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The Schoolhouse Learning Center (Preschool Program)

  • 3.5

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The Schoolhouse Learning Center (Preschool Program)
8 Catkin Dr.
South BurlingtonVT 05403
(802) 658-4164

Ages: 2 - 4

Cost: $47.50/day- full and part-time spaces available (including half day, too)

Parking: Yes


The Schoolhouse Learning Center (Preschool Program)

Story Time at The Schoolhouse, a year round preschool program for 2-4 year olds, offers high quality, affordable preschool programming with a unique focus on nature education, family participation and sustainability.

Story Time at The Schoolhouse offers a flexible, child centered daily rhythm.  Staff members encourage creative exploration and share their expertise in environmental stewardship and nature-based education.  Children are involved in planning, preparing and harvesting food from an on-site organic garden.  Other activities include (but are not limited to):

  • read aloud and story time
  • cooking
  • outdoor time (a minimum of 2 hours a day)
  • open play periods (indoors and outdoors)
  • arts and crafts
  • music and movement
  • nature walks
  • sledding and other fun snow stuff (seasonal)
  • yoga and meditation
  • field trips

Story Time at The Schoolhouse offers full and partial preschool opportunities for 2-4 year olds 5 days a week, 7:30 am-5:30 pm.  Story Time at the Schoolhouse is a licensed child-care program and is recognized for high quality by the STARS program. The Schoolhouse values the diversity of its parent and student body and offers needs-based scholarships, accepts childcare subsidy and is eligible to received Act 62 funds from sending districts for 3 and 4 year olds.

The Schoolhouse is located in S. Burlington in a renovated barn on 28 acres of fields and wetlands.  The building offers ample space including 5 classrooms and a large gym. Students come from towns in and around Chittenden County, including Burlington, Hinesburg, Richmond, Milton, Williston, Charlotte, Jericho and Shelburne.

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Maggie R

  • 5

Reviewed on 03/06/2017

Both of my children attended Storytime! We could not have been happier with a preschool program. The teachers all took extra time to get to know my children as individuals, speak with us during pick up/ drop off and quickly addressed any of our concerns. I found the director to be very accommodating, often going above and beyond to meet our changing needs whenever feasible. We recommend Storytime (and the Schoolhouse) to everyone!

The Schoolhouse Learning Center (Preschool Program)


  • 1

Reviewed on 02/10/2014

I attended the required observation morning for my son when he was 2 (he's now 4) and was interested in enrollment, but was not able to get him enrolled due to the school being full. Now, when my daughter reached 18 months old I decided to reach out to the school again about enrollment for when she turns 2.

I sent an email in early January inquiring about the 2014 - 2015 school year and didn't receive a response until over two weeks later stating they are full and to read the attached FAQ sheet.

I tried to reach out again, asking when the open enrollment for the following year and if we should attend another observation session, because we already did and know we are interested in the school. I received a reply a week later simply stating to see the attached document, the same FAQ sheet, stating the all questions will be answered at observation and not via email. It still didn't answer my question, as I don't deem it necessary to attend another observation morning as I already have.

The lack of professionalism and customer service in my exchange with the preschool director is rather appalling. If I were to get notice now there was space for enrollment next year, I wouldn't due to my interaction with the school thus far. Very disappointing.

The Schoolhouse Learning Center (Preschool Program)


  • 5

Reviewed on 01/10/2013

My two sons are currently at Story Time and we all absolutely love it there! I have found the teachers to be one of a kind, extremely patient and full of love and respect for all the children. The field trips and activities make me wish I was a kid again. The garden is just awesome and the inside gym and outside area is a childs dream. They are always doing something fun and educational. I have watched my boys learn a great deal from being part of this program. I strongly recommend Storytime to anyone looking for a quality nature based preschool. ...more

The Schoolhouse Learning Center (Preschool Program)