About Kids & Fitness

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The Kids & Fitness program offers a unique childcare experience for children 6 weeks to age twelve. The academic environment supports a child-centered, exploration-based philosophy that responds to the changing interests of each child. Our educators modify curriculum and explore current developments in educational theory to ensure quality childcare.

Now enrolling for fall 2019! Call or email today to schedule your tour/find out more information:

For Essex: Rebecca Sharkey at 802.879.7734 X 1113 or RebeccaS@edgevt.com
For South Burlington: Heather Hamilton at 802.658.0080 or HeatherH@edgevt.com.
For Williston: Michelle Richling at 802.864.5351 or MichelleR2@edgevt.com

Click for more information or to add your name to our waiting list!

A Sample Preschool Schedule
7:45 – 9:00 Drop-off & self-directed activities
9:30 – 11:45 clean up time, snack, morning circle and bathroom time, specials (swimming, tennis, creative movement, music, large and small group activities, artistic exploration, gross motor exploration, outdoor exploration and investigation).
11:45 – 12:15 Wash hand and lunch
12:15 – 12:30 Bathroom time
12:30 – 1:00 Quiet story time
1:00 – 1:30 Rest time
1:30 – 3:00 Quiet activities & rest time
3:00 – 3:30 Bathroom time and snack
3:30 – 5:00 Small group activities, gross motor play, artistic exploration

*Schedule will change based on the needs and interests of the children

Our program begins at 7:45am and ends at 5:30 pm Monday through Friday. We offer full and part time schedules; part time schedules are 3 day (Monday Wednesday Friday) or 2 day (Tuesday Thursday) only. There is a $150 registration fee due at time of acceptance, which is non-refundable, non transferrable and non applicable toward tuition. In addition, a $200 deposit is required to hold your spot and is subtracted from your total tuition when you sign your contract.

Special Features

In addition to the pre-academic skills and knowledge that children are exposed to, they are able to participate in an extra-curricular activity each day. The specials offered vary based on the location and the facilities available. The specials include

  • Dance/Creative Movement
  • Music
  • Swim Instruction
  • Tennis Instruction
  • Gym Sports
  • Racquetball and Field House Games and Sports

What makes us unique?

We offer a program in three separate locations; Essex, South Burlington and Williston. Each site has it’s own unique qualities and features based on the individual health club offerings. These facilities include indoor and outdoor play areas that provide opportunities to explore and develop a sense of community.

We hire well-qualified and experienced staff who find pleasure working with children. An emphasis is placed on professional development and continuing education. All staff are First Aid and CPR certified within months of hire.

In addition, the children who graduate from Kids & Fitness make a smooth transition to elementary school. They start school with strong self-help skills, strong problem solving skills and are well adjusted socially. School is an enjoyable place for them and they are used to being part of a community.

The families who are part of Kids & Fitness play a strong role in the program. They are well informed; volunteer for field trips; volunteer in the classroom; help with special activities and work as a team when solving issues. Monthly family events are well-attended and are enjoyed by all.

Our mission is to provide a warm and nurturing environment that allows us to develop a trusting and respectful relationship with your family, fosters the social, emotional, physical and intellectual growth of each child and to promote wellness and healthy living.

Tuition 2019-2020

3-5 Year-Olds

Drop off: 7:45am; Pick up: 5:30pm

Five Days M, W, F Daily Rate T,Th Daily Rate
Ultimate EDGE Member Rates $250/wk $189/wk $104.19/wk
Non-Member Rate $275/wk
Ask how to become an EDGE member to receive the Member Rate!

ACT 166 Early Learning Partnership offers a $3356 contribution per year toward ALL preschool age children each year. This funding has already been reflected in the out of pocket tuition listed above.

The State of Vermont recognizes the importance of your child’s pre-kindergarten education. Through Act 166, the State requires each school district to contribute $3178 towards tuition for any preschool child ages three* to five. This contribution is only offered to Centers who have met standards set forth by the State of Vermont’s Agency of Education. All of our Kids & Fitness Preschools are State certified, meeting or exceeding all programming and curriculum requirements**.

0-36 months

Drop off: 7:45am; Pick up: 5:30pm

Five Days M,W,F Daily Rate T,Th Daily Rate
Ultimate EDGE Member Rates $315/wk $255/wk $170/wk
Non-Member Rates $340/wk
Please call for specific tuition rates based on your Subsidy qualifications