Back in 2014, then-Governor Peter Shumlin signed a bill into a law that offered 10 hours a week of high-quality preschool programs to the state's 3- and 4-year-olds. By 2016, more and more programs were up and running.
Now, Vermont is in its first year of fully implementing universal pre-K statewide.
As Vermont Public Radio (VPR) explains, "All of Vermont's 3-, 4- and 5-year-olds who are not attending kindergarten are eligible to participate in Universal Pre-K, but it's not required."
by Alyssa Haywoode
Full Story: https://eyeonearlyeducation.com/2017/04/12/vermonts-universal-pre-k-program-year-one/