A high-quality early care and education experience contributes to the overall well being of all children. Our early childhood programs offer developmentally appropriate activities in nurturing, respectful environments, while meeting the needs of families. All programs incorporate health and wellness into the curriculum to ensure children are developing healthy habits that will shape a lifetime of wellness. Most of our early childhood program sites are accredited by the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) and received 5 Stars from the State of Vermont Quality Rating and Improvement Scale.

Program Highlights:

• A play-based, emergent curriculum developed using Vermont Early Learning Standards & NAEYC criteria
• Tenured staff & licensed teachers
• Gym class
• Swim lessons (for children enrolled in preschool located at Pomerleau Family Y)
• Free field trips to ECHO Lake Aquarium & Science Center
• Field trips to the Flynn Theatre, Shelburne Farms, Isham Family Farm & more!
• 25% off of Y membership for all Y Early Childhood families
• Opportunities to participate in other Y programs and events throughout the year

Don’t miss out, call today to find out about openings in our half day program in Burlington. Two options: 8:45am – 12:15pm or 8am – 1pm. First 10 hours each week are free to all families through Act 166 funding!

Have questions? Contact Kristen Hakey, Director of Early Childhood Programs, by email at or by phone at 802-652-8149.

Preschool Locations

Pomerleau Family Y

Address: 266 College St. Burlington, VT, 05401
Ages: 2-5 years
Hours: Full day (7:30am-5:30pm) and morning sessions (8:45am-12:15pm or 8am - 1pm)
Contact: Kristen Hakey, or 802-652-8149

Jericho Elementary

Address: 90 VT-15 Jericho, VT, 05465
Ages: 3-5 years
Hours: Full day (7:30am-5:30pm) M-F only
Contact: Kristen Hakey, or 802-652-8149

Preschool Rates
Program Full Weekly Rate ELP Weekly Rate (first 35 wks. of school yr.)
5 Full Days $320 $230
Morning (8:45am - 12:15pm) $170 $80
Extended Morning (8am - 1pm) $237 $147


Pomerleau Family Y
266 College Street
Burlington, VT 05401
802 862 9622 (YMCA)

Camp Abnaki
1252 Abnaki Road
North Hero, VT
802 372 9622 (YMCA)

Additional Program Sites
in Vermont

Addison, Franklin, Grand Isle, Washington and Chittenden Counties