Located in the “Quiet Corner” of Connecticut, The White Barn Children’s Center is a nature based preschool nestled in the rural town of Thompson. The White Barn Children's Centre is licensed by The State of Connecticut Office of Early Childhood and serves children ages 2 years 9 months to 5. We are dedicated to providing an exceptional educational journey where nature becomes both our classroom and teacher.
With 60% of the day spent outdoors, children have endless opportunities to explore, jump, balance, solve problems, play, and engage in early literacy, science, math, and social-emotional learning.
We believe that nature promotes the health and well-being of the whole child. By immersing children in natural surroundings, we provide them with a holistic environment that supports their physical, mental, and emotional development.
We recognize that nature is the ideal venue for academic growth, imaginative play, social and emotional learning, problem-solving, and promoting active play. By integrating nature into our curriculum, we create a dynamic learning environment where children can explore and discover, fostering their curiosity and love for learning.
Through frequent and immersive experiences in nature with dedicated teachers and mentors, we cultivate an environmental ethic in each child. By instilling a deep appreciation and respect for the natural world, we empower them to become responsible caretakers of the environment and advocates for sustainable practices.