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Roots And Wings Preschool

1492 Calle Tulipan
Thousand Oaks, CA 91360

Phone:
(805) 492-8560

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Roots and Wings is dedicated to providing the highest quality care available to children and families of our community. Each child in our care is a unique and individual part of our program. We strive to meet the physical, emotional, social, intellectual and creative needs of each child. Each of these distinct areas hold special importance to the overall sound growth and development of your child.

Philosophy & Approach

School Philosophy

General Approach to Learning: Play-Based

From the Director:

At Roots and Wings we believe every child is an individual with various interests, needs and abilities. Each child is allowed free choice of activities that are planned with our children in mind and are changed frequently. They are given ample time to explore the wide variety of materials and interest centers such as art, the dramatic play loft, science, fine motor, pre-math and language areas. Our outdoor environment is equally important, with choices of manipulatives, free art, the playhouse, sand and water and various playground equipment, all available to the children for self selection.

Quality of Teaching

Individualized Teaching: From the Director

Our teachers will meet the needs of the children through daily communication with parents, changing the environment, attending IEP's and/or specific workshops and conferences.
Due to our low child to teacher ratios, we are able to work with children in small groups or individually.

Day in the Life

General School Mission

Roots and Wings is a program dedicated to children ages two years through six years and their families in our community.
At our center we believe every child is an individual with various interests, needs and abilities. Each child is allowed free choice of activities that are planned with our children in mind. They are allowed ample time to explore the wide variety of materials and interest centers such as art, the dramatic play loft, science, fine motor, math and language skills.
Our outdoor environment is equally important, with choices of manipulatives, free art, the playhouse, sand and water play as well as various playground equipment, all available to the children for self selection.

A Typical Day

7:00 – 8:30 Welcome and Indoor Activities

8:30 – 9:30 Outside play

9:30 – 10:00 Hand Washing & Morning Snack

10:00-10:30 Inside Classroom Welcome & Group Time

10:30-12:00 Inside Classroom Activities

12:00-1:00 Hand Washing & Lunch & Outside Play

1:00-2:45/3:00 Hand Washing & Nap or Rest Time

3:00-3:30 Hand Washing & Afternoon Snack

3:30-4:30/5:00 Outside Play

4:30/5:00-6:00 Indoor End of the Day Activities

Home-School Connection

Home-School Connection: From the Director

Roots and Wings practices primary teaching; each teacher has a group of children in her primary care. Each teacher keeps a developmental profile on their group of primary children.

Parents Say They are Encouraged to:

  • Are able to visit the school anytime we want
  • Go on field trips
  • Volunteer in the classroom
  • Receive newsletters

Modes of Communication

  • Notes
  • Phone Calls
  • Voice Mail
  • Email
  • Special Meetings
  • Two or More Regular Conferences
  • Drop-Off
  • Pick-Up
  • Regular newsletter/printed updates circulated to the whole school

Separation

Separation is Handled through:

  • Home visits by teachers
  • Pre-entry meetings with parents at school
  • Small group sessions
  • Extra staff dedicated to handle separation
  • Abbreviated schedule at start of school year

Handling Separation: From the Director

As each child handles separation differently, we take care of every child and family to ensure that their needs are met.
Every child transitions into our school and spends increments of time in the school setting with their parents/guardian/caretaker and then by themselves until both child and parent are comfortable.