Forest Preschool

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F orest Preschool is an exploratory, nature and play-based program with an indoor classroom that empowers children to be active in their own learning while connecting to one another and the natural world.

Our program supports the development of the whole child, sparks curiosity and a sense of wonder, and instills a love of learning and connection to place. At the end of each day, parents and caregivers are met by children who have been making sense of their world by delightfully following their curiosity in natural spaces using eager hands, wide eyes, and listening ears.

We are Vermont’s first licensed Forest Preschool embedded in a nature center. Our program qualifies for Vermont’s Act 166 Universal Pre-kindergarten tuition.

We invite parents and families to explore Forest Preschool Online, a platform rich with songs, stories, activities, and routines for nature-based play and exploration. Created by our Forest Preschool Teachers for these socially distanced times.

NBNC Forest Preschool

"When one tugs at a single thing in nature, he finds it attached to the rest of the world."

—John Muir

North Branch Nature Center

713 Elm Street
Montpelier, Vermont 05602
(802) 229-6206
[email protected]

Office Open Monday-Friday from 9 am to 4 pm
Trails Open 24/7