Community Roots Academy was physically closed as a result of COVID-19 as of March 16, 2020. The State of California has established a website to help Californians working in essential sectors during the coronavirus response to find safe, reliable, and accessible child care options. Visit MyChildCare.ca.gov.
The following is a list of additional childcare programs:
• Connections for Children: 888.922.4453
• CA Child Care Resources & Referral Network Directory 1-800-KIDS-793
Provides parents and referral agencies with a list of locations where children may receive free nutritious meals during school vacation and off-track periods. Click here to learn more.
Community Care Club at Community Roots Academy will open on July 6 and Community Seedlings Preschool will open on July 13. Community Roots Academy will open for in-person classes and distance learning options on August 24. More details will be provided as they become available. CRA staff will check emails at firstname.lastname@example.org and listen to voicemails at 949.831.4272 twice daily and direct your questions to the appropriate parties.
Welcome to our comprehensive learning community where we offer a new paradigm in preschool through eighth grade education.
Our Reggio Emilia-inspired Community Seedlings Preschool plants the seeds for lifelong learning. Our innovative K-8 Community Roots Academy public charter school centers on project-based learning. While our enriching Community Care Club keeps children engaged before and after school and during the summer.
A Reggio-inspired constructivist preschool encouraging children’s curiosity and excitement for learningLearn More →
A premier project-based K-8 public charter school with rigorous academic standardsLearn More →
A licensed extended care program keeping students engaged and learning before and after school and during summerLearn More →
Great news! Community Seedlings Preschool has been so successful that we have outgrown our present location. We will be moving next summer (2020) to a new home in a spacious facility owned by Palisades Church. Located at 27002 Camino De Estrella in San Clemente, our new home is well suited for our social constructivist, ever-evolving, Reggio Emilia inspired program with a focus on nature-based learning and art education. We will have specialized classrooms, plus more than one-third acre of stimulating outdoor classroom space. We will also have more space for children to explore their ideas behind Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) concepts. More to come. In the meantime, please contact Director Carrie Conti Fetter at
with any questions you may have.
Education is a process of living not a preparation for future living.”
—John Dewey, acclaimed educator