Our Mission

Craftsbury Saplings’ working mission is to provide childcare to families in the greater Craftsbury area, emphasizing community collaboration and exploration of the natural world. We value and nourish each child’s innate wisdom, guiding them toward lifelong learning.

Values & Guiding Principles

  • Respecting children and paying close attention to their individual windows of opportunity and skill sets.

  • providing an uninterrupted block of time with guided choice of work and a mixed age group in order to foster peer learning.

  • providing a carefully and thoughtfully prepared, beautiful learning environment.

  • Honors connection with people of all ages and abilities

  • Work in close collaboration with local community

  • Inclusive of all socioeconomics

  • Create a strong sense of place where children are contributing members of our community

  • Nature and outdoor exploration

  • Local and healthy food

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