Early Childhood Education

  • Pre-Kindergarten at EWSD Elementary Schools

    The Essex Westford School District offers school-based pre-Kindergarten programs at Essex Elementary School, Hiawatha Elementary School, Summit Street School, and Westford School.

    Age requirements vary by school.

    Space is limited in our school-based programs and placement is determined by a lottery draw each spring.

    2017-2018 School Year

    For information regarding openings for the current school year (2017-2018), please contact your elementary school's main office.

    2018-2019 School Year

    The window for requesting a 2018-2019 pre-K slot is now open! Please click the button below to submit your request. The deadline for requests is Friday February 23rd.

    2018-2019 Pre-K Lottery Request Form

    The lottery draw will be held in March 2018. Registration materials will be mailed to families following this date. For more information regarding this process, please contact Johanna Simmons at jsimmons@ewsd.org or 802-857-2005.


    Universal Pre-K/Act 166 Funding

    Families may register their eligible children to receive Act 166 funding. This funding will cover 10 hours/week of pre-K tuition at qualified programs throughout our community.

    Registration for Act 166 is open and ongoing for the 2017-2018 school year. Please note that Act 166 fund distribution is pro-rated based on a September 1st start date. Registration paperwork is available at Central Office-East, 58 Founders Road in Essex. You can also request registration paperwork by contacting Johanna Simmons at jsimmons@ewsd.org or 802-857-2005.

    Registration materials for the 2018-2019 school year will be available in March 2018.