Friday, April 21, 2017

Preschool Full for 2017-18; few summer camp spots remain

Happy Spring!

Our nature based and Waldorf inspired home program is currently full for the upcoming 2017-18 school year. Contact Laura if you'd like to get on the waiting list in case of any changes.

We have just a few days left of summer camp for the summer of 2017. Contact Laura to find out more.

Summer Camp Themes: 

Alumni Week  Tues, June 27 - Fri, June 30       

Gardens and Nature  Wed, July 5 - Fri, July 7
Art and Nature  Mon, July 10 - Fri, July 14

Yoga and Nature  Mon, July 17 - Fri, July 21                                               
Music and Nature  Mon, July 24 - Fri, July 22
Food and Nature  Mon, July 31 - Fri, Aug 4

The best way to reach Laura, is through this email:

Thank you for your interest in Little Birch!

Check out our Facebook page for the most up to date photos of our adventures:

Friday, August 26, 2016

Preschool Opening

Little Birch Nature Preschool has a Friday morning opening for the upcoming school year. Our program is nature-based and Waldorf inspired. Together we walk, play, explore, sing, hear stories and see puppet shows. We move and nourish our bodies, get to know one another and ourselves and learn about the world at our own pace. Magic happens here. Imaginations flourish. 

Want your child to join us? Email Laura at for more information. 

We are located in Johnson, VT in a cozy home surrounded by gardens, forest, and meadow. Our program is for children ages 3-5.

Monday, September 21, 2015

New School Year, New Location

Little Birch Nature Preschool has now moved 2 1/5 miles down the road and we are located in Johnson, Vermont.

We are LOVING our new home - the gardens, the maple woods, the meadow, the mountain is a special place full of amazing children bringing magic to our new home everyday.

We enjoyed 7 weeks of summer camp here this summer and have now entered a new school year. We are currently full with a waiting list. Make sure to contact Laura if you would like to enroll your child in the future. We also have a good size list already forming for the 2016-17 school year and beyond. Thank you to this amazing community for all of your support!!

Laura Branca
Cell phone: 860-841-9377

Sunday, August 31, 2014

New School Year Beginning!!!

We are looking forward to starting a new school year this week!!!  The gardens are blooming and awaiting the children to return and help with the harvest and fill the land will laughter again.

If you are interested in our school please contact us to be put on the waiting list.  We will likely have a few openings next school year (15-16) as much of our class will be starting kindergarten next fall.  Spaces fill up fast!

In other news, our teacher Laura Karstensen became happily married this summer and is now Laura Branca.  :)

Laura Branca
Little Birch


Sunday, February 16, 2014

Nature Preschool is currently full for 2013-14 school year

Little Birch Nature Preschool is full for the remainder of the 2013-14 school year.  Let me know if you'd like to be added to our waiting list for the 2014-15 school year (or beyond) and summer camp.  Our current families are in the process of re-enrolling.

Summer camp dates and themes for 2014 have just been posted.  Please see our Summer Camp page and contact me for more information. 

Updated photos are being posted as well. 

Thank you for your interest! 

Laura Karstensen

Friday, August 23, 2013

Enrolling for Friday Mornings

Our preschool program is just about full. 

We are still enrolling for Friday mornings.

Spread the word!  Do you know someone who would like to send their child for just one day a week, 8/8:30 - 12:30?  This would be a great way to ease into a nurturing preschool program while helping your child connect to the natural world.  Our morning together will be filled with play, walks, puppet shows, songs, healthy food, joy, and wonder.  For ages 3-6.

Contact me to learn more!

Friday, August 9, 2013

FREE Parent-Child Nature Group


We have a FREE Parent-Child Nature Group coming up on:

Friday, August 16th from 10-11:30 am.

For children ages 0-6 with a parent or caregiver.

Join us to play, walk, enjoy a puppet show, and share in the joy that the natural world brings us!

This is our last planned nature group as our preschool program will be starting soon. (Our group last Friday was postponed due to the weather). 

RSVP to or call Laura at 802-888-1979

Hope to see you!