May 28, 2021
We have grown a lot this past year – a new classroom, new routines, new students, and now a new logo. We are excited to introduce you to our NDS Tree logo. You will see the new look on our website, Facebook, emails, and rolling out across all our documents. We would like to share our inspiration behind the logo and what is means to us and our community.
The inspiration began a year ago when NDS grew and added another classroom to our school. It felt too generic to call it “PreSchool 3.” For a creative early learning center, our classroom names were quite plain and we decided it was time to make a change. We challenged ourselves with names from colors, to animals, to shapes, but finally landed on trees. We are inspired by our home surrounded by trees in the heart of the Taconic and Green Mountains. Being outside is an extension of the classroom and we spend as much time exploring, learning, and playing in nature as we can. Our classrooms are now: Sapling, Birch, Sycamore, Willow, Hickory, Evergreen, Maple, and Aspen.
Our new tree logo shape was inspired by the beautiful trees that flank the front entrance of Northshire Day School, and the leaves that cover them represent our classrooms. The logo reflects our values: development of the whole child, healthy & safety, a loving environment, community, and family partnerships. Like a tree, our roots are deep in the community, with many limbs to provide a safe environment for families to send their children to to grow and learn.
We hope you like the new logo as much as we do!