Essex Hollow Playschool Programs

Learn about our part-time and full-time programs


Our part-time and full-time preschool programs are designed to prepare young minds for kindergarten. In both programs, we offer an array of activities and care that develops confidence, self expression and creativity. From the outside, our classrooms look like places for play, which they are. However, the play we encourage helps our young children develop the following skills:


  • Comprehension of story
  • Cooperation
  • Gross motor skills
  • Hand-eye coordination
  • Language and communication

  • Mobility of thought
  • Number concept
  • Problem solving
  • Self concept and self esteem
  • And so much more!

To schedule a tour of our preschool, please contact us.


License Number: #96


Philosophy and Program


Our program is geared specifically towards the needs of a child, with regard to their social/emotional, physical motor, and cognitive development. The environment encourages their natural curiosity and self-confidence in exploring new situations.


Essex Hollow Playschool, Inc. provides a developmental preschool program, in addition to quality childcare. Many of our activities are done in a multi-age setting, although group time is set aside each morning when the children are divided into groups by age. Our goal is to provide a program that will fit each child's needs, as differing as they are from one another, rather than having the child fit the



Children construct their own knowledge by acting upon the world around them - it is not just a matter of reproducing what is presented to them. Through learning centers, the children have an ample amount of time to do just this. Our centers provide open-ended activities, allowing the children to use and practice basic motor skills, experiment at their own pace, and question what is happening. They will be able to look at all the possibilities whether they work or not. After all, mistakes are a valuable part of the learning process. We want to provide the children with an enriched environment, which will give them the opportunity to make choices, challenge, and provide them with the feeling that they are capable, competent, and

responsible young individuals.


Individual instruction and free play are incorporated throughout the day. The children are also involved in cooking activities, arts and crafts, music and movement, exercise and playground activities. The school takes one to two field trips each year and offers several in-house field trips. Music classes are offered weekly by Matthew Witten. These are optional classes which are offered for an additional fee.


Contact - (802) 879-0791

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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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