Tender Roots is located in the Lyon Village neighborhood of North Arlington, Virginia. In 2006 we opened our doors to a packed open house. It was clear the neighborhood needed a community school.
The vision for our program is based on four concepts:
- The Child-Parent/Caregiver relationship facilitates exploration and learning, while simultaneously meeting young children’s needs for intimacy and security.
- A parent cooperative offers the optimal means for delivering an interactive education.
- A geographically-targeted program helps to foster a deep sense of community and create a nurturing, neighborhood network that supports progressive education.
- The creation and continuing development of a Reggio Emilia inspired program for toddlers offers families exposure to the highest regarded form of early childhood education.