Early Childhood Program

Welcome to the Bennington Public Schools Early Childhood website. We currently have 2 preschool classrooms: The AM class is for students that are 3 years old by July 31st. The PM class is for students that turn 4 years old by July 31st.

Program Location: Anchor Pointe Elementary, 17007 N. HWS Cleveland Parkway.

If you have any questions regarding our program please reach out to Anchor Pointe at 402-238-2166. You may also email our preschool staff, by clicking on their name on our ABOUT page of this website.

How to apply for the Bennington Preschool Program or to Refer Your Child For Special Education Services

Qualifications for Special Education - click here to complete the form

*residency in Bennington School District

*3 years or older, but not age eligible for Kindergarten and you are interested in having your child screened for Special Education Services

*results of screening/assessments in accordance with state special education guidelines and district policy

*completed enrollment paperwork

(If your child is not yet 3 years old, please refer to the Birth-3 Services link at the top of this website, more information may be found there to refer a child that is 0-2 years of age)

Peer Model Waitlist for the 2022-2023 School Year has hit its capacity at this time, if this should change we will upload the link back to this website:

Peer Model Qualifications are below:

*residency in Bennington School District

*3 years old by July 31st, 2022 - or

*4 years of age by July 31st, 2022

All applicants are now on the waiting list and will only be contacted if there are openings for screenings that are not filled

*completed application process (through a Google Form, that becomes live in October)

*completion of the preschool screening (Sign-Up Genius to pick a slot for screening will be sent in December, 1st come 1st serve)

​*need to be potty-trained

*placed in a lottery drawing for a chance at open spots

​*Tuition is $175.00 a month, we do have fee applications that may qualify your child for free or reduced tuition at $87.50 or Free of Charge

​The Bennington Preschool begins the application process for Peer Models in October. Screenings for Peer Models will be held in January. Appointments will be first come first serve and be sent out through a Sign-Up Genius in December. Once the appointments are full, your child will be added to the waitlist. The lottery drawing for peer models will be held at the end of the month in January. We will send out letters to all peer applicants letting them know by the first week of February.