Roots+Wings Playschool is a toddler and preschool member community in Greenville, SC. This group of mindful parents meets two to three times a month in an environment that encourages kindness, learning, and play.
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 are short lessons, but endless opportunities for learning. We expose the children to many different types of 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 program. 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!
Who is the teacher?
Although there is little formal instruction, there is a teacher during Playschool meet ups. Natasha, founder of Playful By Design, leads the children in a welcome song, mini-lessons and presents the invitations to play to the students on Wednesday Playschool classes. Miss Laura and Miss Mary, run the Monday community classes. 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 to gather. We have two Playschool groups beginning Fall 2019, one on Mondays and one on Wednesdays.
Can I do Playschool and Nature School?
Yes! We would love for you to participate in both! (The first 6 week session of Nature School is currently full)
How much does it cost?
Beginning August 2019, membership is $30/month.