Our program draws from Montessori concepts, while still allowing time for traditional imaginative play. Creative lesson plans are designed to engage your child and prepare them for Kindergarten. In addition to core curriculum we'll have fun with morning exercise (Yoga, Ballet, Dance), manners & life skills.
The parents love our daily reports that are emailed to them at the end of the day. The email summarizes their child's day -- meals, naps, lesson plans and even allows video and photo sharing. One parents said, "I love it. It makes me feel like I'm in the classroom with them." Our natural playscape outdoor area allows us to incorporate environmental science into our teachings. We'll have fun with all 4 seasons and each child has the opportunity to take part in caring of our plants and surroundings.
Never heard of Montessori? We'll fill you in. Montessori is a way of learning modeled from the teachings of Dr. Maria Montessori. It is a teaching that believes children are capable of self-directed learning. The teacher is an observer of the child, rather than a lecturer to the child. Montessori teachings believe children learn by doing. The culture of the classroom is devoted to helping each child grow toward independence by building confidence, competence, self-esteem and respect for others. More than an approach to education, Montessori is an approach to life!
Nature is important to children’s development in every major way – intellectually, emotionally, socially, spiritually, and physically. --Stephen Kellerton, Nature and Childhood Development.
This is a rough draft of what a typical day may look like for our preschoolers:
7:00 Drop off begins (Free Play) 7:30 Breakfast 8:30 School begins, teacher greets children 8:45 Circle Time & Morning Stretches 9:05 Montessori Individual Work Time 9:45 Centers & Specials (Music, Movement, Art) 10:10 Snack 10:30 Outdoor Work 11:15 Lunch 11:45 Free Play 12:30 Napping children prepare for nap 3:00 Snack 3:30 Free Play 4:00 Outdoor Work 5:15 Closing