This program runs in the morning from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. and in the afternoon from 12:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. Program I includes only the Montessori classroom opportunity. The children are engaged in the many areas of the classroom such as Language, Art, Math, Geography, Sensorial, Science, Practical Life, Music, group times and activities along with outdoor play. The children work toward independence and develop at their own rate as they explore the classroom, which is set up for their use. Their progress is charted by their teachers as they explore many of the hands on – self-correcting materials available to them.
Program II includes a morning or afternoon Montessori Classroom opportunity along with care before or after the core class. All of the classroom activities listed under Program I apply but the hours for Program II are either 7:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. or 12:30 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. The AM Program II provides the opportunity for a child to arrive before class time, participate in our breakfast program and early morning free choice and then the core class time. The PM Program II provides the opportunity for a child to arrive after lunch, participate in the core class and then after class time participate in afternoon free choice and outdoor activities.
Program III which runs from 7:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. also includes a morning or afternoon Montessori Classroom opportunity depending on your child’s age and need for a rest during the day. When your child is not involved in their designated morning or afternoon class time they will participate in free choice and directed activities or rest time. Children who have rest time in their classrooms will receive their lessons in the morning. Children who do not have rest time will receive lessons in the morning and the afternoon. These children can also participate in the breakfast program, early and late afternoon free choice time, and lunch time, all depending on the length of their schedule.
Program IV - Toddler Program - Our Toddler Program will run from 7:00 - 6:00 daily and is geared towards children 18 months to 30 months of age. The children get to experience the Montessori Curriculum, including Dramatic Play, Sensory Activity, Science, Math, Group Games, Music and plenty of outdoor play. The children will be working with the teachers on developing good habits on independence as well as sharing. The daily routine allows for class time, outdoor play, rest time and 2 snacks a day. The program will run year-round and will follow our school calendar.
Program V - Infant Program
Our Infant Program will run from 7:00am to 6:00pm daily and is geared towards children 6 weeks to 18 months of age. This program will follow the Montessori Curriculum, with a focus on developing the child's independence and growth. The qualified staff will keep a daily record of feeding times, nap times, and other activities.
Get Ready for Kindergarten
This program runs from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. The goal of this program is to help those young 5-year-olds develop their Kindergarten skills and become prepared for success in the all-day Kindergarten programs within our community. Since Montessori believes in “following the child” we will be able to give them more individual instruction time, work on the skills that may be challenging them, and work specifically on Kindergarten learning areas, both individually and in small and large groups.
Before & After School Program
Our Extended Care Program is for children 6 to 12 years of age who are attending the area elementary and middle schools. The before school care is offered from 7:00 a.m. to 8:30 a.m. when they leave to attend their individual schools and the after school care is offered from 3:30 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. We provide transportation to and from elementary schools, which needs to be approved and arranged prior to the start of the school year.
Being a year-round facility, we additionally offer all day, part day and partial summer schedules within our Summer Programs for ages 6 weeks to 12 years. We distribute information about the programs and their activities as we get closer to these sessions. Time frames and costs are comparable to the school year programs. More information is located on our Summer page.