The Montessori Center offers programs for children 2 and a half years old through kindergarten. Montessori is a three year prospectus in which the skills a child learns one year are built upon in the following years. Typically children start at the age of three and continue through kindergarten.
YEAR AROUND CALENDAR
While The Montessori Center has a year around calendar, the school does close for holidays, down time, parent conferences, and staff in-service. In order to plan for these closings, a calendar for the entire year is given to parents each spring.
The academic year begins the end of August and ends in May.
SUMMER CAMP PROGRAM
Summer Camp is an eight week program designed to celebrate summer and connect children to nature. Learn more...
Optional intersessions are offered to help parents with their child care needs when the school is closed between sessions.
The base of the program is an Extended Day, which meets from 8:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
The Montessori Center is open from 7:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. Additional care before and after class may be contracted monthly or used on a drop-in, space available basis.
KINDERGARTEN / THIRD YEAR
The third year is a truly special experience for the five and six year old. Developmentally at this age, a child's academic skills are ready to blossom with the aid of the advanced Montessori materials. Having progressed through the ranks, and now the oldest of a multi-age group, the kindergarten child very naturally assumes the active role of class leader and role model. As children assume this classroom role, leadership qualities are developed as well as self-confidence and self-esteem strengthened.