Why Choose a Home-Based Preschool?

Home-based preschoolare an option and trend in early childhood education that have many benefits. Square Roots Preschool strives to be the best of the best.

Why choose a home-based preschool?

• Home-based preschools offer a secure transition from home to school. Your child will experience the interaction with other children but not get lost in the shuffle of a  chaotic center, which may be overwhelming, especially for children who have spent their first years at home. The setting is familiar and usually more comfortable. 

• Home based preschools offer mixed-age classes. This allows students to learn from their older peers or mentor younger peers. When students are placed in a classroom environment with only students of the same age, it limits their socialization and can often result in conflict (since all children typically have the same skill set).

• Home-based preschools generally have one teacher and smaller class sizes. This allows for more one-on-one interaction, and the teacher has more freedom to teach to the individual skills and needs of the children in the class. 

• Home-based preschools allow the teacher to be flexible and flow with the needs of the children. The teacher can adapt each lesson to the skills of the students, in contrast to a larger center that may be required to follow a strict schedule or lesson plan. A teacher in a home-based preschool can spend more time on concepts that have proven more challenging for the students or move along more quickly when children have already grasped a concept. If the students show a particular interest in a lesson, the teacher has the flexibility to delve deeper into that subject.

• Instead of switching classes, children in a home-based preschool have the opportunity for consistency with one teacher over multiple years. The teacher and student form a greater bond and the teacher can learn more about the individual needs of each student.

• There is usually a higher level of supervision in home-based preschools, which, especially during outdoor play time results in fewer injuries and conflicts.

• Children in home-based preschools typically get sick less. Fewer children means that the cold and flu aren’t spread like wildfire. 

• Home-based preschools are typically less expensive than large preschool centers, and payment plans are usually more flexible. 

Find out why Squre Roots Preschool is a fantastic option for your child. Call 480.447.ROOT to check us out!

 

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Classroom Web Site

At Square Roots Preschool, we’re all about having a personal connection and partnership with our families, and communication is key. Each school year, we create a secure classroom web site to communicate with our parents and so that parents can communicate with each other. Only parents who have children enrolled at Square Roots will have access to the web site (as well as people parents designate). Here are some of the features of our classroom web site:

• weekly lesson plans

• pictures and videos of classroom activities (printed photos can be ordered from shutterfly.com)

• classroom calendar

• announcements and tuition reminders

• optional supplemental activities

• sound bytes (funny things the kids say)

• contact information for parents with children in the class

We update the web site at least weekly. Comments can be left, and though the web site is designed for parents, grandparents and other family members our parents designate may also have access. It’s a great way for loved ones to see what’s going on at school!

We still have openings for fall, so if you are interested in more information, please call 480.447. ROOT.

Come See What We’re About!

At Square Roots Preschool, we’re growing life-long learners.

Establishing strong roots is important for the future. Square Roots Preschool exists to provide a secure and stimulating early education experience that promotes each child’s social, emotional, physical and cognitive development. Our goal is to help grow a desire in children to be life-long learners.

Why Square Roots?

• secure, comforting transition from home

• small class size of 4 children (state ratio is 1:13) enables the teacher to have a powerful impact on each child’s development.

• degreed teacher and support staff

• on-staff consultants: early childhood development professor with over 40 years experience and degreed speech therapist

• healthy snacks, organic when possible

• nontoxic, natural environment free of harmful chemicals

• safe, stimulating outdoor play area

• ongoing, thorough communication with parents and opportunities for family involvement

We are now scheduling tours for fall enrollment for ages 2-5. Please call 480.447.ROOT or email taryn.squarerootspreschool@gmail.com for more information.

 

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Our Small Class Size Might be Just the Thing for Your Child

The teacher/student ratio for Arizona is 1:13, but Square Roots Preschool has a ratio of 1:4. We believe that smaller class sizes benefit preschool aged children for a variety of reasons.

• Our teacher truly gets to know each student well–their strengths and weaknesses–and has the time to spend one-on-one time with each student, helping to foster strengths and personal interests and provide help in areas that may need improvement.

• The students get to know one another well and develop deeper, more supportive relationships than they would in a larger class.

• Our projects and lessons are more detailed and in-depth, as we have time to help each student through the process.

• We get to know our families well and have time for more communication regarding individual students.

• Each student gets more “turns,” or opportunities to speak, practice, share, and actively participate rather than sit back and watch others. We believe in hands-on learning.

• Students have greater involvement, and no one is in the background. This is especially beneficial for shy children.

• Each year, we can tailor the classroom activities to the individual students in the classroom. If everyone loves trains, we’ll incorporate that into the class, for example. Everyone becomes more engaged.

• Students new to preschool feel comfortable and secure coming in and older children setting off for kindergarten feel confident and well-prepared.

Could your child benefit from a small, home-based preschool? Please check us out, and please spread the word. We’re currently enrolling for fall 2014 and would love to meet you and your child!

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Come Visit Us! See what we’re all about!

Establishing strong roots is important for the future. Square Roots Preschool exists to provide a safe, developmentally-appropriate environment for preschool. Our focus is to provide a secure and stimulating early education experience that promotes each child’s social, emotional, physical and cognitive development. Our goal is to help grow a desire in children to be life-long learners.

Why Square Roots?

• secure, comforting transition between home and school for a successful first-time preschool experience

• small class size of four children (state ratio is 1:13+) enables the teacher to have a powerful impact on each child’s development

• degreed preschool teacher and support staff

• on-staff consultant: early childhood development professor with over 40 years of experience

• healthy snacks, organic when possible

• nontoxic, natural environment free of harmful chemicals

• safe, stimulating outdoor play area

• opportunities for family involvement

• ongoing, thorough communication with parents

Square Roots is a home-based Gilbert-area preschool uniquely designed to be your child’s secure transition into kindergarten. We partner with parents to establish roots for a successful path of life-long learning. Our goal is to have a classroom that encourages imagination and builds confidence. Our creative curriculum is play-based.

We educate our students about their place and responsibility in their community. We teach wellness and maintain an environmentally-friendly, chemical-free classroom.

At Square Roots, your child will be in an environment that emphasized interpersonal skills, environmental awareness, and a sense of community. Classroom materials serve needs from helping children to develop their sensory and motor skills to problem solving and teamwork, all of which help build pre-kindergarten skills.

We currently offer two scheduling options for our two-day, class-only program and are taking names for an interest list for an afternoon class. We work with our families on an individual basis, so please let us know your needs.

We would love to give you a classroom tour! Please call 480.447.ROOT or email taryn.squarerootspreschool@gmail.com for more information.

Take Advantage of Enrollment Specials

Are you or someone you know looking for a Gilbert-area preschool for the fall?

We are now enrolling for the 2014-2015 school year and forming an interest list for afternoon classes. We will offer a Monday/Wednesday and Tuesday/Thursday program with discounts for students enrolled in multiple programs.

Please contact us to book a tour or learn more!

 

Now Enrolling for Fall 2014 With Early Bird Specials!

My, how time flies! We can’t believe our inaugural school year is soon coming to a close.

We are now enrolling for the 2014-2015 school year and forming an interest list for afternoon classes. We will offer a Monday/Wednesday and Tuesday/Thursday program with discounts for students enrolled in multiple programs.

We are also offering an early enrollment special: Enroll by May 1st and receive 10% off your first month’s tuition!

Please contact us to book a tour or learn more!