Roots & Fruits - South Portland ME Child Care Facility

72 Macarthur Circle East, South Portland ME 04106
(207) 347-7274
2 Reviews

About the Provider

Description: Roots and Fruits focuses on the whole child and being fully present in mind, body, and spirit. It emphasizes creativity and collaboration in the learning process. It is developmentally appropriate, and includes activities and projects that center on culture, arts, and most importantly imaginative PLAY. This program encompasses a variety of philosophies of child development, including Reggio Emilia, Jean Piaget, and Howard Gardner. Our program uses the positive guidance approach through redirection, teaching conflict resolution, shared decision-making, and peace-making skills. We empower children with self-esteem and connection, offering a variety of choices to each child to foster independence and self-governing.

Additional Information: Quality Rating - Step 4;

Program and Licensing Details

  • Capacity: 49
  • Age Range: PRE-SCHOOL
  • Enrolled in Subsidized Child Care Program: No
  • District Office: Maine Dept of Health and Human Services - Child Care Licensing
  • District Office Phone: 1-207-287-9300 (Note: This is not the facility phone number.)
  • Licensor: Catherine Paglio (

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Momofthreeinportland Jul 28, 2017
I have toured this provider's facility, but have not used its services

After taking a tour a few months ago, my daughter is almost pre school age, I haven't been able to get this place out of my mind. I was really disappointed in the general chaos I witnessed, the kids seemed unorganized (the staff wasn't prepared with lessons or activities) and the state of the facility was absolute filthy. The director seemed knowledgeable in early childhood education, but in my opinion it's all smoke and mirrors, given the way she allows staff to speak to the kids (they were great when I was in the room, but as soon as I walked out, it was a different story.) Personally, I am not comfortable leaving my children in such a place, and neither should you. This is NOT the preschool it sells itself as.

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Momof3 Jul 02, 2017

I wouldn't recommend this place to anyone! My husband and I went for a tour and were really disappointed in what we saw. The facility is filthy dirty, the staff speak harshly to the kids and it was not a place I would ever consider leaving my child in. Frankly, I think it should be shut down.
Stay way from this place.

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