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.
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.