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Accessing Preschool in ANWSD

ANWSD has two preschool classrooms located at the Ferrisburgh Central School that are open to all district residents.  Our school district offers some school-based preschool openings within our early education program.  Our early education program holds a child developmental screening in March of each year.  Enrollment typically follows our screening and the majority of spaces fill up quickly.  

Usually, there is a greater demand than availability of openings in our early education school-based program, so we encourage you to look into private preschool programs as well.  The district will pay for 10 hours/week for 35/weeks each year (school year) of tuition funding for children to attend PreK at prequalified community-based PreK programs.

If you are interested in finding a local PreK program that would be eligible, there is a list of recent partners at this website

Your first step would be to enroll with the local program and they would help you with the paperwork for the tuition funding.  They are also happy to help you narrow the list if you can tell them what kind of program you are looking for (full/part-time, location, philosophy, etc.).

For more information about Universal Preschool in our area, please visit the Addison County Preschool Page.

Hours of Operation

Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday 8:15 a.m. - 1:15 p.m.
Wednesday 8:15 - 11:30 a.m.


*There is an extended day fusion program offered for our preschool students through our after school programming.  The extended day program hours are from 1:15 - 4:30 p.m., and 11:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. on Wednesdays.  There is often greater demand than availability for this programming as well, and slots are offered on a need basis.


If you have specific questions about the ANWSD Early Education Program, please contact:

Marcie Tierney - Program Site Director, Teacher

Jennifer Gernander - Early Childhood Special Educator

Kimberly Bennett - Speech and Language Pathologisit

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