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SVSU Early Childhood Program

5 STARS Certificate

Welcome to SVSU Early Childhood Program

The SVSU Early Education Program received a 5 STARS rating when we received a Certificate of Achievement for "demonstrated accomplishments in providing quality child care above and beyond compliance with the State of Vermont's basic regulatory standards for licensed programs".

SVSU Early Education Program Mission: Children and families are the heart of our mission. Center and community based services are provided through direct services, consultation, and collaboration. We create and promote nurturing, inclusive, and developmentally appropriate learning experiences for young children.

Early Childhood Program Announcements

  • 2016-17 DIAL Screening Dates The DIAL-4 (Developmental Indicators for the Assessment of Learning) is a standardized instrument that is used to screen large groups of children quickly and efficiently. Data from the DIAL ...
    Posted Mar 28, 2017, 7:00 AM by Elaine Hulett
  • STep Ahead Recognition System (STARS) STARS is Vermont’s quality recognition system for child care, preschool, and afterschool programs. Programs that participate in STARS are stepping ahead — going above and beyond state regulations to provide ...
    Posted Mar 28, 2017, 7:13 AM by Elaine Hulett
  • Pre K Math Night Many thanks to Chris Poggi and Linda Donigan from the Bennington Free Library Children's Department for their work with preK parents on October 15th, 2015. Families learned about math ...
    Posted Mar 28, 2017, 7:18 AM by Elaine Hulett
  • Act 166 Presentation The SVSU Early Education Program partners with highly qualified community early care and education partners to offer publicly funded prekindergarten for children living in Bennington, North Bennington, Shaftsbury, Pownal, and ...
    Posted Mar 28, 2017, 7:26 AM by Elaine Hulett
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Director of Early Childhood Programs
Kate Abbott Ph.D.

Associate Director of Early Childhood Programs
Meghan Meszkat

Admin. Assistant for Early Childhood Programs
Tori Stevens

SVSU Early Education 2016-2017 Calendar