Children & Adolescents

Mulberry Bush Early Learning Center

Mulberry Bush learning through play

The Oldest & Largest Early Learning Center in Southern Vermont

The Mulberry Bush Early Learning Center is a year-round early learning center open to families in Brattleboro and surrounding communities, as well as employees of the Brattleboro Retreat. The Mulberry Bush has been in operation for more than 20 years.


BRIDGES (The Brattleboro Retreat Individually Developed & Guided Education Services) is an alternative day school program serving students in Kindergarten through 12th Grade, ages 5-22.

BRIDGES is part of the Meadows Educational Center at the Brattleboro Retreat, which is a state-approved independent school.

Adolescent Inpatient Program

Adolescence can be a time of upheaval and uncertainty. If your daughter or son is also struggling with serious social, emotional, or psychiatric issues, then short-term hospital care may be a necessary step toward a healthier, more rewarding life.

The Brattleboro Retreat's Adolescent Inpatient Program offers crisis stabilization, specialized treatment, and aftercare planning for young people ages 12 to 18. 

Adolescent Residential Program

Adolescent Girl with Basketball

Our Adolescent Residential Program provides age-appropriate
care for young people between the ages of 14 and 18. We provide three home-style, co-ed settings that together can accomodate up to 19 individuals who receive enhanced opportunities for independent life skills training and experience.

Children's Residential Program

Expert Residential Care for Children Ages 6 to 14 

The Abigail Rockwell Children's Center (ARCC) is a multi-track treatment center located in a home-style dwelling that accommodates 11 children. This smaller home setting is ideal for specialized programming to help children who are transitioning from childhood to adolescence.

Anna Marsh Clinic (Children & Adolescents)

Outpatient Counseling for Children & Adolescents

Young people often struggle with a variety of mental health, substance abuse and behavioral problems. Family and school issues can complicate matters. The Child and Adolescent Counseling team at the Anna Marsh Behavioral Care Clinic has the specialized training to help your child feel better and function more effectively.