Mountain Road Preschool and Family Childcare 

Vermont State Regulated 4 STAR Child Care Program

Certified Outdoor Classroom Through Nature Explore 

Cookie Cummings: Teacher/ Owner


* First Nature Explore Certified Outdoor Classroom

   in Vermont - May 2013.

 Welcome To My Early Childhood Program:

Addison, Vermont


The philosophy of my program is to provide a safe, nurturing, healthy environment. By providing a play-based, hands-on learning environment, children can explore freely and expand their knowledge at their own pace and level. I believe through “play” children receive a balance of developmentally age appropriate activities and experiences in the areas of physical growth and development, fine/gross motor exploration, language skills, social skills, and self help skills.



Outdoor play is vital to a child's development. Outdoor play fosters opportunities for creativity, imagination, social connections, and learned behaviors. Natural playscapes offer a wide range of open-ended play involving sensory stimulation and physical diversity which is critical for childhood experiences outdoors.



My program is based on an "Emergent Curriculum", which is a way of planning a curriculum based on the child’s interest and passions as well as the teacher’s.


Child care program serving ages 8 weeks to 10 years.

Full-time, part-time, and after-school schedules are available.


To learn more, contact me today!