Who We Are

Burlington Little school is a registered 503c nonprofit organization that focuses on the healthy development of preschool aged children.  Being a non profit is not always the easiest path to tread, but we are dedicated to providing high quality early learning in a way that is accessible to the community, and most importantly, appropriate for healthy development. We maintain ratios lower than the Department of Children, Youth & Families, while allowing our teachers the creativity and freedom to create their own emergent curriculum.  Children who come here are nurtured and appreciated.

Our Mission Statement:

Burlington Little School believes that children are unique and capable partners in constructing and developing their own learning through passionate, creative, and respectful support. Within a natural and familiar environment, we provide meaningful, real-world, hands-on learning experiences that promote social relationships and critical thinking.  Our roles as adults are to provide a compassionate, safe, nurturing atmosphere that allows and creates opportunities for discovery, joy, risk-taking, and a love of learning.  We believe that Burlington Little School provides a foundation for confident, resilient people who can reach their full potential and who will impact the world in positive ways.

Our Philosophy:

We believe in:

  • Providing students with a safe, caring, and challenging learning environment based on each child’s developmental level.

  • The worth and importance of each individual regardless of age, gender, race, religion, abilities, or cultural heritage.  Our curriculum strives to celebrate diversity as well as encourage awareness of other perspectives.

  • Exposing students to the arts, including music, drama, dance, and literature.

  • The importance of and exposure to the outdoors and natural environments

  • A child-based curriculum using authentic, hands-on life experiences and projects.

  • Encouraging problem solving strategies through the use of language, reasoning, caring and cooperation.

  • Helping children make appropriate choices through instruction, practice, support and recognition.

  • Developing the values of trust, respect, cooperation, and honor.

  • The importance of family involvement in the education process.