Welcome to Mrs. Fjeld's Preschool
Welcome to Neshobe Preschool.  We are part of the Rutland Northeast Early Childhood Program and located at Neshobe School in Brandon, Vermont.  We have two age groups of children here at Neshobe.  The "Three-Year-Old Classes", for children who will be three years old before September 1st, are taught by Debbie Lendway.  Our "Four-Year-Old Classes", for children turning four before September 1st, are taught by Wendy Fjeld.

Contact Information:  Email: wfjeld@rnesu.org        Phone: 802-247-3721 extension 2047

The Rutland Northeast Early Childhood Program believes that 
each child is an individual and learns naturally by building upon 
past experiences. 

Children learn through observation, exploration of, and interaction
with their environment.  

We believe that all children should have access to quality early care and education.  

We work to help families and children learn about community resources and be involved in community life.

STARS logoWe are a 5 STAR Program.  The STep Ahead Recognition System (STARS) is Vermont's quality recognition system for child care, preschool, and afterschool programs. Programs that participate in STARS are stepping ahead, going above and beyond state regulations to provide professional services that meet the needs of children and families. The more stars a program has, the more it is involved in a wide range of practices that support children, families, and professionals. STARS is used by professionals who can take the opportunity to look at their program objectively and use child care quality indicators to identify strengths and areas for improvement. The primary incentive for participating in STARS is local and statewide recognition of our program's achievements.

What do the STARS mean? Providers may apply for STARS recognition in five areas: (1) Compliance with state regulations; (2) Staff qualifications and training; (3) Interaction with and overall support of children, families and communities; (4) How thoroughly providers assess what they do and plan for improvements; and (5) The strengths of the program's operating policies and business practices.

Neshobe's Preschool Program has a five-star program rating through the STARS Program. Five-star programs are outstanding in all five areas as indicated above.

Resource: Vermont Department of Children and Families: STep Ahead Recognition System,http://dcf.vermont.gov/cdd/stars/. Accessed June 2010

St. Jude Trike-a-thon MWF AM Class


       Neshobe Preschool’s annual Trike-a-thon was held to benefit St. Jude’s Childrens Research Hospital.   St. Jude is a pediatric cancer research center that treats children regardless of a family’s ability to pay.          

      Participants in this year’s Trike-a-thon included Debbie Lendway’s classes of  3-and 4-year-olds and Wendy Fjeld’s three classes of  4-and 5-year-olds.  Classes rode at different times over the course of the two Trike-a-thon days.  A total of about 70 preschoolers  participated at various times in the Trike-a-thon.  


Children were sponsored by families and friends and rode around our Trike-a-thon track for about 30 minutes raising over $6,000 for this worthy cause. This brings the amount we have raised over the last seven years to more than $30,000! 

As we prepared for this event, our children have been learning about proper tricycle and bicycle safety habits.  It also gave them an opportunity to do something good for the benefit of others.

Families, friends and other members of the school community came to cheer on the preschoolers as they rode around and around (and around) our Trike-a-thon track.  Everyone watching and participating had a great time.  We are so proud of our preschoolers for working so hard to make such a great contribution to St. Jude’s.

Little people can do big things!

St. Jude Trike-a-thon MWF PM Class

St. Jude Trike-a-thon T Th Class