Director/head teacher: Katie Wortman
Phone: (970) 389-1047
125 School St Richmond, VT 05477
120 School St, Huntington, VT 05462
Mission: The foundation of Part 2 is a belief that all students should be given the opportunity to learn, develop, create, and explore in an environment that is safe, nurturing, and fosters the love of learning everyday.
Collaboration: Part 2 partners with area schools to create quality early education opportunities for all students ages 3-5 that best prepare them for kindergarten and life-long success. Most students enrolled in our programs receive free preschool services from the partnering school for a minimum of 10 hours a week. During the time outside of the preschool component, the learning continues as Part 2 works in conjunction with the preschool teachers and school district to ensure learning targets are met and kindergarten preparedness to all of our students is achieved.
Brittany received her bachelor's degree in Early Childhood Education from Plymouth State University in New Hampshire and currently holds a Vermont teaching certificate.
She believes that preschool is the best place to see and experience the growth of children. The preschool setting is their first educational, social, and emotional experience. She believes that it is extremely important to make this experience a positive one. Preschool should be a safe and welcoming environment, one that students are eager to return to each day. She is a firm believer in the importance of educating the whole-child and valuing each child as an individual.
Director: Brittany Dimmick
Phone: (802) 434-2074 x614
Familiarity and Confidence: Creating familiarity for your child and his/her school at an early age is a tremendous benefit Part 2 is able to provide to your child. Knowing the structure and routine of the school day while fostering friendships with classmates greatly reduces anxiety and allows the students to seamlessly transition into kindergarten when the time arrives.
Director: Sarah Empie
Phone: (802) 434-2757 x518
Full-time - $260 per week
Part-time - Please call for quote
Katie received her Bachelors in Elementary Education from University of Maine at Farmington, where she continued living and teaching Middle School Science the year after she graduated. She then moved to Colorado where she began teaching Preschool and found her true passion for teaching young children through their interests and stages of learning. She received her Masters in Early Childhood Education from Champlain College where she learned the importance of creating open-ended, authentic learning experiences for children. She is now going into her 11th year of teaching, proud and eager to grow and discover with the children.
2712 Theodore Roosevelt Hwy, Bolton, VT 05676
I have worked with Part 2: The Early Years for the past two years at Richmond Elementary School as an assistant preschool teacher. I have thoroughly enjoyed watching the children learn and grow. It’s with Part 2 that I found my passion for working with young children! I recently finished my Associates Degree in Early Childhood Education from CCV and look forward to working towards my Bachelors in Early Childhood Ed.
My hope for this year is to assist the children with learning how to work together as a team, problem solve, gain independence, and develop their love for learning!