An entirely outdoor environmental education program/preschool based on the forest school model.
Monday-Friday 9:30 AM-12:30 PM
Children Ages 2-6
After School Program
Tuesday & Thursday 2:30-5:00
Children Ages 5-9
" If you're hoping to enroll your little (or not-so-little) one(s) in a program where they learn about their own ecological system: self, family, community, beliefs, values, and their place in this universe, Rad Roots is--without a doubt--the place for your child. Prior to enrolling my daughter, I was intrigued by Ms. Rin's curriculum (and her own personal background!). I've heard it said, "Before we ever put a pencil in a child's hand, those hands should dig, climb, press, pull, squish, twist and pinch in a wide array of environments and with a variety of materials." Ms. Rin's philosophies promote physical, emotional, social and cognitive development through experiential play and exploration. My understanding of, and appreciation for, nature school has been strengthened exponentially while my daughter is thoroughly enjoying herself, nature school itself, her new pals, and of course, Ms. Rin. By fostering the development of self-regulation, self-reflection, and self-direction, Rad Roots builds a solid foundation for children wherein they can grow freely with enthusiasm and a sense of security. Sharing in the joy my daughter experiences at Rad Roots has made my heart explode; she is thriving, thanks to Ms. Rin's compassion, understanding, love and support."
"I can't tell you how lucky we feel to have you spend time with the kids. They absolutely adore you and you have a rare magic sparkle that inspires wonder in children. If anyone actually has a clear calling in life, it's you."
"Corinne (Ms. Rin) offers a wonderfully unique educational experience and is a compassionate, fun, and knowledgeable teacher! She holds space for little minds and hearts to explore emotions, creativity, and the natural world in a nurturing and small group setting.
My daughter always looks forward to going to "outside school"! She feels confident when I pick her up and is learning the importance of her own voice. They've focused on cycles in nature like moon phases and seasons, a variety of indigenous traditions and stories, and identifying native plants. It's also been a great opportunity to discover and explore hidden gems in the San Diego area. We're very grateful to be a part of the Rad Roots community!"
" This organization is so intentional and caring. Ms. Rin has created a space which supports childrens' growth with a softness and love little found in traditional education spaces. Rad Roots is RAD in its outdoor exploration and environmental education. And it is rooted in tenderness, honest listening and selfless support for the growth of conscious children. "
“Playing in natural spaces supports a child’s sense of self, allowing children to recognise their independence alongside an interdependence and connectedness with their ecological worlds.”