My daughter loves sticks. And rocks. And dirt. And flowers. And all living and crawling things. We have a rock collection in front of our door that has turned into a MASSIVE pile. I mean she could build her own stone wall with what we have sitting by our door.
I think this is just a pre-requisite of being a toddler and preschooler…must love all things outdoors and in nature. Exploring the world around them is one fundamental thing that all little ones love to do. So when we think about an educational system that seeks to instruct and care for our children, we should be looking for something that allows them to interact with nature and the world around them as much as possible!
Where to send your children to preschool is a huge decision. For a lot of children, it is their first time away from home and their parents for an extended period of time, and as a parent you want to make sure that it is a positive and nurturing environment. Preschool is also the time where fundamental life skills will be developed and a passion and excitement for learning and exploring the world around them will either be cultivated or squelched.
Enter Burlington Forest Preschool, a new home-based preschool located in the New North End that focuses on employing the natural world to educate the whole child.
The Burlington Forest Preschool seeks to support children to establish a sense of place and encourage them to create relationships within the community that we create. This program encourages young children to connect with the natural world and each other in an authentic way.
The Burlington Forest Preschool is an outdoor-focused school that provides nature experiences for children between ages 3 and 5. Children will explore their natural world around them on a daily basis and will be outside as much as possible. They get to walk through a lovely and magical archway directly onto the bike path, and they will use this to get to and from their many different nature explorations!