2019 - Feedback to the VT Legislature

posted May 6, 2019, 8:22 AM by Elaine Hulett   [ updated May 6, 2019, 8:22 AM ]

Dear parents,

I’m asking you to join me in providing feedback to the Vermont Legislature about the Universal PreK program!

On behalf of the Vermont Agency of Education and Agency of Human Services, Education Development Center (EDC) is conducting an independent study to understand how the Universal Prekindergarten Law (Act 166) is working in Vermont. This PreK program was selected as one of 30 programs to participate in the study. I have participated in the study – and now they need your help too!

EDC has asked me to reach out to you to ask you to complete this survey about your experience with publicly-funded PreK. Your responses to each question in this survey are 100% confidential. Only EDC staff will see your individual responses; what you say will not be shared with your PreK program or any agency. A summary of the results gathered from all families who participate in the survey will be shared with the State Legislature!

Please go to to participate in the survey by May 24th, 2019. If you would prefer to complete a hard-copy version, please let me know and I will provide that to you along with a postage-paid envelope. If you have any questions about the survey or about this study, please contact Clare Irwin, Lead Evaluator at 860-908-9128 or

Thank you!

Kate Abbott
SVSU Early Education Program

Child Find Notice 2019-2020

posted Mar 27, 2019, 8:53 AM by Elaine Hulett   [ updated Mar 27, 2019, 8:54 AM ]

Southwest Vermont Supervisory Union
Towns of Bennington, Shaftsbury, Woodford, Pownal, & The Village of North Bennington
2019-2020 Child Find Notice

The Southwest Vermont Supervisory Union (SVSU) is required by the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act to locate, evaluate, and identify persons with disabilities from birth through age 21, who may be in need of special education, related services, or accommodations in order to access a free appropriate public education; and to provide such needed services for those ages 3 through 21.

Services for eligible children ages birth through 3 years are provided through the Children's Integrated Services-Early Intervention program. Services for eligible children ages 3 to 21 are provided by your local supervisory union.

If you know a child residing in the towns within SVSU that you believe may have such needs but are not currently receiving services please contact the Southwest Vermont Supervisory Union, Attn: Special Education, 246 South Stream Road, Bennington, VT 05201, or call the Special Education Office at 802-753-5830.

Information obtained during Child Find remains confidential as required by Vermont Special Education Regulations and the Family Educational Rights to Privacy Act.

2019-2020 Kindergarten Flier

posted Mar 11, 2019, 12:14 PM by Elaine Hulett   [ updated Mar 11, 2019, 12:15 PM ]

Title I Programs

posted Feb 15, 2019, 4:44 AM by Elaine Hulett   [ updated Feb 15, 2019, 4:45 AM ]

Each year Title I programs are required to explain what the Title I program is and how parents can become involved. Please read the attached letter regarding Title I programs.

Language-building Tips for Parents of Children Who Talk in Sentences

posted Nov 2, 2018, 11:45 AM by Elaine Hulett   [ updated Nov 2, 2018, 11:46 AM ]

The Hanen Centre® Helping You Help Children Communicate provides these Language-building Tips for Parents of Children Who Talk in Sentences These tips are for parents of children who talk in sentences consisting of a few or many words. Have fun building your child’s language and literacy skills the Hanen way!

Language-building Tips for Parents of Children Who Talk in Sentences

31st Annual BCCCA Conference

posted Oct 15, 2018, 7:42 AM by Elaine Hulett   [ updated Oct 15, 2018, 7:44 AM ]

Finding the Spark:  Reignite Your Passion! 

Celebrating the 31st Annual Bennington County Child Care 
Association (BCCCA) & Partners Early Childhood Conference 

Date:  Saturday, October 27, 2018 
Time:  8:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Location:  Mount Anthony Union Middle School – 747 East Road – Bennington – Vermont

On-Line Registration opens on Tues., Sept. 25th.
Registration deadline is Fri., Oct. 12th.

Learn to Skate Program

posted Oct 3, 2018, 6:57 AM by Elaine Hulett   [ updated Oct 3, 2018, 7:02 AM ]

Northshire Civic Center logo

 Learn to Skate Program 

Learn to Skate USA logo

October 2018 Newsletter

posted Oct 3, 2018, 6:22 AM by Elaine Hulett   [ updated Oct 3, 2018, 7:02 AM ]

Parent News and Notes Fall 2018   


Children playing outdoors

Successful Lock Down Drill at Molly Stark

posted Sep 21, 2018, 10:19 AM by Elaine Hulett   [ updated Sep 21, 2018, 10:19 AM ]

At 10:00 am this morning, all of our learners at Molly Stark participated in our first lock down drill of the year. We practice lock down drills to ensure that teachers and learners are familiar with our procedures, and we are prepared if ever an emergency were to arise. Our drill today lasted approximately fifteen minutes, and we observed that doors that were locked and safety procedures were followed. Our learners were quiet and our teachers and staff did a great job creating a supportive environment during the drill. Thank you!

2018 Kindergarten Flier

posted Apr 11, 2018, 7:41 AM by Elaine Hulett   [ updated May 11, 2018, 10:17 AM ]

Click the link below to download the PDF file of this document.
2018 Kindergarten flier page 1

2018 Kindergarten flier page 2 see attached document

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