A S.T.EA.M. and project-based learning space.
At Blue RoZe Wonderschool, our goal is to foster students’ independence, critical thinking, and problem-solving skills, while helping them develop valuable academic and personal strengths. Blue RoZe uses S.T.E.A.M. (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Math)-based activities to teach language arts, mathematics, history, science, art, foreign languages, American Sign Language (ASL), and life skills. We believe in teaching to the “whole child” by catering to a range of learning styles, so whether your child is a visual, auditory, or physical learner, lessons are delivered through their preferred lens.
We also believe that parent involvement is critical to student success. Parents who take stock in their child’s education experience firsthand what their child is learning and how he or she learns most effectively. Additionally, being involved early on prepares parents to advocate for their child in the future. Parents know their child better than anyone, and through collaboration, we can find tailored solutions to best meet his or her needs. We encourage all parents to get involved at Blue RoZe Wonderschool, whether that’s by leading an activity, reading a story, or assisting with other tasks outside of the classroom.
Join the Blue RoZe community in four easy steps:
1. Explore our website
We’ve provided information about our philosophies and offerings to help you decide if our program may be right for your family.
2. Tour the school
Come see what makes Blue RoZe unique. Please schedule a tour by filling out the “Schedule Tour” form.
3. Submit an Enrollment Application
If you would like to enroll, please submit an application at www.wonderschool.com/blueroze/apply – Please note that we require tours for all prospective families. Do not submit an application if you have not toured.
After reviewing your application, we’ll send an enrollment invitation. Upon accepting your invitation, you’ll pay your deposit (usually equal to one month’s tuition), fill out enrollment documents and review our Parent Handbook.
Blue RoZe is located in a very quiet and laid-back neighborhood in North Long Beach. Behind the spacious home is a large backyard with plenty of space for your little ones to play and learn. We have guava, tangerine, apple, lime, and passion fruit trees right in the backyard. We are located less than four blocks away from the neighborhood park, which we will visit regularly. The indoor space is set up for children 22 months to 5 years old and is complete with computers, art supplies, science experiments, writing utensils, and an array of learning materials.
Our focus at Blue RoZe Wonderschool is Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics. We are also project-based, which means we will be conducting long- and short- term projects and experiments. Children will learn different methods of critical thinking skills, and how to ask specific questions to help them solve a problem. We also have access to a 3D printing machine, t-shirt press, design cutter, computer access, and–best of all–LEGOs! We also have a compost pile on-site and a nice garden area to plant flowers and vegetables. Another aspect that makes our learning space special are our various fruit trees, which include guava, tangerine, apple, lemon, and passion fruit.
Parents are encouraged to participate in leading a science experiment, reading a story, donating materials or remote help from home.
Our Approach to Discipline
We believe in giving students choices and collaborating with them to come up with solutions. Positive reinforcement and redirection are always our top options to chose disciplinary actions. Our main method of identifying solutions and choices is communication with the student and making clear rules and consequences of specific actions. We set up boundaries and tactics for success in order to resolve conflicts.
We ask parents to supply extra clothing, pull-ups and wipes for children not potty trained.
Camille Mathews, Director and Head Teacher
Camille Mathews fell in love with teaching preschool at the age of 17. Since then, she has worked as an after-school instructor, enrichment teacher, reading tutor, preschool assistant, infant/toddler teacher, special education trainee, and now preschool teacher. For the last 10 years, she has been writing her own S.T.E.A.M. curriculum for preschoolers.
Camille has taken taken a plethora of classes in early childhood education, including art/music and movement, anti-bias curriculum, children with difficult behavior, teaching children in a diverse society, and language arts for young children, to name a few. She has also taken classes in American Sign Language and Spanish, which she is excited to include in Blue RoZe’s curriculum.
Camille is currently pursuing her Bachelor’s degree in English and is working toward credential in Special Education Mild/Moderate Disabilities. All of her experiences working with children have stuck with her, and she has a range of activities and concepts to draw upon. In addition to being a teacher of young children, she is also the parent of a young child and can relate to the phases that parents experience with their child and learning.
We have one small friendly dog.
We are a proud member of the Wonderschool network.
Wonderschool is a group of early childhood programs that combine the quality standards of the best child care centers with the warmth of an in-home program in your neighborhood.