Early Education Toddler & Preschool Program2018-09-12T10:11:28+00:00

Early Education Toddler & Preschool Program

What is King Street Center’s Early Education Program?

King Street’s Early Education program includes a Toddler Classroom for children 18 months – 3 years old and a Preschool classroom for children 3 – 5 years old.

Our daily routine at King Street provides children with a rich environment of creative curriculum where children learn through play. Our skilled and knowledgeable team of teachers maintain a developmentally-appropriate curriculum with individualized goals and expectations for each child. We strive to build the foundation for life-long learning: a sense of curiosity and compassion, the academic and social skills needed for success in Kindergarten and beyond, and – most importantly – support children in developing a positive self-image. We want children to be aware of their strengths and what they can count on about themselves and other.

Meals, snacks, and diapers are provided.

Who can come to Early Education?

As an Early Head Start and Head Start Partner Center, we accept children who are Burlington residents, are Head Start eligible, and qualify for child care subsidy.  Together with Head Start, a federal program, Early Education at King Street provides children with educational opportunities as well as comprehensive family-centered services for parents and children – including resources and referrals in the areas of health, nutrition and other social services.

When are the programs open?

King Street is proud to offer full-day care in our Toddler and Preschool classrooms, 7:30 am – 5:30 pm during the school year as well as for 8 weeks, late June until mid-August.

Where are children during the school day?

You can find us in our beautiful light-filled classrooms, in our spacious gym, downstairs in our multi-purpose gross motor room, and even on our unique rooftop recreation area. When not at King Street Center, children in Early Education are out on community walks, playing at nearby playgrounds, or taking advantage of opportunities with our partner programs such as the Flynn Theater, ECHO, Shelburne Farms and more.

Why choose King Street for my preschooler or toddler?

At King Street, we believe in the positive effect of prevention programs. Studies show that healthy intervention in a young child’s life will have tremendous rewards in later years. Together with parents, we nurture children to be aware of their strengths, and believe in themselves and others.

How can I apply?

To apply to King Street Center’s Toddler or Preschool Program through Champlain Valley Head Start, please visit How to Enroll In Champlain Valley Head Start.

For specific questions about King Street Center’s program and philosophy, please contact Stacy Weinberger, Early Education Director at (802) 862-6736 x109 or stacy@kingstreetcenter.org.

Our Teachers

Toddler Teachers

MYLEToddler Teacher
Myle is a UVM grad in Early Childhood Education who enjoys reading, hiking, and eating abundant amounts of food!
ROSIEToddler Teacher
Rosie has a Psychology degree from Champlain College and loves live music and Vermont Artists. She is originally from Ohio.
LENAToddler Teacher
Lena is working towards a career in pediatric nursing. She loves to read and take walks with her dog. She was born and raised in Burlington.
EMILYFamily Care Advocate
Emily is a recent UVM grad in Early Childhood Education and is a Head Start Early Care Advocate. Emily is a picky eater who loves the sun and her cat-time!

Preschool Teachers

HANNAHPreschool Teacher
Hannah recently finished her Masters in Curriculum and Instruction from Southern New Hampshire University and also teaches & performs traditional fiddle.
SAMPreschool Teacher
Sam is a UVM grad in Early Childhood & Special Education who loves taking long walks, being outside, and cooking!
MAYAPreschool Teacher
Maya is a recent University of Vermont graduate with a degree in Early Childhood Special Education. In 2019, Maya will be starting coursework for a Masters in Educational Leadership. Maya loves to travel and spend time with her mini poodle, Henry.
DANIELLEFamily Care Advocate
Danielle is a Head Start Early Care Advocate who loves to spend summer evenings relaxing around the campfire.