Roots and Wings Preschool is owned and operated by Terri and Eddie McGuire, married since 1994 and parents since 2005. Terri and Eddie come to the field of preschool education through very different paths. Terri's background is in special education and elementary education. She has worked with disabled children and adults for over twenty-five years, in educational programs, recreational programs, and in residential settings. Terri has been working full-time in preschools since 1998 and has a CDA credential. Eddie has a master's degree in English and spent several years teaching at the University of Arkansas. While he was teaching and doing his own coursework, he was an active volunteer in the preschools Terri worked in, and he has been teaching preschool full-time since 2003.
Although we provide child care, we are teachers, not babysitters or daycare attendants. We participate in continuing education in the field of early childhood education, accumulating between 30 and 60 hours of classes each year. We are active members of many professional organizations, including the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC), the Southern Early Childhood Association (SECA), the Northwest Arkansas Early Childhood Association (NWAECA), and the Northwest Arkansas Family Child Care Association (NWAFCCA). These organizations help us to maintain our commitment to providing the best environment for early learning.