Transportation will be provided for Chamberlin, Orchard and RMCS preschool students 

Act 166 Universal Preschool   

Act 166, signed into law in 2014, provides for universal access to publicly funded prekindergarten (Pre-K) education. Publicly funded Pre-K offers 10 hours per week of free programing for all 3- to 5-year-olds during the academic year (i.e., 35 weeks). Pre-K education is offered in a variety of settings including center-based programs, home-based programs, Head Start classrooms, private preschool programs, and in public schools.  Programs must be pre-qualified with the Agency of Education in order to access these fund.

Act 166 Universal Preschool - Frequently Asked Questions

If you are interested in a private preschool program for your child, please see the list below for the schools that South Burlington currently partners with for Act 166 funding.

Our Public/Private Preschool Partner List   

SBSD Preschools 

South Burlington School District has a Pre-K classroom in each of our elementary schools; Chamberlin, Orchard and Rick Marcotte Central.  Our Pre-K offers morning (from 8am-10:30am) and afternoon (12pm-2:30pm) sessions on M, T, W and Th for a total of 10 hours a week. Class placement is completed by the discretion of our PreK Staff. 

 School's Out! Early Education Program

Our Early Education program began in 2017 and is located at Gertrude Chamberlin School. The program is open to students 3-5 years old and provides wrap around service to families participating in the South Burlington School District's Preschool Program (Universal Childcare). Our program operates from 7:30am-5:30pm everyday. Please contact Riley Kruger at or 802.598.8177. Website:


Class placement for SBSD Pre-K programs will be based on a lottery system on the completion of a registration by Friday, March 15, 2024. Class placement letters will be emailed to families by 

Friday, April 5, 2024.