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Our Programming and Staff

We offer programming for toddlers, preprimary and extended-day Kindergarten. 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

This program is available to children aged two on or before August 1, in every Tuesday and Thursday, or every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday. Both options run from 8:45 to 11:15 am.

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

Preprimary & Extended-Day (Kindergarten)

Preprimary Program

Our preprimary program was created as a three-year program for children aged three to six, 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, choose 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 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 2:30 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.

Extended Day (Kindergarten) Program

The third year of the preprimary program is referred to as the Extended Day (Kindergarten) year, when our students are invited to continue beyond the morning session for an extension of their working day. During this time, the children are exposed to in-depth exploration in reading, writing, mathematics, and cultural subjects, in addition to music, physical education, art, and Spanish.

Extended Day (Kindergarten) Program Availability

This program is available to children aged five and six, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday, from 8:30 am to 2:30 pm.

Bridge Class

We are pleased to offer our Bridge Class for those children missing the age requirement to enroll in Extended Day (Kindergarten). This program is available to children aged five, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday from 8:30 to 11:30 am, plus Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday from 11:30 am to 2:30 pm. Please note that Teacher Authorization is required prior to acceptance into this program.

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

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 3:00 p.m.

11:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

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

2:45 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.

2:45 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.

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

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. The before and after school care program at Montessori Children’s School is known as the Enrichment Care Programs (ECP).

The ECP is designed to provide toilet-trained students enrolled in our school who are three years or 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.

See our Enrichment Care Program Guide for more information.