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About Evergreen Preschool



Evergreen Preschool was founded almost 40 years ago by four women in the Vergennes area who wanted a preschool for their children. Since its early beginning, Evergreen’s philosophy has always remained the same. Children learn best by doing what they do best – through their play.

It is our Belief that …

  • A child’s self-directed play is their primary and most important mode of learning, and it ensures a strong foundation for personal and intellectual growth.

  • Nurturing a child’s physical, social-emotional, and intellectual development is essential for their personal, life-long success.

  • An environment , whether it be indoors or out in the natural world, which is warm, welcoming, dynamic, challenging, and safe encourages the greatest possible climate for learning.

  • A cooperative relationship, with reciprocal communication between teachers and families, allows for a deeper involvement with a child’s education. Responsive, reflective teachers effectively meet the developmental and individual needs of all children.

  • An emergent curriculum, developed in response to children’s questions and interests, ensures a connection to and ownership of their knowledge.  Curriculum and learning objectives should be based upon solid, educational philosophy and evidence-based, early childhood practices.

  • A co-teaching method enhances the opportunities for a child to approach ideas from multiple perspectives.   


Our Vision is …

A new generation of compassionate, creative, and active learners whose education was planted and nurtured at Evergreen Preschool.  


Our Mission is …

Evergreen Preschool fosters children’s natural thirst for knowledge
and meaning through play in a collaborative environment that
respects, values, encourages and sees the individuality of each child
and family, while inspiring a deep connection with the natural
environment and surrounding community.   


Our Goals …

Evergreen Preschool strives to provide an experience that:

  • Encourages the role of discovery, exploration, and curiosity through supporting a child’s natural desire to play in order to make sense of their world;

  • Nurtures healthy choices of behavior including exercise, nutrition, and social engagement;

  • Promotes creativity to enhance communication, problem solving, and expression;

  • And inspires families to take an active role in their children’s education.

Our Programs:
We offer 2 programs for children ages 3 to 5. Each program enrolls 17 children.  Children must be 3 years old by September 1st of the current school year to attend.


Our 2 day program meets on Tuesdays and Thursdays. 

Our 3 day program meets on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. 


Each program runs from 8:00 a.m. until 1:15 p.m. Please refer to “Our Day” for more information.


Evergreen Preschool offers an extended day option for up to six children per class at an additional charge.  The program runs from 1:15-4:00 pm.

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