Burlington Forest Preschool is a nature-based program that employs the natural world to educate the whole child. We support children to establish a sense of place and develop respect for nature, while encouraging them to form positive relationships.
We believe in connecting children with nature so they can develop a sense of place and compassion for the natural world. We utilize an emergent, integrated curriculum to spark children’s interest and curiosity, and an inquiry-based teaching style in order to support their learning and development.
Burlington Forest Preschool is a licensed, outdoor-focused school with an indoor classroom, all located at the beautiful Ethan Allen Homestead. Our maximum class size is 10 children per day, with 2 or 3 teachers. This ratio allows us to maintain the quality and vision of our program. Children ages 3 – 5 may join us 2 – 5 days per week. Our day includes as much outside time as possible, circle time, a healthy snack, art, free play, movement, storytelling, discovery, and reflection.
- Authentic and integrated play and learning
- Place-based activities
- Life skills such as cooking and conflict resolution
- Gardening, composting, and growing food
- Learning about personal safety
- Using natural and recycled materials for art and construction