canaan schools

Pre-K Program

 Vermont Stars for Brighter Child Care Decisions




The ENSU (Essex North Supervisory Union) Pre K supports the healthy development of each child by using a combination of play-based and academic-based curriculum with the Vermont Early Learning Standards.  We promote a love of learning and exploration with each child while respecting her/his individuality.


Daily Schedule

Drop Off: 7:30 AM - 8:00 AM 

Pick Up: 12:00 PM


Please drop off and pick up at these times, if you will be late or early please inform the Preschool Teacher. 

07:30 AM – 08:00 AM: Drop Off and Greetings

08:00 AM – 08:30 AM: Free Play

08:30 AM – 08:40 AM: Morning Meeting

08:40 AM – 09:25 AM: Large Group Time

09:25 AM – 09:40 AM: Circle

09:40 AM – 11:00 AM: Centers Time/Snack

11:00 AM – 11:40 AM: Outdoor/Active Play

11:40 AM – 11:50 AM: End of the Day Circle

11:50 AM – 12:00 PM: Prepare for Dismissal

12:00 PM: Pick-Up

*schedule subject to change


Parent Involvement

There are many ways for parents to take part in their child’s preschool program and learning:

  • Parent/Teacher Conferences:  These conferences will be held twice a year and provide a great opportunity for parents and teachers to give input on the progress of each child.  Additional conferences are available upon request.
  • Read the Newsletter and talk with your preschooler about the activities he/she is doing.
  • Help gather and prepare materials for projects and activities, which can be done from your own home.
  • Field trips


Behavior Rules and Regulations

We want to create a safe and positive environment for students, staff, and families within our school.  The preschool staff teaches age-appropriate behaviors to preschool students and emphasizes the need for the preschoolers to respect and show kindness towards their peers and teachers.  The preschool staff utilizes many ways to help young preschoolers learn self-regulation, as well as cooperation with peers.

  • Redirection and encouragement
  • Focusing on and reinforcing appropriate behaviors
  • Allowing children to make appropriate choices 
  • Encouraging and supporting the children to “use their words”
  • Guiding and assisting children in learning ways to solve conflicts independently and in appropriate ways

On-going aggressive behavior towards peers and teachers will be addressed by a parent and teacher conference.  If behavior persists the principal will become involved and further measures will be taken.


Bus Rules

Please call the bus company to see if there is room on the bus for your child.  It is important that you tell the bus driver where your child gets on and off the bus.

Lavallee’s Bus Service 802-822-5267

Students are expected to follow the guidelines listed below when riding on a school’s bus.  Failure to follow these rules could result in a student having his or her bus riding privileges suspended and ultimately revoked. 

  • Don’t cross a major road until the bus stops traffic in both directions.
  • Please be waiting for the bus when it arrives to pick you up. 
  • Stay seated and keep your books and belongings secure while the bus is in motion. 
  • Obey the bus driver at all times.  The driver has absolute control and authority over bus passengers, and drivers will receive full cooperation from the school in matters concerning behavior aboard the buses.  Besides the basic transportation rules, all school rules apply while riding or waiting for the bus. 



For more information on the program, please follow the link to view the Preschool Handbook, or contact Chelsea Fairhead through her information below.

Preschool Handbook 2019-2020



Chelsea Fairhead
802-266-8910 ext. 3147
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