“If it hasn’t been in the Hand, the Body, and in the Heart …
… it can’t be in the Brain.”
– Bev Bos
Roseville Community Preschool began nearly sixty years ago when ten women formed a Mother’s Playgroup utilizing the original office of the Placer County Fairgrounds. What started as an empty shell of a building and a small play yard over the years sprouted into a vibrant early childhood center. Over the years, RCP gained international recognition as a model preschool through their work guided by our original Teacher and Director, Bev Bos. RCP’s philosophy is rooted in the play-based, child-directed, parent participation approach to education that acknowledges:
Children are naturally motivated by their own desire to make sense of their world.
Children learn through their active involvement in the world.
It is our firm belief that the role of the adults is to establish the play environment and provide guidance, understanding that young children learn best though self-directed play.
Learning involves all of the senses. Children need to move, to touch, to hold, to take things apart, to rearrange, experiment, deconstruct, reconstruct, imagine, talk out loud, and to play – which is “the single most significant factor in determining our success and happiness.” (Stuart Brown)