St. Albans Child Care

The Y Early Childhood Program at St.Albans provides early care and education for children ages 12 months to 5 years.

ALL NEW! We are incredibly excited to offer a half-day, two day per week preschool program that is FREE TO ALL FAMILIES with the use of Act 166 funding available to every family through the State of Vermont.

A child (3 – 5 years of age) can attend from 7:30 am – 12:30 pm on Monday & Tuesday OR Thursday & Friday. If your child is 3 years of age, they must have reached that age by September 1, 2020.

Children who attend the program will receive breakfast and lunch at no cost.

Questions? Want to register? Contact Director Pam Fontaine at or 802-527-4872.

Quality. The hallmark of our program is quality. We are proud to be the only preschool in Franklin County that is both NAEYC accredited and has earned 5 STARS in Vermont’s quality recognition system. The program follows a play-based, hands-on emergent curriculum developed using Vermont Early Learning Standards & NAEYC criteria.

Affordability. Our St. Albans Child Care program is approved for use of Act 166 funds. This helps all parents of preschoolers who are age three (3) by September 1st to receive discounted tuition for the first 35 weeks of the school year. Please ask questions if you are not familiar with the Act 166 benefit. Beyond this benefit, we work with families to pursue state subsidy and Y financial assistance when eligible.

Convenience. With an understanding of the challenges faced by working families, we offer a full-day program and provide morning snack, lunch, and afternoon snack to all children.

Federal Partner. While we are open to all families, we are located within a federal facility and provide priority placement to families that work for the federal government or in a federal building.

Questions? We encourage you to schedule a tour to learn more about our center. Please contact Director Pamela Fontaine at or 802-527-4872.

St. Albans Child Care Location

Address: 75 Lower Welden Street, St.Albans, VT, 05478
Ages: 12 months to 5 years old
Hours:  7am-5:30pm
Contact: Pamela Fontaine,, 802-527-4872

St. Albans Child Care Rates

Rates for 2019-2020

Program Full Weekly Rate ELP Weekly Rate (Sept-Apr)*
5 Full Days Toddler $263 N/A
5 Full Days Preschool $247 $149
3 Days Preschool $181 $83

*Please note that ELP is not available in the summer between May and August.


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