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“I wonder what special magic your eye will see?”


A number of young King Street Center kids had the great privilege to explore nature through poetry this summer. JC was our guide and we are thrilled about our budding partnership.  Learn about her work here and how you, too, can get involved! Here are some of the guidelines she uses to make each experience special: Soak in the

“I wonder what special magic your eye will see?”2019-08-26T11:07:08-04:00

Premila Peters joins King Street Center Board of Directors


At the June 2019 meeting of King Street Center's Board of Directors, Premila Peters was elected to start a 3-year term. "We are thrilled," says Vicky Smith, Executive Director. "It's a privilege to have Premila's voice at the table and we are grateful she is willing to extend her commitment to King Street Center to be both a mentor

Premila Peters joins King Street Center Board of Directors2019-08-23T15:53:37-04:00

What say you? Voice your opinion in our ongoing Needs Assessment!


Early in 2018, we gathered the King Street Center Board and staff team to launch a strategic planning process. We really felt like it was time! We were comfortable in our beautiful new facility. We expanded our program profile to include an Early Head Start Toddler Program. We added an Associate Director to our staff team. The Board of

What say you? Voice your opinion in our ongoing Needs Assessment!2019-08-23T07:45:20-04:00

Things to Sit On: Team Preschool’s Crazy Idea to Teach about the Mundane


by Hannah Assefa, King Street Center Preschool Teacher & Early Education Assessment Coordinator   “You’re teaching your children about things to sit on?” It’s been a question I’ve heard for a month now as my co-teachers and I have planned and taught an open-ended study of “Things To Sit On.”  At first, teaching preschool children about chairs, couches, stools,

Things to Sit On: Team Preschool’s Crazy Idea to Teach about the Mundane2019-04-12T14:48:31-04:00

Business Breakfast – Internships: How to Make them Work for You (and Them!)


  On Tuesday morning, March 19, King Street Center hosted a Business Breakfast for interested guests to hear an expert panel on the topic of internships. We looked at these pre-professional opportunities from all angles - the employer, the students, those who coach them, and the community at large. Thanks so much to Brett Smith and Laurie Francis from

Business Breakfast – Internships: How to Make them Work for You (and Them!)2019-03-19T14:32:56-04:00

Important Note about 3SquaresVT Benefits


Because of the government shutdown, Vermont’s Department for Children and Families (DCF) will be issuing February 3SquaresVT benefits early, on January 20th. These benefits will be for the entire month of February, so it is important that participants budget accordingly. Because these benefits will be issued early, DCF needs to complete interviews and receive any required documentation from 3SquaresVT

Important Note about 3SquaresVT Benefits2019-01-11T11:01:47-05:00

2018-2019 Program Calendar


Click here for: King Street Center Program Calendar 2018-2019 This includes "open" and "closed" days for Toddler, Preschool, Afterschool Excellence, and Teen Programs. Summer 2019 "camp" dates are June 24-August 16.

2018-2019 Program Calendar2019-01-08T15:10:38-05:00

The heaviest door


Dear King Street Center friends, Joyce Judy, President of Community College of Vermont, recently described her door - the threshold to college - as "one of the heaviest in the state." So many barriers keep people from taking the step to explore higher education, primarily fear, family culture, financial concerns, or lack of accessible role models. At King Street

The heaviest door2018-12-14T12:20:10-05:00

2018 Jake Agna Award


Established in 2011, the Jake Agna Award is presented annually to a youth who exhibits a high level of leadership, curiosity, humor, teamwork and respect for self and others. This year's recipient is Nayan Rai, a 9th grader at Burlington High School and Teen Program member since 2015. We love that Nayan engages in respectful, authentic conversations with adults,

2018 Jake Agna Award2018-11-30T10:38:10-05:00

Supporting Success – let’s zoom in on Early Education!


(This article appeared in King Street Center's Fall 2018 newsletter, mailed to over 3,500 homes! If you'd like to receive our semi-annual newsletter, contact Did you know that across the country, the highest rate of school expulsion is from preschool? “Young children are being expelled from preschool at an astonishing rate, often because of challenging behaviors such as

Supporting Success – let’s zoom in on Early Education!2018-11-30T10:34:25-05:00
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