Welcome to Essex Hollow Playschool

We prepare young minds for learning



Essex Hollow Playschool, Inc. established in 1975 and licensed in the State of Vermont is a child care center which offers a developmental preschool age program as well as quality child care for children three, four and five years of age.


Owner: Kathryn Gross (currently still the owner since 1975)

Director: Liza Driscoll (Kathy's daughter) Liza was once a student at

Essex Hollow.


School of Quality Learning


Quality early childhood education is the foundation for gradeschool success. Here at Essex Hollow Playschool, we offer children in our care a variety of experiences designed to encourage learning and engagement. In these early years, our focus is on social and emotional development, language, literacy and communication. We honor this focus by providing our students:


  • Bright, spacious play and learning areas
  • Creative materials for self-expression, drawing, coloring and writing
  • High-quality books and educational toys
  • Predictable schedules and activities that promote order
  • Written and symbol “words” to encourage literacy
  • And so much more!


To schedule a tour of our preschool, please contact us


License Number: #96

Preschool Hours


Monday – Friday: 7 AM – 5 PM

Full- and part-time care available




English and American Sign Language spoken here.


Essex Hollow Playschool

130 Maple Street

Essex Junction, VT 05452


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