Small class size – big open forest: Nature preschool now enrolling new families as program grows


South Burlington, VT : Old School, a nature-based mostly preschool that opened its doorways in September of 2021, is increasing its attain starting January 2022. The single classroom area for youngsters ages 32 months – 5 years outdated is opening up extra areas to incorporate twelve kids every day, together with two lecturers.

“We have such a fun group of kids, I feel incredibly lucky to be one of their teachers” shares Brandon Diaz, Program Director for Old School. “With over three acres of forest, hiking trails, and an updated playground, there are so many opportunities for the children to play and explore in a rich, challenging, and diverse setting. And I’m proud to say we have been averaging four and a half hours of outdoor time each day!” says Diaz.

“My daughter and I are extremely happy with our Old School experience. We appreciate all of the fun educational activities planned every day. She enjoys spending so much time outside exploring nature,” shares Lisa Natkin of Hinesburg “They have created a unique outdoor play area. The teachers are extremely gifted early educators, following and cultivating the children’s curiosity. I really like how small the program is and all the precautions they are taking to keep everyone healthy. I highly recommend this program.”

“Old School is the best! With the childcare crisis in Vermont, we were stressed about finding the right school for our three year-old without sacrificing quality education. After just a few weeks at Old School we couldn’t be happier with our decision,” shares Whitney Leighton and Matt Rogers of Monkton “Our child absolutely loves the outdoor learning experience. He is excited to go every day and even reluctant to leave at pickup. The curriculum that Brandon has developed is both creative and innovative, tapping into each child’s personality and interests. Our son is so much more curious about the world and is excited to share his knowledge with us. We couldn’t recommend this school enough to any parent who is looking for a quality and fun educational experience for their child.”

The considerate and supportive lecturers at Old School work to assist kids foster early and significant relationships with their group and the setting. The classroom at Old School is as a lot outside as it’s indoors, the place nature offers the challenges and stimulation for rising minds and our bodies.

Old School of South Burlington has fast enrollment openings and is hiring one other trainer to fulfill the staffing wants that include development. The program additionally plans to open a new classroom for twenty-four-36 month outdated kids through the summer season of 2022. To inquire about enrollment or employment, go to or e mail to Program Director Brandon Diaz at [email protected]


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