About Roots Child Care Centers
Philosophy and Guiding Principles
The philosophy of Roots Child Care Centers is based on learning through play. There is a focus on social skills to enhance a child’s learning approach to early childhood education. Children are capable and willing to learn. They learn through active participation within their environment that is created of people and materials. Physical environments can be used to guide children in how they use their bodies within a given space. Social environments guide children in social interactions with others. Open-ended materials are provided to children to allow them to act on and consider cause and effect of those actions.
Every adult who cares for children has a responsibility to guide, correct, and socialize children toward appropriate behaviors. These adult actions often are called child guidance and redirection. Positive guidance and redirection are crucial because they promote children’s self-control, teach children responsibility and help children make thoughtful choices. The more effective caregivers are at encouraging appropriate child behavior, the less time and effort adults will spend correcting children’s misbehavior.
The Center has the right to terminate services when there is an issue with parent conduct, payment, or a health/safety issue regarding staff or other students.