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Our Programming and Staff

We offer programming for toddlers, preprimary, Kindergarten and Elementary grades one, two and three. Every classroom is directed by a Montessori-trained teacher.

Our wonderful staff have been dedicated to our students, with employment history ranging from several years to decades of service.

Education Programs

Toddler

Our toddler program fulfills the two-year-old’s basic need for exploration, movement, independence, language acquisition, and self-esteem.

Under the direction of specially trained and caring teachers, the toddler environment encourages motor development and problem-solving skills. Here, the toddler student learns the necessary life skills to interact harmoniously with peers and adults.

Program Availability

2-day - Thursday, Friday - 8:30am - 11:30am

3-day - Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday - 8:30am - 11:30am

5-day - Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday - 8:30am - 11:30am

More information can be found in our Tuition Info Guide.

* Toilet training is not required for children enrolled in the toddler program.

Preprimary

Preprimary Program

Our preprimary program was created as a three-year program for children aged three to 4, where the child enrolls at age three and spends three years in the same classroom, with the same teacher.

The classroom is prepared and filled with carefully chosen, manipulative-learning materials. Here the child, with gentle guidance from the teacher, chooses work from an assortment of beautifully arranged, self-correcting selections. In working with them, the child grows towards self-discipline, order, and concentration.

This is part of the “absorbent mind” concept espoused by Dr. Maria Montessori, who viewed this period in a child’s development as when he or she exhibits a heightened capacity to absorb everything from the surrounding environment.

Preprimary Program Availability

This program is available to children aged three to four, and is offered either in the morning (AM) Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday, from 8:30 to 11:30 am, or in the afternoon (PM) on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday, from 12:00 to 3:00 pm.

*As required by our state operating license, all students enrolled in the preprimary Montessori programs must be completely toilet-trained, and no diapers or pull-ups are permitted to be worn in the preprimary classroom. Our staff will assist a child who has had a toilet accident, however, in accordance with our license, we are unable to retain a child who has continuous toilet accidents.

Kindergarten Program Availability

This program is available to children aged five and six, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday, from 8:30 am to 3:00 pm.

Elementary Program Availability

This program is available to children in first, second, and third grade. In keeping with the Montessori method, students participate in grade level appropriate material in a single classroom environment.

More information on our programs can be found on our Tuition Info guide.

Unique Classes

Montessori Children’s School is pleased to offer our Spanish, Music, Library, Gym, and - through our beautiful Greenhouse - Botany and Science curriculum at no additional charge. Children attend each of these activities once per week.

Specialty Class Teachers

Music - Meet Ms. Lisa

Spanish - Meet Señora Cristina

Enrichment Care Program (Before/After School)

Our before- and after-school care program is known as the Enrichment Care Program (ECP), designed to provide our enrolled, toilet-trained students aged three years and older with a comfortable and caring Montessori environment before and after class time. Parents who foresee the need for the ECP must first register for the Montessori programs.

Reservations will be accepted on a first come, first served basis and must be made a week in advance. Billing for our Montessori programs like ECP is done on a monthly basis for times reserved during the preceding month.

Credits are only given for snow days or other emergency closing days. Credits will not be given for absences or reserved times not used.

The Enrichment Care Montessori Programs may be reserved in the following time blocks:

7:30 a.m. to 8:30 a.m.

11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. (lunch)

11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

11:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

11:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

2:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.

2:30 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.

*Time blocks are subject to change due to need. Contact Montessori Children’s School for current prices.

See our Enrichment Care Program Policies and Procedures Manual and Enrichment Care Attendance and Release Form for more information.