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Part 2: The Early Years

Registration for Part 2:The Early Years 2024/2025 school year will open in March 2024. More information will be available closer to that time.

Our Mission and Philosophy

Children playing at Part2

Part 2: The Early Years provides a foundational curriculum offering children a safe, loving, learning environment in which to explore and attain skills that are essential to being responsible, respectful members of society. We look forward to supporting the development of your child as we help to guide their progress in academic, social, emotional, physical, and life skills. We use a loving approach to foster mindful interactions with each other and the world around us.

Part 2: The Early Years is a private early education program located in Richmond Elementary School serving children ages 3-5. Families can sign up with us full time, part time or as a wrap-around program in conjunction with the RES preschool enrollment. 

Creating familiarity for your child and their 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.

Joanne Pilsbury

Early Education Coordinator 
(802) 825-2144

I hold a Professional Educator’s License for the State of Vermont with an Elementary Education endorsement and the state awarded me the status of Highly Qualified Teacher. I began teaching preschool in 2006 and fell in love with teaching our youngest learners. I have taught children ages two, three and pre-kindergarten. Most recently I held the position of the School Director of Heartworks Preschool in Williston for the past six years. I loved being able to work with the families as much as the children, and in my position of leadership I helped to guide teachers in their important work.



Director of Early Ed
(802) 434-2461 x343 – Classroom
(802) 355-8199 – Cell

I have lived in Vermont all my life and love being outside. I found my passion for teaching while a student teaching at my old dance studio during high school. I went to UVM and graduated in 2015 with my bachelor’s degree in Early Childhood Educations and received my VT teaching License. I worked as a preschool teacher for three year, and taught Kindergarten for a short amount of time. I believe that the early years in a child’s life are the most important for their future learning and development, so I am excited to be working with this age group again!

If you are interested in registering for The Homestead Preschool, please click below.