Stepping Stones Foundation

Burnham Family

The Burnham children were respected and deeply loved by their parents and were brought up to be loving and thoughtful. They were given excellent educations and sent to college, with Lois graduating from The Packer Collegiate Institute in Brooklyn. All of the children went to Pratt Institute in Brooklyn which was one of the first U.S. schools to have a new type of preschool started in Germany called “Kindergarten.” Later, they were enrolled in the Quakers’ Friends School.

Along with being based in Brooklyn, the Burnhams spent six months of the year in Vermont at the wishes of Dr. and Mrs. Burnham who believed the fresh air and life style healthier for all.