Branches Community School

Reggio Inspired Education in the Heart of Durham

Operating as usual


Come shop the Branches Kids Yard Sale, Saturday March 2nd, from 10am-1pm! We’ve got so much gear, kids clothing, shoes, toys- all priced on a sliding scale to benefit our teacher emergency fund.


Our Little Free Pantry is open! Inspired by our preschoolers discussions of food insecurity, our students designed, built and installed a pantry to support friends and neighbors in our community. We invite you to keep our pantry stocked with non-perishable food items and hygiene essentials throughout the year. Located right next to our Little Free Libraries @ 903 Broad Street, come shop or stock anytime!


Calling all teachers! Tomorrow Branches will host an open house to connect with other educators. Come learn about Branches, available job openings, and ways to advocate for early childhood education. Breakfast provided, and children welcome!

Photos from Branches Community School's post 10/20/2023

Welcoming autumn at Branches!


Despite the weather and the official Pride parade; we will still be celebrating on Sunday! Please join and for a kids pride party from 2-4pm!


Pride at Branches is still on! We’ve got tents, music, pizza , drinks, snacks and prime parade watching! Bring your galoshes and rain wear and let’s celebrate PRIDE!! 10am-1pm


Pride is coming! Join Branches Community School for a day of celebration with children’s activities, music, , and the best parade view in town!

Photos from Branches Community School's post 08/25/2023

🧡this week in pictures🧡

Photos from Branches Community School's post 08/11/2023

This week was amazing, with a turtle class trip to the Eno river, a birthday musical family visit, visits to the EK Powe playground and ever more kiddos movin on up to Kindergarten. Have a great weekend y’all 💛💛

Photos from Branches Community School's post 08/04/2023

So happy to have a break from the heat this week! We enjoyed our new scooters, reuniting with some friends after their long summer vacations and even sending some kiddos off to kindergarten. Hope y’all have a wonderful weekend💛

Photos from Branches Community School's post 07/28/2023

We have our fingers and toes crossed that this was the hottest week of the year because WOW it was so very hot. We tried our best to beat the heat with shady walks, water play, indoor dance parties, visits from furry (or spiky!) friends, and some classic David Attenborough content.

Photos from Branches Community School's post 07/04/2023

July’s Book Recommendations! Hope y’all have a wonderful summer break and as always we suggest hitting up and for some locally sold books 💛

Photos from Branches Community School's post 06/30/2023



Photos from Branches Community School's post 06/24/2023


TGIF! We had an eventful week with lots of rainy days and (drumroll please) A NEW DRIVEWAY! We are so so excited to have beautiful biking adventures in our new space and can’t wait to show you more💛

Photos from Branches Community School's post 06/21/2023

Ella is one of our newer teachers and they are such an amazing addition to our community!

Photos from Branches Community School's post 06/16/2023


This week was wonderful! We had birthday celebrations, neighbourhood walks, new classroom materials, and of course several floor is lava sessions💛

Thanks for a great one y’all and happy Juneteenth!

Photos from Branches Community School's post 06/09/2023

⛅️06/05- 06/09 ⛅️

We won the fight against the smoke this week and had the greatest time. lots of fun hair, bright colours and even a couple birthday popsicles 💛

Photos from Branches Community School's post 06/07/2023

Teacher Kia! One of our Nest Classroom heroes! Kia has a positive outlook and warmth that is so infectious and we could not be more grateful to have her as part of our community 💛💛💛

Photos from Branches Community School's post 06/02/2023


We are so glad to be back and giving y’all weekly updates! We are enjoying the warm weather and playing lots of new games with our lovely new teachers ;)

ps. stop by for some tacos tonight to support our incredible branches staff!

Photos from Branches Community School's post 06/01/2023

Welcome to our monthly booklist! A resource to help you find the books that promote the values that we hold so dearly at branches community school. We will provide a list each month and some additional activity suggestions that can help you foster a love of reading and the bookish world in your little ones! Titles and Authors listed below, and as always we recommend checking out and for a wide range of children’s books.

Grandads Pride; Harry Woodgate

From my Window ; Otavio Jr

Together We Ride; Kaylani Juanita

Hello Summer; Shelly Rotner

Maiden & Princess; Daniel Haack & Isabel Galupo

Whoever You Are; Josephine Wai Lin

Juneteenth; Van G Garrett

Coqui in the City; Nomar Perez

Summer is for Cousins; Rajani Larocca

Saving American Beach; Heidi Tyline King

Mr Watsons Chickens; Jarrett Dapier

Pride Puppy; Robin Stevenson

Dreamers; Yuyi Morales

Together we Ride: Valerie Bolling

If Dominican were a Color; Sili Recio

Photos from Branches Community School's post 12/16/2022


We had another great week, with lots of teamwork, parent visits, and walks. We love watching our kinda pull each-other up and work together and we are seeing that more and more 💛

Photos from Branches Community School's post 12/08/2022

Teacher Nina!

Nina is one of our Turtle Class Teachers. She is always encouraging the kids in risk taking and creativity. Nina will be going back to school to continue her Undergraduate Degree In January but will continue to be part of the Branches Community on all of her term breaks 💛

Photos from Branches Community School's post 12/02/2022


We had such a great week this week, with visits from plumbers, walks, puddle jumping and even some post card sending! Hope y’all have a great weekend 💛


Branches Community School is hiring a full time floater teacher to join our community in January! Please help spread the word!

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