ROOTS+WINGS PLAYSCHOOL

Roots+Wings Playschool is a toddler and preschool member community in Greenville, SC. This group of mindful parents meets one more a week in an environment that encourages kindness, learning, and play.

Our play school   gathers inspiration from many different education philosophies including Waldorf, Charlotte Mason, Reggio and Montessori. Our goal is to appreciate and practice the learning styles of numerous mindful educators in order for each parent to discover the style that best fits their family.

The core of Roots+Wings Playschool is nature. We believe children should interact with natural elements on a daily basis and that the best teaching tools are found elements from trails, backyards and our natural environment.

How is Roots + Wings Playschool different from other programs or mom groups?  

We aren’t a program.  Playschool is about community. It is about offering learning opportunities and invitations to play to the children and giving the parents time to sit back and chat. There is very little instruction but endless opportunities for learning. We expose the children to many different types oof learning activities such as science experiments, creative arts, and fine/gross motor practice. We focus on community and relationships. Having a smaller group of children and parents interacting each week is pillar to our progam. You will often find Playschool families bopping around the other days of the week together as well. If you are looking for slightly more structure and nature learning, Roots+Wings Nature School is a great option!W

Who is the teacher?

Although there is little formal instruction, there is a teacher during Playschool meet ups. Natasha, founder of Playful By Design, usually leads the children in a welcome song, mini-lessons and presents the invitations to play to the students. Two other Playschool moms and friends, Laura and Mary, are teachers as well. Please read more about the teachers here.

What is the style?

Our play school   gathers inspiration from many different education philosophies including Waldorf, Charlotte Mason, Reggio and Montessori. Our goal is to appreciate and practice the learning styles of numerous mindful educators in order for each parent to discover the style that best fits their family. The core of Roots+Wings Playschool is nature. We believe children should interact with natural elements on a daily basis and that the best teaching tools are found elements from trails, backyards and our natural environment.

When and where are the classes?

Since Playschool is a community, you are paying for being a member in the group, not classes. However, we do have a set time and place once a week to gather. We currently gather at Legacy Park and Paris Mountain State Park. We meet on Wednesdays at 10:30.

Can I do Playschool and Nature School?

Yes! We would love for you to participate in both!

How much does it cost?

Beginning June 2019, membership will typically cost $28/month. Months with vacations weeks will be discounted.

How do I sign up?

Membership is full at this time. We will be re-enrolling in June. We are a year-round “school”.