Seedlings School and Child Care is a unique home-based child care program located in Wildomar, California. Our mission is to provide quality child care in the community and to do our part in supporting a generation of children who are critical thinkers and are happy, confident, independent, and creative. Seedlings School will accomplish this mission by creating a safe and comforting learning atmosphere for children where they are always treated with respect, given the opportunity to guide and shape their own learning, welcomed into a peaceful environment prepared for their success, and allowed freedom and independence with the guidance of clear expectations and boundaries. Seedlings School is also focused on fostering bonds between parents and teachers so that we are partners in a child’s learning and growth. Seedlings is a resource for family’s questions and concerns, and a promotor of community involvement and contribution.
Rachel has her Bachelor’s Degree in Child and Adolescent Development from California State University Fullerton, and has been working with children since 2013. She has two children of her own and experience working both in child care centers and home-based child care programs with infant, toddler, preschool, and school-age children. Over the years she has received various trainings in Reggio Emilia, Montessori, Resources for Infant Educators (RIE), Forest School, and play-based philosophies. Before working in the early child care field she was a trained postpartum doula where she worked with families with newborns providing holistic support and valuable resources for the whole family. Rachel is CPR and First Aid Certified. Her well rounded experience and eclectic philosophy is the inspiration for opening her own school and bringing quality child care to the community.
There are so many parenting/teaching styles and philosophies that have been validated by scientific studies and by teachers and parents who have witnessed the way these approaches have benefited children’s happiness and development. Some of them are Montessori, Reggio Emilia, RIE, and Waldorf. These teaching styles have all impacted the philosophy at Seedlings and contributed to the 5 main principles we follow.
Click on any of the 5 principles to learn more about what they mean, how they benefit the child, and how they are implemented in the classroom.