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Provider: Annette's Preschool   Provider ID: 183784
IMPORTANT NOTE: The program submitted the information on this page to the Child Development Division. If a program has not updated the information, then some of it may not be up to date or accurate at this time. You are encouraged to contact the program directly to verify the information and to obtain more specific information about the program. You may also contact your local child care referral specialist for additional information about programs in your community and possible child care openings. The program's profile is shared with you only for the purposes of your child care search and does not represent a recommendation by the Child Development Division. Contact information for your local child care referral agencies is available at http://dcf.vermont.gov/partners/cccsa.
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  96 Pond Road
Hinesburg, VT 05739
City: Hinesburg
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  (802)482-2525
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  andrea@annettespreschool.com       :
  www.annettespreschool.com
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  01/27/2013       :
  Center Based Child Care and Preschool Program
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  Andrea Sambrook
   
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  116
 
Page Help Vacancy and Capacity Information
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  10/27/2020      
   
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Program Information
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  In early childhood, children learn from their relationships with one another and their teachers how to make friends, be a friend and self regulate when things don't go their way. Learning how to identify feelings openly and use social emotional language around moments of conflict are the core elementsof early childhood experiences in the class, on the playground or any time! Guidance is provided by teacher's modeling empathy, understanding and support and responding in ways that acknowledge feelings and provide safety for all children. When conflicts occur between children the teacher's job is to help children use language (or model the language) to identify the problem and the respective feelings each child is having. Without solving the problem for the child, the teacher scaffolds the children's problem solving skills. These may require to take some space, help get a cold pack, check in to see if they are OK, or try out a new solution that the children think is a good one. Then after a short time, ask the children if that solution worked. Dan Gartrell outlines this in a 5 step process: Identify the problem, acknowledge the feeligs, problem solve a solution, try it out, check back in. Useful to use 5 fingers on the hand for a visual for kids too! Children have quiet spaces in the classroom and out in the woods or the playground at all times so they can use them freely. This, along with many sensory activities during the day, can serve as preventative intervention to challenging behavior.       :
  We are a 5 STAR nature-based program and believe in play-based, hands-on outdoor experiences that are appropriate to each child's developmental level. We value each family as a child's first teacher, and are committed to building a community where families feel connected to one another, and the greater Hinesburg community. As one of the first Eco-healthy child care certified programs in Vermont, we are also committed to making sustainable environmental choices and business practices both inside and outside the classroom to support the health and wellness of all who work and play here. Every classroom has a fish tank or an animal to observe, feed and care for (guinea pigs, rabbits, and chickens!) Our head teachers all have degrees in early childhood, and continually participate in professional development coursework that benefits our classrooms in unique ways (e.g. committees to design our new outdoor playscapes). We are a dedicated community that values deep relationships with children, families and staff and we hope that you share our vision! Each classroom (age 2-8) takes care of our chicken flock on different days of the week, and families help out on weekends, too. We have over 3 acres of green space, including an onsite "little woods" wildflower meadow, berm, garden beds tended by children and onsite in-ground pool for everyone's enjoyment in the summer months. We take care of worm farms, and use them (along with our chicken flock and "green cone" composters to compost food waste for a zero food waste footprint! Family visits are required prior to enrollment and we welcome the opportunity to meet your child!
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  No
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  Yes
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  Fenced Yard, Smoke Free       :
  Non-Residential
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  Other Furry Animal    
 
Provider Schedule and Services
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  Before and After School, Daytime, Full-Time, Part-Time       :
  English, Spanish
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  07:30:00 to 17:30:00
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  Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday       :
  School Bus Route
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  Hinesburg Community School       :
  Allergy Awareness
 
Achievement and Accreditations
    :     5 Star
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Accreditation or approved prequalified preschool program Start Date Expiration Date Certificate Date
Prequalified PreK Program - Privately Operated 03/09/2015 03/09/2018 03/09/2015
Prequalified PreK Program - Privately Operated 03/10/2018 06/30/2021 03/10/2018
 
Site Visits
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Site Visit Date
07/24/2019
06/21/2018
 
 
  
 


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