Roots and Wings Balances the Montessori philosophy of independent, self-directed specific learning with a relaxed and open “learn through play” philosophy – built for children age 3-5.

Children are natural learners, and experimentation through participation is at the core of our program. The basics of natural joy and wonder are an integral part of the Montessori approach, and encourages your child’s natural love of learning.

The children learn to work solo, with a teacher, and in small groups. They learn to discuss problems with the idea of solving them logically and with concern for their classmates. It becomes common to find older children taking pride in what they can offer younger children, and to find the younger children looking up to the older children as role models.

The Montessori class operates on a principle of freedom within limits. Each class has a set of ground rules based on respect for each other and for their environment. A child moves freely around the Montessori classroom, working with any equipment and asking the teacher to introduce new material. Children are free to work at their own pace with the materials they have chosen, either alone or with others. The teacher observes each child and determines which new activities and materials to introduce with the aim to encourage active self-directed learning, and at the same time, strike a balance of individual mastery with small group collaboration for the whole class.

There are four different sessions currently offered, and Roots and Wings preschool classes are open to all children age 3-5.


September 2019 - June 2020: FULL

September 2020 - June 2021: Register Online >

  • Mon & Wed: 8:30am to 11:30am - Full
  • Mon & Wed: 12:00pm to 3:00pm - 2 Spots
  • Tue & Thur: 8:30am to 11:30am - Full
  • Tue & Thur: 12:00pm to 3:00pm - Full

***A deposit fee of $25 will be required***

***Classes Cost $125 / mo***

Register Now >

Jillian Shannon

Jillian has been an Early Childhood Educator for over 11 years, and thrives while learning with these children each and every day. As an Early Childhood Educator and Yoga Instructor, she believe every child has a right to experience enriched programs. Programs that respect each child as an individual and encourage their natural curiosity are important to her; supporting them with the tools to be the best version of themselves.

jillian shannon

Audrey Novokshonoff

Audrey has been a wonderful addition to the Root and Wings family. Originally helping us start the Out of School Care program, you’ll find Audrey in all areas of the center. Trained as an ECE, her natural ability to socialize with children means she is great absolutely everywhere. Preschool, daycare, out of school care – if we do it, you will find Audrey there.