123 North Street
Burlington, VT 05401
Students at the Sustainability Academy preschool enjoy a seasonally inspired, nature-based curriculum that draws on the principles of Education for Sustainability and place-based education. Our playful curriculum offers engaging, age-appropriate learning experiences and hands-on activities that support preschoolers in strengthening skills in all areas of their development.
Some of our curriculum themes include: From Grain to Bread (children grind corn and wheat to make flour and different kinds of breads), What Happens in the Winter? (children experiment with the properties of ice and snow and learn about human and animal adaptations to winter), Mapping our Neighborhood (children explore early mapping concepts and learn about community resources, while visiting the Post Office, the Fire Station, Echo, and Battery Park), Farm and Garden (children visit Shelburne Farms and work in our preschool gardens to grow and cook our own vegetables).
Throughout the year, teachers work with children to create a safe, nurturing, and joyful learning environment that supports all children in becoming kind, caring, and responsible members of our classroom community.
Teacher/Special Educator: Ruth Kagle
Speech and Language Pathologist: Heidi Cary
Paraeducators: Suellen Bessette, Kingsley Poulin, Erica Giannone
|The Sustainability Academy (SA)||Start Time||End Time||Days|
|Morning Program||8:10||11:00||Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday|
|Afternoon Program||11:45||3:00||Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday|