WHAT FAMILIES ARE SAYING

At ChildRoots, we are committed to the best practices in early childhood education and business.  We strive through to accomplish this through a program based on safe, sustainable practices that are best for our children and environment.  The bond between primary care providers and children is one that, when nutured and strengthened, leads to better learning and development. 

Collaboration is a fundamental pillar in the success of our program.  Echoing the belief that our teachers are co-learners, as well as our staff, we are constantly learning new ways to better our program.  We accomplish this not only through our teachers being co-learners, but also through feedback from parents both past and current.  The testimonials below reflect the type of relationship and impact we strive for not only with the children in our program, but also parents. 

For prospective families who would like to learn more about our program, contact us today or RSVP for a tour at our Northwest or Southeast location!  For current or past families, we would love to hear any feedback about you and your child’s experience at ChildRoots!       

I have two boys, 8 and 4 that have both gone through Childroots from daycare to preschool. I can’t say enough good things about the school. Childroots has helped to foster both of my boys to be kind, considerate, respectful, and self-confident human beings. It is really obvious when they move on to Kindergarten how far ahead they are in their social skills, emotional regulation, and independence. They LOVED coming to school here. They always felt supported, respected, and safe. The curriculum and spaces are interesting, engaging and fun. Toys and play spaces are rotated and changed on a regular basis. The afternoon “atelier” programs are amazing and have exposed them to all kinds of different art and activities. Childroots is very selective about the teachers it hires and trains them in their specific methods of how to communicate and interact with the kids. Everything is intentional and designed to nurture their independence, self-regualtion, and social skills. When I had my first child I was clueless about parenting and took huge cues from the “Childroots way”. I think I would have been lost without it. Even with my younger one finishing there, I still look to the Childroots approach for refreshers when I get stuck on a behavior, and will often stop to observe the teachers interacting with the kids to get parenting pointers. Childroots has been a huge part of our family. The tuition was a stretch for us, but the value we got back was priceless. I feel very fortunate that this program exists and my kids got to attend.
— Randa G.
We’ve been going to ChildRoots since our son entered as a three-month-old in 2014 and our daughter for the last year, it is the most amazing place, the teachers are phenomenal, incredibly caring, professional, nurturing, committed and engaged. We can’t imagine having gone to any other child care. Every chance I get I recommend it to others for all the reasons above and as a professional mother working full-time and my husband as well, it has been a true blessing to our family. Our children love arriving every day.
— Kara F.
You guys are awesome. I don’t really have any suggestions. I love Julia’s classroom. There are so many activities on hand to engage the children. The outdoor play space is great, although it would always be nice to have more greenery. Just a silly little thing, of course. Julia has thrived at ChildRoots. I believe she is the best version of herself in her ChildRoots community. She is calm, happy, engaged, mature when she is at school. The teachers, classmates, and other families, have all been such a wonderful fit for Julia.
— Kate K.
Being at ChildRoots has helped Kai express himself using words, explore his interests and resolve conflict.
— Kari S.
We are extremely grateful for the care the ChildRoots team gives her, day-in and day-out. It is not an easy job, as we all know, and we feel lucky that we get to drop her off at a place that, when we arrive in the morning (well, most mornings, at least...) she screams “SCHOOOOOOOOOLLLLLLLL!!!!!!” in her most excited tone. Every time we pull in, she knows where she is and seldom is she not happy to be there.
— Diane B.
We are so thankful for Ava’s year at Childroots. There were so many times that she brought language or behavior home that she learned at school and we were so appreciative of her learning in those ways. E.g. to respect other’s space, how to ask for things, jobs board, trying new foods, the list goes on and on. ChildRoots made our lives as parents easier by helping to teach her how to be a good person and helping us think of ways to make everyday tasks fun! I love that she knows so many different types of beans and grains now.
— Molly B.
At ChildRoots, Caroline has learned to work with other children and adults. She has become more inquisitive and developed confidence allowing her to “speak up” more. We really enjoyed play based learning as well as all of the different fun and educational activities
— Steven B.
Finn loves all the spaces and talks about them often—plus they’re safe while still letting him explore and maybe get a little bonk that teaches him how to play safely. He has learned SO MUCH, not just words and numbers and identifying things, but also about empathy and listening. I think those are the biggest things I’m grateful for...he cares how others are feeling and that’s amazing.

— Nicole J.
Love that the environment is always changing. Everett comes home with new words and concepts all the time and it’s a joy to watch! Development has exploded since starting!
— Lauren E.
My child has grown as a caring, thoughtful, reflective human being. I am forever grateful for the careful consideration her teachers and the school in general put into every choice they make. I am incredibly pleased by the physical environment at the Fremont Center. It is engaging and child-friendly.
— Coley L.
We are so thankful for Ava’s year at ChildRoots. There were so many times that she brought language or behavior home that she learned at school and we were so appreciative of her learning in those ways. For example, to respect other’s space, how to ask for things, jobs board, trying new foods, the list goes on and on. ChildRoots made our lives as parents easier by helping to teach her how to be a good person and helping us think of ways to make everyday tasks fun! I love that she knows so many different types of beans and grains now too!
— Molly B.
Watching my son develop from ages 3 to (almost) 6 at ChildRoots and alongside his peers and teachers has been immeasurable. I valued the emphasis that ChildRoots placed on what types of language to use with the kids, helping them develop into leaders as younger friends joined the school, and taking responsibility for themselves and classroom jobs every day. We loved that teachers would dig deep into child-led topics and their small groups would then research, investigate and create amazing projects. From potty training and being exposed to new foods, all the way to preschool education including Morse code, the history of ninjas, and learning how to raise money and adopt injured koalas in Australia...we will never forget our Childroots experience. Finding ChildRoots after moving to Portland in 2015 was like a dream. The school fulfilled it’s promises!
— Heather B