 2014. Decisions will be made by August 15, 2014 and parents will be informed.
For more information about these grant opportunities, contact Beverly White, CESU Special Services Director at 434-2128.