At Rooted Oaks Montessori School, We Help Your Child Grow into Their Best Selves, Build Community, and Become a Lifelong Learner! We're So Excited for You to Join Our Preschool Family!

We believe in 5 principles:

--Respect for the child--

Dr. Maria Montessori believed children should be respected. Respect is shown by not interrupting children's concentration, allowing freedom to make choices, and to learn and do things for themselves. The teacher's role is to model respect for all students and peaceful conflict resolution.

--The Absorbent Mind--

Children are continually learning from the world around them through all five senses just by simply having a desire to explore and experiment.

--Sensitive Periods--

Dr. Montessori believed there are certain periods during which children are more ready to learn certain skills. Known as sensitive periods, they only last long enough for the child to acquire the necessary skills. The order and timing of each sensitive period depends on the individual child. It is the Montessori teacher's job, to observe and provide necessary resources and lessons to blossom during these times.

--The Prepared Environment--

The Montessori method believes that children learn best in an environment that is prepared to promote freedom for children to explore and learn through materials of their choice. The learning environment is prepared in an orderly, child-centered way.

--Auto Education--

Auto Education is the concept that children are capable of educating themselves. Montessori teachers provide the environment, the inspiration, the guidance and the encouragement for children to educate themselves, which is when real learning takes place.

Benefits of Nature Play:

  • Children and adults who spend a lot time in nature are happier and healthier

  • Builds higher self-esteem and confidence through natural play and risk-taking

  • Children learn to work cooperatively and problem-solve in naturally occurring situations

  • Children are naturally engaged and have higher activity levels

Tallahassee's Only Montessori Nature Preschool

Program for Ages 3-5

At Rooted Oaks, we are committed to implementing the Montessori method of education developed by Dr. Maria Montessori, which is a child-centered, developmentally-based approach to education. Dr. Montessori strongly believed that a peaceful world will come from a new way of education that focused on teaching compassion and connection to all living things. She was convinced that it was the school's responsibility to meet each individual student's developmental needs. The Montessori method focuses on learning through all five sense and immersion in nature. Spending time in nature ignites students' curiosity and sparks engagement. Children thrive learning about nature and through nature, helping them to learn about themselves, their peers, and the world around them. We pride ourselves on celebrating diversity and inclusivity.

We're so excited for you to join our preschool family! When you're here, you're family! You'll love our warm, welcoming Montessori nature preschool, and your child will bloom into an independent, critical thinker.

I'm Passionate About Teaching Preschool!

Hi, I'm Mrs. Kristin! I have a passion for teaching children and truly enjoy watching them grow into the best version of themselves. I have a Bachelor's Degree in Elementary Education and Master's Degree in Special Education. I am currently getting certified as a Montessori Primary (3-6) Guide. I'm also a trauma-informed foster parent. I have a love for all things outdoors and can't wait to share my passion with you and your family. I can't wait for your family to join our school family!

Your Child Will Thrive By:

Being Taught By an Experienced and Loving Teacher!

Gaining Confidence In a Healthy & Safe Environment!

We keep our preschool clean and sanitized, and we follow all local health & safety guidelines. They will gain confidence as they learn to become independent learners.

Receiving Individualized Instruction to Blossom into a Lifelong Learner!

Regardless of where your child is at, we will help your child develop their social, emotional, cognitive, physical, and language skills!

Explore the great outdoors!

Learn about nature while developing communication skills, creativity, and confidence in self.

But Don't Just Take Our Word For It...


"One of Kristin’s best qualities in teaching is her attention to detail and intuition on each child’s needs. She always has several different ways to approach a subject or skill depending on the child and not only their ability, but also their attitude/mood that day. We all know how temperamental kids this age can be. Her patience with children in this age group is unlike anything I have ever seen."

- Angela B.

"Mrs. Campion is truly a blessing for the children and staff. Her students excelled in all academic areas as a result of strong engagement and the quality instruction she provided. I have yet to discover a teacher like Mrs. Campion who grasps the needs of ESE students and has what it takes to meet them all." -Sally S.

"This preschool has exceeded our expectations by far! We recommend you to anyone and everyone!" - Kami S.

We Use Authentic Montessori Curriculum and a Mix of Forest School and Other Nature Based Programs

We provide a complete and authentic Montessori program to develop the whole child

Our class time is focused on developing the whole child with curriculum focused on these areas:

  • Practical Life
  • Language
  • Literacy
  • Math
  • Sensorial
  • History
  • Geography and Culture
  • Science
  • Social and Emotional Literacy

Check Out Our Curriculum Content Areas

We currently offer three different options with our program

Full Day Program

This option runs Tuesday and Thursday from 9 a.m. - 2 p.m. This includes the full Montessori program and the nature program combined with a 30 minute lunch time. Parents are expected to send lunch.


We Have Very Limited Spots in Our Program


Choose the Class That Works Best For Your Family!

If choosing either of the nature options, parents will be required to purchase nature gear that will be left at school for the school year to ensure children will be safe and comfortable in all kinds of weather (Children will participate in nature activities indoors on days the weather is dangerous to be outside).


Full Day Montessori

and Nature Class

Tuition: $350/mo.

Reg./Supply Fee: $125


9 a.m. - 2 p.m.




Tuition: $150/mo.

Reg. Fee: $100


12-2:00 p.m.




Tuition: $225/mo.

Reg./Supply Fee: $100


9 - 11:30 a.m.

Got Questions?


What is your health and safety policy?

We follow all local guidelines, including our 24-hour sickness policy (your child must be clear of the following symptoms for 24 hours before returning to school: fever, vomiting, and/or diarrhea).

Do I have to buy school supplies?

No. Your supplies are included with the cost of registration. All events are free for your entire family!

Can I take a tour first?

Yes! We would love to give you a tour of our school. During the tour, we'll tell you all about us. At the end, we'll ask: "Would you like your child to come to our preschool?" If so, that's when we'll have you fill out the registration form and we'll collect the registration fee. Please call us to schedule a tour.

When does preschool start? Can I enroll mid-year?

Our school year runs Aug.-May (10 months). If we have spots available, you can enroll mid-year. Please call us to see if we have any spots available.

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