Heartworks Burlington

Heartworks School in Burlington was founded in 2004, and our successful and popular program warranted doubling the space in 2006. Heartworks Burlington is located on the waterfront, close to Waterfront Park, which provides a wonderful green space for the children, in addition to our existing play yard, as well as spectacular views of Lake Champlain and the Adirondacks. The waterfront location also provides many opportunities for learning about the seasons as children explore this landscape daily. Heartworks in Burlington enjoys free on-site parking as well as easy access to public transportation and the Burlington Bike Path.

I chose to send my children to Heartworks preschool because I wanted them to have a fun, positive learning experience.
— Burlington Parent

Our Preschool Program:

At Heartworks Preschools, we are truly engaging in the “Work of the Heart;” our name reflects our commitment to provide a nurturing academic, social and emotional experience for each child. Through school-wide themes such as Stories Around the World, Animal and People Homes, and Family and Friends, as well as a STEAM Program in the afternoon, we build on children’s natural curiosity about their world, with programs designed to enrich each child with a passion for learning, faith in the goodness of humanity, a deep connection with the natural world and a strong sense of compassion for all living things. In this warm and welcoming environment children feel safe and confident to gain developmental skills, enabling them to experiment, to ask questions, to develop supportive relationships with teachers and peers and ultimately to open their minds to the important lessons that will help them become successful learners and good citizens in their community and the world. 

Read about a typical day in a Heartworks Classroom.

Meet Our Staff

Our Heartworks teachers are experienced and kind; most are state-certified with degrees in Elementary or Early Childhood Education. Teachers differentiate instruction to meet the distinctive learning needs of each child and they guide children to recognize their unique potential, while maintaining a compassionate approach.  Within small classes, teachers strive to model exemplary character and curiosity, spark each child’s interest in learning and help each child to be successful as she or he navigates the world. Meet our Staff


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Contact Us!


Kathleen Schaffner
(802) 651-9343
kathleen.schaffner@heartworksvt.com

Physical Address:
102 Lake Street
Burlington, VT 05401
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Mailing Address:
PO Box 339
Shelburne, VT 05482

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We have two children enrolled at Heartworks in the morning program and I feel so grateful to have found such a nurturing, positive environment. Each day is thoughtfully prepared and designed to awaken children’s curiosities and bring out the best in them. The space is impeccable. The energy is warm, inviting and safe. And perhaps most importantly, the teachers are all absolute gems!
— Adrienne, Burlington Parent