Children’s Garden of Learning History
Two well-known Vail preschools, the Learning Tree and the ABC School, opened in 1986. With a long history of providing outstanding preschool education for Vail’s children, these two schools merged and became the Children’s Garden of Learning in 2002.
At that time, CGL was incorporated as a not-for-profit 501c3 and was temporarily housed at Red Sandstone Elementary in West Vail while its home was being built. CGL moved into 129 N. Frontage Road in 2005 and enjoyed many years of the North Trail and onsite bike riding. In October 2021, CGL moved to our current Lionshead location, 330 S. Frontage Road, to make way for housing. This location has broadened our access and community partnerships; it’s a perfect spot for off-campus adventures.
CGL benefitted tremendously from over 30 years of knowledge and experience passed down from those two schools and is thankful to the Town of Vail, Eagle County, and all of the volunteers within the CGL community and up and down the valley for making this a reality.