Children's Offerings

Maris' Tree House

A Playful Arts & Nature Oriented Program

For Young Children

The stunning and serene grounds of the All Souls Interfaith Gathering in Shelburne is the setting for our delightful, gently paced classes. The rolling meadows and peaceful woodlands welcome us to play and hike, to share picnics and stories beneath the trees, to go sledding and make snow angels, to watch for signs of our animal friends, to explore, study and celebrate nature and the seasons. Our light and spacious classroom overlooking the lake and mountains is designed for engaging and varied indoor activities: art and craft projects, music and drama, imaginative play with simple toys, story telling, baking & cooking, and on it goes. We emphasize kindness and gentle care toward ourselves, the earth, our families, one another and the community. The small class size of 5 or 6 children supports ample supervision, individual attention and a sweet sense of belonging.            


Monday Mornings for 3 yr olds  8:30-12:00

For children who are 3 years old by September 1st


Tuesday Mornings for 4 yr olds  8:30-12:30 

For children who are 4 years old by September 1st


Wednesday Mornings for 3 yr olds  8:30-11:30

For children who are 3 years old by September 1st


Wednesday Afternoons for 4 yr olds   12:30-3:30

For children who  are 4 by September 1st


Thursday Mornings for 4 yr olds  8:30-12:30

For children who are 4 years old by September 1st



Parent reviews can be found on the findandgoseek website under Maris' Tree HouseFor a feature in Kids VT, please visit this page.


For more information about these school-year classes or summer camps please contact Maris Rose at  or call 802.233.2344.

Lake Champlain Waldorf School's

Parent & Child Classes

with Kristy Gourlay

Waldorf Parent and Child Classes offer a nourishing experience for both parents and little ones. Led by early childhood specialist, Kirsty Gourlay, parents observe, move, and interact with their young children in a nurturing, playful environment.


Moon Garden

(newborns – beginning walkers and their caregivers)


Sun Garden

(beginning walkers – 20 months and their caregivers)


Star Garden

(Children 20 months — 3 1/2yrs and their caregivers)


For more information, please visit the website here: 

Parent & Child Classes