Through hard work and determination, owners Salvatore and Lucita Materia opened up Roots and Wings Learning Center to teach the children and social development not only developmentally and academically, but spiritually as well.
Salvatore Materia has worked with children and adults in his early adult years as a Camp Counselor. He became a business man at 45 years of age buying and managing real estate.
Lucita Materia is an experienced teacher who has taught for over 40 years in both the public and private school systems in California and the Philippines. She has a Bachelors Degree in Elementary Education with majors in Kindergarten Education and Humanities and a Masters Degree in School Counseling.
Their son Emmanuel Materia, who is the Director of Roots and Wings Learning Center, has taught Kindergarten and First Grade for four years in California and VPK for two years at Roots and Wings. He has a Bachelors Degree in Psychology and his Masters focuses in Education of Cross-Cultural Teaching. He also has had the experience of being a Social Recreational Director of a Boys and Girls Club where he not only developed fun activities for the after school program, but also implemented programs to teach the older kids conflict, stress and health management skills.
Their daughter Josephine Tafulu, who is the Administrative Assistant at Roots and Wings, is a licensed Phonographix Reading Therapist.
Roots and Wings Learning Center is 12,000 square feet and is conveniently located in the World Golf Village Area. The center is equipped with a small gym, and computer/reading book room.
Our School Is About Life!
Setting a strong foundation of your child’s learning years by providing them the soil and the nest where they become their best!
We believe that every facet of life is important. Spiritual, Physical, Intellectual and Emotional.
We believe that every child is unique and valuable because their life comes from God.
We believe that one of the purposes of life is to improve the life of all people everywhere.
We believe that if we have helped a child become more human, more able to believe in the ultimate value of life, more helpful – we have prepared them for life. – Adopted from Sisters of St. Joseph of Orange, California