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Shelburne Nursery School serves children ages 3 to 5. Children must be 3 years old by September 1 for the Preschool program, and 4 years old by September 1 for the Prekindergarten program. Children who turn 3 between September 1 and December 31 may be placed on a waiting list. If the Preschool program is not full by May 1, these children may register and join the class when they turn 3. To guarantee and hold a spot in the Preschool program, tuition must be paid for the period between September 1 and the child’s start date.


Parent cooperative

Parent involvement plays a large role in a child's educational success. 

Shelburne Nursery School is a parent cooperative and therefore relies on parents to help in as many ways as possible. Although our teachers develop the curriculum and teach all classes, all parents are a part of the organization and administration of the school. This allows parents the opportunity to play an important role in your child's first school experience.

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Each family agrees to our Parent Co-Op Responsibilities and Expectations which are: 

By cooperating together, all families will contribute to Shelburne Nursery School's on-going success. We offer a safe, fun and enriching environment thanks to your time and effort.
We sincerely appreciate your future assistance in the education experience of our children. 

Teachers

Sheri Hill, BS
Director

Sheri was a stay at home mother for nearly 9 years when she began substitute teaching at SNS. In 2008, she was hired to join the teaching staff of Shelburne Nursery School. She teaches both the 3 year-old and 4 year-old classes. She currently holds a Professional Educators License with an endorsement in Early Childhood Education. She also maintains her CDA in Early Education. Her experience over the years began in a volunteer capacity. She served as President of the School Board for the Shelburne Nursery School as well as fundraising coordinator, each for two years, while her daughters attended. She continues to volunteer in a variety of capacities for her daughters’ schools, activities and sports. In her spare time, she enjoys time with her family, being on the water, traveling and shopping!
Sheri resides in South Burlington with her husband, Shawn, their two daughters, Rachel and Anna and two little dogs, Daisy and Tucker.

Rebecca Cook, M. Ed
Head Teacher

Becky joined the staff of SNS as Head Teacher in 2018. She received her Bachelor of Science in Athletic Training from Russell Sage College, using her knowledge in this field to teach and treat children of all ages, from 2 – 92. She returned to graduate school at the College of Saint Joseph in Rutland, VT, where she earned her Master’s in Education in 2002. After teaching elementary school, she spent several years as a stay-at-home mom with her two boys. Becky began subbing at her sons’ preschool and fell in love. She began teaching in her own classroom at the Bellwether School in 2013, and later helped to open a preschool at the Davis Studio, serving as teacher and director. She currently holds a Vermont Teaching license with an endorsement in elementary education and is passionate about all things related to early childhood education. Becky enjoys spending time with her family traveling and playing, but when she finds some time to herself she likes to read, run, hike, sew, and make music. She lives in Hinesburg with her husband, Dan, their two boys, Ethan and Owen, and their dog, Jetta.

Diane Marcotte, BS
Assistant Teacher

Diane joined our staff in 1997 after many years of volunteering and substituting at SNS.  She graduated from Trinity College in 1976 with a BS in Biology, with plans of becoming a biological illustrator.   Diane’s special talents in these areas result in wonderful projects in science and history.  Prior to becoming a teacher at SNS, Diane was very involved in her own children’s schools and was a girl scout leader for 5 years.
Outside of school, Diane enjoys pursuing outdoor ventures, music, painting, woodcarving, model making, and Native American studies.
Diane’s continues to reside in Shelburne, which her family has called home for generations.  She has 3 grown children.

Kim Stevens, BA Psychology
Associate Teacher

Kim joined the staff at Shelburne Nursery School in the Fall of 2016. Prior to that she was a substitute teacher at the Shelburne Nursery School and The Shelburne Community School, as well as working in the Early Essential Education Pre School classroom at the Shelburne Community School, for two years. She believes strongly in the values and educational approach that is promoted by Shelburne Nursery School. Her three children attended the Nursery School and during that time Kim volunteered in the classroom and sat on the Board of Directors. As a parent, educator, coach and playgroup facilitator Kim is creative, resourceful and flexible. Before working in the schools Kim was active in promoting a public health approach to child sexual abuse prevention, and continues to support such efforts. Kim and her husband enjoy attending many of the extra curricular activities and events that their children participate in. They also like spending their time walking, skiing or paddling around our community, you are likely to cross paths with them one day.

Board members

Co-Presidents:
Holly Young
Elizabeth Hanley

Vice President:
Carolyn Boscia

Secretary:
Brianne Taylor

Treasurer:
Andrew Bond

Fundraiser:
Ashley Farren

Marketing:
Maria Mercieca