New Director at Chilmark Preschool

Chilmark Preschool has named Ursula Costin as the school’s new director.

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Director of Early Childhood Programs at Community Services to Retire
Alexandra Bullen Coutts
Chilmark preschool director Heather Quinn will become early childhood programs director following the retirement of long time director Debbie Milne.
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Mardi Gras Party to Benefit Preschool
On Saturday, Feb. 18, the Island Children’s School is celebrating Mardi Gras at the Harbor View Hotel.
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State-licensed Preschools on Martha's Vineyard
The following is a list of state-licensed preschools on the Vineyard.
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Island Preschools Look to Mother Nature
Alexandra Bullen Coutts

With strong demand for preschool education across the Island, more programs are being planned, including a nature-based preschool at Felix Neck Wildlife Sanctuary in Edgartown.

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Mashpee Superintendent Plugs Universal Preschool
Olivia Hull

In the first stop on a road show to promote tuition-free preschool, superintendent Brian Hyde paid a visit to the Vineyard late last week. The Cape educator piloted one of the state’s only universal preschool programs last fall.

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First Step Is Big Step on Path of Education
Olivia Hull

As a conversation unfolds across the country about the value of pre-kindergarten learning and whether it should be incorporated into public school education, similar conversations are quietly taking place here. The idea of universal preschool is expected to be up for discussion this year.

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Preschool Enriches Elementary Learning
Ian Fein

Preschool Enriches Elementary Learning

By IAN FEIN

When four-year-old Dashiell Christy begins his day at the Chilmark Preschool, he decides which activity he wants to do first - playdough, blocks, or maybe making a pot of pretend coffee in a miniature kitchen.

This morning, Dashiell - or Dash, as his classmates call him - chose blocks.

Choice is a central tenet of the Chilmark Preschool philosophy, as laid out by director Christine Abrams.

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Special Education Needs Rise In Island Preschool Programs
Lauren Martin

An increase in special needs students is driving Vineyard schools superintendent Dr. James H. Weiss to seek hundreds of thousands of dollars for a new combined elementary program targeting children with autism or severe communication disorders.

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