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The South Burlington School District (SBSD)believes that all students benefit from learning within a diverse group of learners in balanced classrooms. Our diverse classrooms include typically developing students, students with developmental delays, students learning English and from various backgrounds. The uniqueness of each child’s abilities, feelings, needs and wants is respected and celebrated. The Preschools at Chamberlin and Orchard Elementary Schools have warm and nurturing environments with low student/teacher ratio. Additionally, children have opportunities for purposeful play coupled with teacher-directed activities. The classrooms are language-rich to promote social, emotional, physical and intellectual growth and each of our classrooms are co-taught by an early childhood special educator and a speech-language pathologist. The curriculum is guided by the Vermont Early Learning Standards. The classrooms are located within the kindergarten wing of their buildings allowing a seamless transition to kindergarten.
In an effort to create balanced classrooms with diverse learners, SBSD also collaborates with some of our Pre-Kindergarten Partner Programs. To understand each child’s strengths and needs, parents will complete the Ages and Stages Questionnaire and participate in a “Meet and Greet” in March. Pre-K Educators (from SBSD and collaborating Pre-K programs) will spend time getting to know you and your child to determine a classroom placement, either at Chamberlin, Orchard or a collaborating Preschool.
CHAMBERLIN PRESCHOOL HALF DAY PROGRAMS
The Chamberlin Pre-K program is located at the Chamberlin Elementary School on White Street in South Burlington, VT. This half day program serves 3-5 year olds Monday through Thursday. The morning session runs from 8:00-10:30 a.m. and the afternoon session runs from 12:00–2:30 p.m. Tina Madkour-Companion is the Pre-K teacher/Early Childhood Special Educator and Sara Doll is the Pre-K Teacher/ Speech-Language Pathologist for this program.
ORCHARD PRESCHOOL HALF DAY PROGRAMS
The Orchard Pre-K program is located at the Orchard Elementary School on Baldwin Avenue in South Burlington, VT. This half-day program serves both 3 and 4 year olds Monday through Thursday. The morning session runs from 8:00-10:30 a.m. and the afternoon session runs from 12:00–2:30 a.m. Carrie Premsagar is the Pre-K teacher/Early Childhood Special Educator and Jessica Jablonski is the Pre-K Teacher/ Speech Language Pathologist for this program.