National Smile Week :)



We were all smiles this week! We had a great start to the school year, and we celebrated National Smile Week! It wasn’t difficult to capture our students with big grins. We took photos all of their smiles and created a homework sheet for them to match the smile to their friends’ names. It was a fun way to reinforce letter and name recognition as well as get to know each other better. Happy National Smile Week!


Meet our Team: Tena Carr, Early Childhood Development Consultant

Square Roots Preschool has an exceptional staff. Get to know our team!

Our school has some very unique qualities that set us apart. Having an Early Childhood Development Consultant to assist in all aspects of the classroom, program, and to recognize the strengths and opportunities to improve for our students is a huge asset.

Tena Carr, Early Childhood Development Consultant

squareroots_tenaMrs Carr has over forty years of experience in the field of child development/early childhood education. She obtained her Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology from the State University of New York at Stony Brook and her Master’s Degree in Child Development from the Institute of Child Development at the University of Iowa.

She has been a Head Start teacher and Professor of Child Development and Early Childhood Education at Modesto Junior College and San Joaquin Delta Community College in California. While teaching at the college level, she helped design and open three campus child development centers and supervised student teachers, and has taught lecture and online courses. She has served on the California Chancellor’s Office Advisory Committee for Early Childhood Development, and is President of Board of Directors of the San Joaquin County Resource and Referral Agency. Currently, Mrs. Carr teaches online courses in early childhood education leadership.

Mrs. Carr lives in Stockton, California, with her husband, Richard, and makes frequent visits to Arizona to visit her three grandchildren, son, Brennen, and his wife, Kristen. Her other son, Greg, and daughter-in-law live in Stockton.

Mrs. Carr is a consultant on policies, curriculum and environment, mainly working remotely, but making quarterly visits to the facility.