Chilmark preschool director Heather Quinn will become early childhood programs director following the retirement of long time director Debbie Milne.
On Saturday, Feb. 18, the Island Children’s School is celebrating Mardi Gras at the Harbor View Hotel.

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.

The following is a list of state-licensed preschools on the Vineyard.


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.


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.